Construction & Logistics Training Programs

Takoda’s short-term training programs are designed to help you get the skills and credentials needed to quickly enter in-demand jobs in construction, transportation, warehousing, and logistics. Our intimate class sizes and caring instructors ensure that you are learning in a supportive and career-focused environment. Training is offered at no cost to students and our career counselors will help you find employment once you graduate. To get started, complete the form below. For questions, call 612.341.3358, x122.



3 weeks, Monday-Friday
8:30am-3:30pm, In-person


Become certified to operate the small equipment found on construction sites and in warehouses. In just three weeks, you will learn how to operate skid steer loaders, compact excavators, forklifts, utility vehicles, and boom lifts. Students will also be able to attain their OSHA-10 hour certification.

2023 Schedule

November 27 – December 18

2024 Schedule

February 5 -February 26

April 8 – April 26

June 3 – June 28

August 5 – August 23

October 7 – October 25

December 2 – December 19

Class A & B Commercial Drivers’ Permit

6 weeks, Tuesday & Thursday Evenings, Occasional Saturdays
5:30pm-8pm, Hybrid- in-person and distance learning


This six-week program prepares students for testing for either their Class A or Class B Commercial Drivers’ Permit. Once the permit is attained, Takoda staff will help you find a job in the field or guide you to Class A or B behind-the-wheel completion.

Commercial Drivers’ Behind the Wheel

January 8, 2024

2024 Schedule

February 6 – February 22

April 9 –  April 25

June 4 – June 20

August 6 – August 22

November 5 – November 21


1 week, Monday-Friday
8:30am-3:30pm, In-person


This one-week program teaches students the skills and knowledge needed to gain their OSHA-30 safety credential. The course will train students on safety responsibility, with emphasis on hazard identification, control, prevention, and avoidance, in addition to OSHA standards.

2023 Schedule

January 23 – January 27

March 13 – March 17

May 8 – May 12

July 10 – July 14

September 11 – September 15

November 13 – November 17

2024 Schedule

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