Hours of Operation: Mon - Fri 8:00am - 8:00pm



Connecting classrooms to careers and life to learning.

Think differently about talent pipeline development and career connected learning. FutureForward offers an easy way to support local economic prosperity, find and manage partners, set up and track career-connected learning activities, build relevant educator capacity and pipeline, and leverage young people's innovative and diverse ideas.  



Connect with employers to engage in experiential career-connected learning opportunities for awareness and application of coursework in real world settings.


   Experiences include virtual and classroom guest speakers, informational interviews, student projects, site visits, job shadows, internships, and mentors.

Curriculum and document library to share guest instructor lessons, common forms, templates, and vetted career-connected learning resources.

Scheduling, registration, and other management tools for career fairs and other events.

Educator approval capabilities for matching individual students to the best work-based learning experiences.

Built-in direct message functionality between educators, students, and business professionals.

Student feedback tools and reporting.   


Provide skill-based opportunities that support professional development and talent retention, attract and develop a talent pipeline, and leverage young people’s innovative and diverse ideas.


Create a company profile with video and photo upload that showcase careers in your business.

Post company-sponsored site tours, job shadows, student projects, internships, and teacher externships.

Lead or partner on classroom instruction to bring to bring real world relevancy to educational topics. 

Push notifications of events to students and educators for streamlined communication.

  Built-in direct message functionality between educators and business professionals. 

Easy “opt in” and “opt out” preferences.

Business feedback tools and reporting.



This tool is free for all professionals and companies to join.  Advertising opportunities will be available in fall of 2021.


Fees are calculated by building, based on student enrollment. The Basic Package includes access for educators, students and  full reporting features. Buildings with students under 13 years of age can remove the Student Portal Add-On Fee. 


Employer Satisfaction

Percentage of satisfied employers engaged with FutureForward.

Net Promoter Score

FutureForward received a world class rank in Net Promoter Score.

Educator Satisfaction

Percentage of satisfied educators engaged with FutureForward.

Company or Career Field Interest Increase

Percentage of students who are more interested in that company or career field because of FutureForward experiences.

Student Satisfaction

Percentage of satisfied students engaged with FutureForward.

· You guys were great & taught me plenty on how to properly interview, showed me a quick run through of the different types of HVAC, also showed me the tools & technology to plumbing.  The whole experience was good I would definitely look more into this company after today.  

-Student, Site Visit

· This was a fun and value-added event for our store!  We were excited to provide insight on the retail business and inspire future career opportunities to students in our community!


-Employer, Site Visit

· The overall experience was great.  Giving students the ability to see that there are other opportunities besides college that are viable options for their future.  It was both generalized and company specific, but gave students the ability to see how this company as well as industry operates.

- Teacher,  Site Visit


Thank you for visiting our site. Please use the following form or contact Sarah Ness, Program Manager for FutureForward at Southeast Service Cooperative, for more information.

Email: sness@ssc.coop

Office: 507-281-6678

210 Wood Lake Drive SE
Rochester, MN 55904