• Welcome to Fergus Falls Area Chamber of Commerce

    We are membership based organization which serves its 350 member businesses. We are located in West Central Minnesota in Otter Tail County.
    With nearly 1100 lakes and an abundance of recreational options, the Fergus Falls area is a great place to grow your business.

    We serve as the lead advocate and resource for our members and to create partnerships that foster a healthy business climate.

  • Free CNA Class: Apply Now

    Posted: 02/15/2021

    Coursework Begins April 6; Become Certified as Early as May 3

    PioneerCare pays certified nursing assistant training expenses and the Minnesota certification exam cost if you successfully complete the program and become a CNA at PioneerCare. If you’re age 16 or older, apply online today!

    Have you ever thought of becoming a nursing assistant? Whether you think of it as a career choice, or a step to go further with a career in healthcare, it’s a rewarding experience and valuable to those who depend on our help.

    Apply for a new job as a CNA, interview, complete a criminal background study, and job shadow with a current employee to see what it’s like. If it seems like good a fit for you, PioneerCare will gladly help you sign up for the nursing assistant training course.

    Class meets on the M|State Fergus Falls campus:

    • April 6; April 20: 1:00 pm to 10:00 pm
    • April 7-8; April 13-15; April 21-22: 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm
    • April 27: 2:00 pm to 10 pm (Incl. Clinical Orientation)
    • May 1-2: 7:00 am to 5:30 pm (Clinical Experience)
    • May 3: Nurse Assistant Exam at 3:00 pm

    PioneerCare starts new CNAs at $15.00/hour – PLUS:

    • $1/hour added pay for evening and night shifts: PioneerCare pays premium shift differential pay to employees who work at least half their shift hours between 3:00 pm and 7:00 am.
    • Generous scholarship opportunities: Next year, PioneerCare expects to award over $50,000 in scholarships to current employees.
    • Student loan repayment program for nursing graduates: Next year, we expect to make over $18,000 in student loan payments for nurses currently working at PioneerCare.
    • Paid time off: combines vacation, holiday, and sick time, giving you flexible choices and helping you achieve healthy work/life balance.
    • Full-time benefits include 401K retirement program, health/dental/life insurance, and more!

    Contact us for more details:

    Still have questions? Contact our Human Resources team by email or phone 218.998.1500.

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