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Tried and True Small Engine Youth Mechanics with Professional Mechanic, Jim Goserud. 

If you are a hands-on type of person and are interested in a mechanical field for a future career, Tried and True is for you! Tried and True Small Engines is a Lakes Center for Youth & Families program for teens 15-19 years old in the Forest Lake area and Chisago County.


What will I be doing at Tried and True? You’ll be working with a professional mechanic and 2-3 other teens in a real shop setting learning how to diagnose, repair, and sell small engines! Small engines include lawn mowers, snow blowers, weed whips, and more! The shop is in Forest Lake, MN.

What is the commitment? Tried and True is a 72 hour session, over approximately 12-18 weeks. We have openings for our Tuesday and Thursday shift from 3:30-6:30pm both days. We are currently accepting applications!

What do I get out of it? Teens will gain real world experience that is applicable for them now and for their future. Teens can use Tried and True as a work reference for job applications, as previous experience on resumes, and they will learn invaluable skills that are necessary to enter the workforce.

How do I apply? Simply contact Jenna Jones with LC4YF at 651-464-3685 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Or download an application and get more information by visiting our website at