More than $2.2 million in job training grants awarded in Minnesota
The grants will provide training for 2,504 workers in the state.
The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development says it has awarded 13 workforce development grants totaling nearly $2.2 million under the Minnesota Jobs Skills Partnership.
The grants aim to assist businesses and educational institutions in training workers to keep high-quality jobs in the state.
“This program helps us strengthen our workforce and fill vacancies by giving Minnesotans the skills they need to grow in their careers,” Department of Employment and Economic Development Commissioner Steve Grove said when making the announcement. “Now more than ever, partnerships like these between the public and private sector will help advance our workforce to help businesses grow and thrive.”
DEED says businesses and educational institutions work together to secure MJSP funding for training their Minnesota workers. First, businesses meet with an accredited educational institution to explain their training needs and learn about their options. Then, after the two groups have agreed upon how to meet the business’s training needs, the educational institution contacts DEED to determine eligibility for a grant.
Click h ere to see the 13 grant recipients.
The investments through the MJSP program build off the recent launch of Minnesota’s Build What Matters campaign, the mission pitched Minnesota as the problem-solving capital of the United States.
DEED says the next application deadline is Jan. 24, with grants awarded on March 7.