Deadline nears for $2.7M in dual-training grants

STATEWIDE – A new round of $2.7 million in grants is available to help Minnesota employers create or expand dual-training programs in the industries of advanced manufacturing, agriculture, health care services and information technology.

The grants strengthen the work of the Minnesota PIPELINE Program, which supports employers in creating or enhancing a competency based dual-training approach where workers receive a combination of related instruction strategically paired with on-the-job training.

The program was created to give workers the opportunity to earn while they learn, while at the same time helping businesses meet workforce needs. Since the program began, a total of 124 grants have been awarded for over $4.2 million. It is estimated that as many as 913 employees have benefited from the grant program.

View applications and other grant materials at www.ohe.state.mn.us/mPg. cfm?pageID=2196. The deadline to apply is May 10, 2019.

The application includes information about the student/ employees receiving the training and the training provider the employer is partnering with to provide the related instruction. The maximum total grant application is $150,000, not to exceed $6,000 per student/ employee. Grantees will be selected by July 2019 and grant funds will be available for the following academic year.

For more information, email PIPELINE.Program@ state.mn.us.

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