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State awards $2.7 million for workforce training for businesses

1 Oct 2018


The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) has awarded workforce development grants totaling $2.7 million to help train 4,400 workers in partnership with community colleges and business.

Under the Minnesota Job Skills Partnership (MJSP), participating businesses work  with an accredited educational institution to explain their training needs and to learn options. Once they agree on a plan, the educational institution contacts DEED to determine eligibility for a grant.

“The Minnesota Job Skills Partnership works to ensure that critical training for high-skill jobs is available to Minnesota workers," said Shawntera Hardy, commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED), which administers the MJSP program. 

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