DEED Awards More Than $2.9 million in Grants to Minnesota Colleges and Universities for Employer Workforce Development Projects

2 May 2024


The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) announced 19 workforce development grants totaling over $2.9 million to eight Minnesota educational institutions that are partnering with Minnesota businesses to develop and deliver customized workforce training programs. Grantees expect to train more than 4,000 workers through these programs.

"Workforce training programs help Minnesota workers develop new skills, while also helping employers build employee engagement and ensure workers have necessary skills for personal and organizational success," said DEED Commissioner Matt Varilek. "Minnesota's higher education institutions are excellent training program partners with proven track records in delivering effective, customized training programs for Minnesota businesses."

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