Tiger Path Academy Among Those Awarded Grant Money 08 Jun 18

Five partnerships have each been awarded $95,000 Youth Skills Training (YST) grants to develop and implement paid-learning opportunities for students 16 years of age and older.

The grants are part of a new Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry (YST@DLI) program, which was signed into law in 2017 with bipartisan support, to create and provide employment training for student learners ages 16 and older in high-growth, high-demand occupations.

“These grants allow high schools, businesses and community organizations to work together to train students and create skilled workers for their communities,” said Ken Peterson, DLI commissioner.

YST@DLI grants will be awarded to the following partnerships, who represent 13 school districts and more than 50 employer partners in manufacturing, health care and information technology.

  • Goodhue County Collaborative 

  • Hutchinson TigerPath Initiative

  • Twin West Youth Skills Training Program 

  • White Bear Lake Area Schools and Cerenity Senior Care 

  • Winona Chamber’s REACH Initiative

Grant money can be used to create programs, recruit students and employers, provide training, transport students and pay for student certifications.