State grants for training
The Minnesota Job Skills Partnership
The Minnesota Job Skills Partnership was created in 1983 to bolster cooperation between business and education. The program, which is offered through the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development provides matching funds to employers who commit to work with educational institutions in trying new training approaches to up-skill their workforce. These funds flow directly to a college, university or other non-profit training organization that manages each training project.
Historically, the vast majority of grant funding has been awarded to members of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System.