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Youth Skills Training Program Pilot Grant Funding Available

Tuesday, February 6, 2018  
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Letters of intent from partnerships interested in applying for YST@DLI grant funding are now being accepted.

Complete and Submit the Letter of Intent Form by clicking here.

The MPMA spearheaded the legislative effort in 2017 to get a bill passed to remove barriers to student participation in high school skilled training programs and expand local internship and apprenticeship programs.

  • Youth Skills Training (YST) pilot program grant funding is available for up to five partnerships in amounts up to $100,000;
  • The Letter of Intent form must be completed and submitted online by April 5, 2018 at 4:30 CST;
  • The identified lead partner will be notified of receipt upon submission and notified of approval pending YST@DLI review; and
  • Grant applications will open April 6, 2018 and will close May 4, 2018.

For further information on YST@DLI:

For assistance, please contact: Rich Wessels, Project Coordinator, Youth Skills Training Program, Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry.