Minnesota's new Skilled Manufacturing Customized Training Program is
designed to create skilled workers for current and projected manufacturing
openings and to meet the needs of Minnesota employers that have
customized training programs.
The Minnesota Legislature passed funding for this program in 2013. The
legislation directs DLI
to collaborate with Alexandria Community and Technical College,
Central Lakes College, Century College and Hennepin Technical
College to develop a program for manufacturing industries that integrates academic instruction and job-related learning in the workplace. State funding for this program ends Jan. 15, 2015.
The program is employee-centered. A student would take some classes at
the school and get training at the manufacturer's worksite. The employer
pays wages to the participant (new employee), who is hired to produce
work and learn. This program is designed to provide:
For help with the Skilled Manufacturing Customized Training Program, contact: