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PIPELINE Program success

Businesses are finding success with the Minnesota PIPELINE Program. Continue reading as they share their stories.

AWT Labels and Packaging
"We had a training program in place through Flexographic Tech and were looking for opportunities to introduce potential workers to the program. We were excited about the prospect of using the dual-training grants to assist companies and students with an incentive to pursue printing as a career." 
— Ted Biggs, vice president of manufacturing, AWT Labels and Packaging. Read more ...

Buhler Inc.
"PIPELINE offers a support structure that we did not have before. Now we have the chance to have a direct impact on the education of our future employees."
— Bernd Weber, director of field services, Buhler Inc. Read more ...

Fairview Health Service
"PIPELINE allowed us to focus on competencies and key areas for our IT workers, looking at how we can help employees go to school, work at the same time, and be successful at it."
— Laura Beeth, talent acquisition, Fairview Health Services. Read more ...

Jones Metal
"The flexibility of the PIPELINE Dual Training Grant provided an opportunity that worked very well for us since we could adjust the training to our specifications. We appreciate the ability to have an adaptable learning structure that accommodates our company and the employee in training."
— Val Bentdahl, human resources manager, Jones Metal. Read more ...

Pequot Tool & Manufacturing
Participation in the PIPELINE Program has revolutionized our training methodology. Funding from the PIPELINE Dual-Training Grant allowed us to implement an in-house hybrid program that combines online training resources and classes led by industry professionals."
— Pequot Tool & Manufacturing Read more ...

PIPELINE Program receives innovation award

PIPELINE awardThe PIPELINE Program was awarded a 2016 State Government Innovation Award from the University of Minnesota Humphrey School of Public Affairs and the Nonprofit Leadership Center. The award recognizes "the great work of state government entities and encourages an environment of experimentation and innovation in Minnesota."

Pictured, left to right, are Jessica Looman, DLI deputy commissioner; Heather McGannon, Projects and Planning Division director; and Janell Westveer, PIPELINE Program consultant.




Questions or comments about the Minnesota PIPELINE Program?

Contact Annie Welch, PIPELINE Program manager, at (651) 284-5353 or Annie.Welch@state.mn.us

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