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The most up-to-date information and grant application materials for Minnesota Dual-Training Pipeline grants are available from the Minnesota Office of Higher Education (OHE).

What are Dual Training Grants and what can they do?

Dual-training programs provide structured on-the-job training and related instruction so employees can develop the necessary occupational competencies to succeed in their chosen career.

In 2015, the Minnesota legislature created the Dual Training Grant Program to help employers and training providers deliver dual training to meet industry-developed occupational competency standards. OHE administers these grants in collaboration with Minnesota Dual-Training Pipeline.

Employers can use Dual Training Grants to train employees in an occupation for which a competency standard has been identified in one of the seven Minnesota Dual-Training Pipeline industries. Employers must have an agreement with a training provider to offer the competency training that results in the employee receiving an industry-recognized degree, certificate or credential. Grant funds can be used to cover student/employees’ tuition, fees and materials for the related instruction training. In addition, employers can access funds to help with dual trainee supports.

Eligible industries and occupations

Dual Training Grants can be used to meet competency standards in the following industries and occupations:

What about developing additional occupations for dual training?

Minnesota Dual-Training Pipeline team supports adding new occupations in our seven eligible industries. If you don't see an occupation that's already been approved, please contact us to learn about developing a new occupation.


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