Minnesota Dual-Training Pipeline
Minnesota Dual-Training Pipeline exists to support employers in creating or enhancing a competency based, earn-and-learn dual-training approach to meeting their workforce needs. With Pipeline, workers receive a combination of related instruction paired with on-the-job training.
About the Minnesota Dual-Training Pipeline
The program targets four, high-growth industries with limited history with Minnesota's apprenticeship system:
Dual training basics
Dual training is an earn-while-you-learn approach where the employer invests in their employee by providing training in competency-based work skills and related instruction. For an employee to qualify for a dual-training program, they must:
be employed by the participating dual-training employer and,
be accepted into the employer’s dual-training program that meets industry competency standards for a specific occupation (use the above links to find the eligible occupations with industry competency standards).
Minnesota Dual-Training Pipeline objectives
Engage employers, higher education, labor, representatives of the disabled community and government to support employment-based training;
expand earn-and-learn dual-training and registered apprenticeship in Minnesota; and
bring together leaders from industry to identify, define, create and validate occupational competencies for in-demand careers.
Dual training grants
Additional information about Minnesota Dual-Training Pipeline
View the Pipeline 2021 Annual Recap.
View a map of partner employers throughout Minnesota.
Additional employer resources
Contact us at Pipeline.Program@state.mn.us.