Hibbing schools awarded Youth Skills Training grant

The Hibbing School District is one of 12 partnerships to get funding for career exposure for young adults.

The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry has announced their Youth Skills Training grant recipients for this year. The program was signed into law in 2017, to create and provide employment training for student learners ages 16 and older in high-growth and high-demand occupations.

YST grants will be split between 12 partnerships, all splitting $1 million in funding, to be used for programs that run from July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025. The partnerships will offer safe, meaningful work experience in advanced manufacturing, agriculture, automotive, health care, and information technology.

  • Alexandria Area High School
  • Breckenridge High School
  • Edina Public Schools
  • Faribault Public Schools
  • Hibbing School District
  • Independent School District #728 (Elk River, Otsego, Rogers, Zimmerman)
  • Monticello Public Schools
  • Owatonna Public Schools
  • Sourcewell (Staples)
  • Stillwater Area High School
  • Venture Academy High School (Minneapolis)
  • Workforce Development, Inc. (southeast Minnesota)

Grants can be used to create programs, recruit students and employers, provide training, transport students and pay for industry-related student certifications. Another round of grant applications will open in winter 2023.