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Seeking proposals for Minnesota Dual-Training Pipeline train the trainer technical assistance project

Minnesota Dual-Training Pipeline exists to support employers in creating or enhancing a competency-based dual-training approach in which workers receive a combination of related instruction strategically paired with on-the-job training. Industries of focus include advanced manufacturing, agriculture, health care services and information technology. A primary element of Pipeline is to provide technical assistance to employers to improve their on-the-job-training. The main goal of this "Train the Trainer" project is to provide employers with additional information, resources and coaching to enable and empower their own company’s trainers to be more successful at preparing workers through on-the-job-training. As a result of this project, trainers will be better equipped to train their workers to master competencies and become proficient in identified occupations within Pipeline’s four industries of focus.

This project should begin by approximately Oct. 25, 2021, and be completed by no later than Feb. 11, 2022. The project is not to exceed $25,000.

The "quick call" is open for submissions starting at 8 a.m., Sept. 9, 2021, and must be received no later than 5 p.m., Central Time, Oct. 4, 2021. Quick call submissions are to be sent directly to Dan Solomon, interim Minnesota Dual-Training Pipeline manager, at

Questions must be emailed to the Dan Solomon at by Sept. 27, 2021. A question-and-answer document will be posted as soon as possible following this deadline. The deadline for questions has passed and no questions about the quick call were received.

Download the Quick Call for Proposals for instructions and submission requirements.

Seeking proposals for logger safety training through Sept. 30

The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) is soliciting proposals for logger safety training for Minnesota loggers, under Minnesota Statutes § 176.130. The Logger Safety Education Program, administered by the commissioner of DLI, is a special program with the goal to help reduce occupational injuries and illnesses in the logging industry. The Logger Safety Education Program provides on-site training, on-site consultative services, outreach training and safety seminars throughout Minnesota.


The contract dates are Jan. 1, 2022, through Dec. 31, 2023, with an annual option to renew for an additional two years.

The request for proposals is open from 8 a.m. Sept. 1 through 11:59 p.m. Sept. 30, 2021.

The deadline for questions is Sept. 21; a question-and-answer document will be posted as soon as possible following this deadline.

All responses to this request for proposals (termed an "Event" within SWIFT) must be submitted through SWIFT using the supplier portal at Training and documentation about how to submit your response is available through that supplier portal link.

All responses to this request for proposals must be submitted and received in SWIFT no later than 11:59 p.m., Sept. 30, 2021, the Event End Date as set forth in the SWIFT Event Details applicable to this request for proposals.