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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 grants are part of the Minnesota Dual-Training Pipeline, which was established by the Minnesota Legislature in 2014 to expand dual training and apprenticeship programs. 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. The Office of Higher Education (OHE) is administering these grants, in collaboration with us.

Employers can use dual-training grants to train employees in an occupation for which a competency standard has been identified in one of the four Minnesota Dual-Training Pipeline industries. The employers must have an agreement with a training institution or program to provide the competency training. Grant funds can be used to cover student/employees’ tuition, fees and required materials for the related instruction training. 

Frequently asked questions

View frequently asked questions to find information about the request for application.

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?

The industries and occupations eligible for dual-training grants will expand as we approve additional competencies. Please contact us to learn more about developing your occupation.