18 projects support hundreds of career opportunities

Thanks to the Minnesota FastTRAC initiative and a grant from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED), 707 workers statewide will receive job skills and career training in high-demand fields. The effort is designed to make Minnesota more competitive by helping low-skill and low-income adults succeed in the workplace.

“Minnesota FastTRAC connects Minnesotans with barriers to employment to careers with opportunities for future growth,” said DEED Commissioner Katie Clark Sieben. “This innovative program teaches Minnesotans from diverse backgrounds the skills they need to begin building their careers in growing fields like health care and manufacturing.”

Minnesota FastTRAC is a partnership including the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, Minnesota Department of Education – Adult Basic Education, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, and the Minnesota Department of Human Services. Minnesota FastTRAC partners form a professional learning community, building the capacity of educators and workforce development providers across the state to align service and deliver effective programming for high barrier populations.

A full list of the grant awards and training projects is available here.

Minnesota DEED Press Release

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