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DEED Partners with St. Cloud State University, Netgain to Train Workers

SCSU awarded $147,739 from Minnesota Job Skills Partnership Program

July 22, 2014

Madeline.Koch, 651-259-7236
Madeline.Koch@state.mn.us

ST. PAUL – The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) has awarded a $147,739 grant to St. Cloud State University to train 84 employees of Netgain.   

The grant was awarded under the agency’s Minnesota Job Skills Partnership Program. The program works strategically with both businesses and educational institutions to train or retrain workers, expand work opportunities and keep high-quality jobs in the state. In this grant, the program leverages nearly $162,000 from Netgain, an IT provider for the health care industry.

“The Minnesota Job Skills Partnership Program has responded to business workforce needs by training more than 260,000 Minnesotans,” said DEED Commissioner Katie Clark Sieben. “In this collaborative project, the entire Netgain workforce will gain the technical and leadership skills necessary to provide the highest level of service possible, advance their careers and keep the company competitive in the rapidly changing health care industry.” 

With support from Governor Mark Dayton and the Minnesota Legislature, the Minnesota Job Skills Partnership Program has awarded $23.5 million since 2011 to train 30,535 workers and has leveraged $56.4 million in private funding.

MJSP funding will partner with SCSU to provide training in five main topics: Healthcare in the United States, Building Business Communication Skills in the Healthcare Industry, Netgain Client Experience, Advancing Netgain Technical Knowledge and Skills, and Netgain management/Leadership in healthcare IT. An Interactive Presentation System will be purchased for in-class and distance learning. SCSU will also use the system for future onsite training and special events.    

For information on the grant, contact Tammy Anhalt-Warner, SCSU, 320-308-4252.

DEED is the state’s principal economic development agency, promoting business recruitment, expansion and retention, workforce development, international trade and community development. For more details about the agency and our services, visit us at http://mn.gov/deed/. Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/mndeed.

 

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