Training Grants

Looking for quality, customized, low-cost training?

Partner with St. Cloud State University to develop and deliver customized training that increases performance and leads to a better bottom line.

Minnesota Job Skills Partnership (MJSP) grants

Focuses on providing training for both new and existing employees of participating businesses throughout the state.

Minnesota participating businesses must partner with an accredited Minnesota educational institution. Grants of up to $400,000 are awarded to the educational institution to develop and deliver custom training specific to business needs. A cash or in-kind contribution from the participating business must match the grant funds on at least a one-to-one basis.

SCSU writes grant applications in partnership with, and, on behalf of, your business.

Awarded more than $3.3 million in training funds over the last 11 years.

We have a roster of talented facilitators who are experienced in customizing training to address knowledge and skills gaps across a wide variety of industries.

Our efforts helped nearly 4,000 employees expand their skills.


Our Partnerships

Our Partners

Our Partners
Construction Inc.
Microbiologics Nahan Printing EssilorLuxottica
Grede Casting Pinnacle Climate
Park Industries Dubow Textile
SCR (St Cloud
Eye-Kraft Optical New Flyer Sand Companies

Incumbent Worker Training Program

The program is intended to offset a portion, via reimbursement, of the businesses’ costs to train and upgrade the skills of its incumbent workers. Additionally, the program will provide reimbursement to eligible businesses for specific training costs accrued during the course of training.

Partner with St. Cloud State University to build a training program that taps into the resources of the Incumbent Worker program.


Job Training Incentive Program

This program provides grants to new or expanding businesses located in Greater Minnesota for the purposes of training workers as quickly and efficiently as possible. Grants of up to $200,000 are awarded to eligible businesses to provide training for new jobs. Employers submit and an application to request funding.

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