More than 1,300 Low Income Workers Statewide to Receive Job Training
Community Action Duluth, in partnership with Lake Superior College was awarded nearly $50,000 in state grants to prepare low-income workers for better job opportunities.
The money came from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, which awarded 21 grants totaling $2,670,588 to businesses around the state under the Minnesota Job Skills Partnership.
With the money, Community Action Duluth will be able to provide customer service representative training to 24 participants for banking positions and other customer service positions.
The training will include basic accounting and math, money handling, customer service, business and interpersonal communications, and an overview of banking careers.
More than 1,300 low-income workers statewide will receive training.
The Low-Income Worker Training Program grants cover the cost of training for “training-ready” individuals with incomes at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty line.
The training will help Minnesotans get jobs in healthcare, manufacturing and accounting, among other professions.
Last year, the program prepared 722 people to enter the workforce.