Leech Lake YouthBuild Receives DEED Grant
A $200,000 grant from The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development was awarded to Leech Lake Youth Build.
Funding will support training for 64 Youth Build participants from the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe. Students will work on obtaining their high school diploma, adult diploma or GED. They also will receive construction training and earn credentials in that field to qualify for jobs as construction laborers.
Across the state, DEED has awarded workforce development grants totaling $2.1 million under the Minnesota Job Skills Partnership to train 1,881 workers.
MJSP awarded grants in two program areas: the Partnership Program, which provides funding for customized training at educational institutions for employees at Minnesota businesses, and the Low-Income Worker Training Program, which helps low-income workers gain job skills in growing fields and greater economic self-sufficiency.