Acme Metal Spinning Awarded Dual-Training GrantJune 6, 2022
Fifty-six Minnesota employers will benefit from $3.347 million in dual-training grants awarded by the Minnesota Office of Higher Education (MOHE), to fund related instruction of dual-training (theoretical and practical) programs. Among those receiving funds: Acme Metal Spinning, Fridley, MN.
The MOHE program, developed to help employers meet their workforce needs by creating earn-and-learn programs for employees, releases grant funds to help cover the cost of dual trainees' tuition, fees and required materials for the related instruction training in program occupations.
“This 2022-2023 school year will be the first time our company has received the grant from the state to train our own employees,” says Mary Kay Storhaug, project manager at Acme Metal Spinning. “We first heard about the grant through Anoka Technical College (ATC), who partnered with the Anoka Chamber of Commerce, a dual training grant recipient. Through the chamber, three of our employees received free college classes from ATC through the dual-training grant for the 2021-2022 school year. To streamline the classes for the needs of our employees for next year, we applied for our own grant and were awarded!”
"These grants support economic growth throughout the state, empowering businesses and connecting Minnesotans to great careers," says MOHE commissioner Dennis Olson. "These businesses are critical partners in our work to provide an array of postsecondary options, and I hope we will be able to support all who are interested in future grant rounds."