Competitive Workforce Grant
For nonprofits and government entities developing new workforce strategies to better meet the needs of regional employers and workers. Learn more.
Download application from Grant Applications page.
Workforce 2020 Program
Workforce 2020 helps address problems created by a mismatch between the skills needed by the region's manufacturing and industrial businesses, and the skills readily available in the labor force or among current employees. The goal of the program is to assist workers in attaining skills that enable them to earn a living wage while strengthening the region's economy by addressing long-term shortages and gaps in the availability of skilled labor to meet the needs of employers.
Workforce 2020 grants are not intended to supplant or support training and education services available through local sources. The grants are specifically targeted to bring in nationally-recognized experts to provide world-class training.
Read about local manufacturers' success with Workforce 2020
What companies are saying:
THANK YOU!!! What a great organization WCI is to help businesses grow our employees.
Patti Fandrich, ShoreMaster Inc.
"Training certainly helped our operations, but more than that, it helped change our mindset. When you realize you’re getting world-class training, you realize that you are working for a world-class organization.”
Sam Wagner, Donnelly Custom Manufacturing
For more information about Workforce 2020,
contact Enterprise Minnesota, or call Wendy Merrick at 800 735-2239.