DEED Awards $250,000 to Help Youth Prepare for Careers
Friday, June 17, 2016
The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) awarded $250,000 to 13 groups statewide to help high school students explore and prepare for careers.
The grants were awarded through the agency’s Office of Youth Development, which provides youth employment, training, and education programs and services. The new round of grants will fund career-planning programs that serve youth underrepresented in the workforce primarily from racial, ethnic and at-risk communities.
“These programs will help young people get the information and skills they need to make their career dreams a reality,” said DEED Commissioner Shawntera Hardy. “This is not only important for their future but for Minnesota, helping to ensure that the state has a more diverse and talented workforce and an economy that works for everyone.”
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