Riverland receives more than $170,000 in job training grants

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(ABC 6 News) – The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development awarded 13 workforce development grants totaling nearly $2.2 million under the Minnesota Jobs Skills Partnership to assist businesses and educational institutions in training workers to keep high-quality jobs in the state.

One of those institutions includes Riverland Community College in Austin.

The college will receive $170,554 in grant money.

“This program helps us strengthen our workforce and fill vacancies by giving Minnesotans the skills they need to grow in their careers,” said Department of Employment and Economic Development Commissioner Steve Grove.

Riverland Community College and Bio-Plastic Solutions will partner to provide 43 employees training designed to adapt them to new product lines.

Employees who complete training can earn certificates in OSHA 110, American Heart Association CPR, and MSSC Production Technician Certification.

The announcement comes just a day after president Biden visited Dakota County Technical College in Rosemount, Minnesota to discuss the new infrastructure bill and how it will help trade education moving forward.