NTC Congratulates Bemidji Career Academies on Youth Skills Training Grant

Northwest Technical College congratulates Bemidji High School’s Bemidji Career Academies program for receiving a $90,000 Youth Skills Training grant from the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry.

The Bemidji Career Academies is one of 17 programs from across Minnesota to share in $1.5 million in grant funding from the state. The funding will help the academies develop paid-learning opportunities for students who are 16 or older.

“Youth Skills Training grants provide students with hands-on workforce training in high-demand, high-growth fields,” Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz said in the state’s announcement of the grant awards. “Employers across the state are facing workforce shortages, and these innovative partnerships connect schools with local business to create career pathways for younger Minnesotans.”

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""Northwest Technical College, located in northern Minnesota’s lake district, has prepared students for fulfilling careers in high-demand fields for more than 50 years. The college’s accessible, affordable, hands-on programs also help the region’s employers meet their ever-growing need for a highly skilled workforce. NTC serves more than 1,000 students with an excellent education, an open-enrollment policy and affordable tuition. Students may pursue nearly 40 degree, diploma and certificate programs in six distinct career paths. Classes are offered on campus, online, or as a combination of both. NTC is a member of the Minnesota State system of colleges and universities. For more, visit ntcmn.edu