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Dual Training Grants

Expanding dual-training and apprenticeship programs in Minnesota



The Minnesota Legislature established the PIPELINE Project in 2014 at the Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) to expand dual-training and apprenticeship programs in Minnesota. In 2017, the project transitioned into a sustainable program. DLI works with Minnesota business leaders to identify occupations and competencies among PIPELINE Program industries.

In 2015, the Minnesota Legislature created the Dual Training Grant program with the intent to help employers and partnering training providers deliver a dual-training program for employees lacking industry-developed occupational competency standards. The Office of Higher Education (OHE) administers these grants, in collaboration with the Department of Labor and Industry (DLI).

Next Grant Round

6th Request for Application is Now Open

Competency Standards Identified

Dual Training Grant applicants may apply under occupations in four industries that have been identified by DLI through their work with Minnesota business leaders. Below are occupation planning guides for all identified occupations and competencies:

Program Inventories

Inventories of related instruction education and training providers are available for each of the PIPELINE industries and can be used by employers to develop a dual-training program (M.S. 136A.246 subd. 3). The inventories are available on DLI's website at the following links:

Contact Us

For Dual Training Grant Questions (applicant and grantee documents): please contact OHE at or (651) 355-0609

For PIPELINE Program Questions: please contact DLI at

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