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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

Request for Application will be available in spring of 2019.

Competency Standards & Program Inventories

Dual Training Grant applicants may apply under PIPELINE Program occupations in four industries that have been identified by DLI through their work with Minnesota business leaders. In addition, inventories of related instruction education and training providers are available for each of the occupations and can be used by applicants to develop a dual-training program (M.S. 136A.246 subd.3). Please refer to the below links to access industry and occupation information:

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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