Netgain job skills training

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

St. Cloud State is helping train Netgain employees thanks to a $147,000 grant from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) under its Minnesota Job Skills Partnership (MJSP).

Netgain, a healthcare information technology provider with headquarters in St. Cloud, reached out to St. Cloud State’s Corporate Education & Outreach (CEO) division in fall 2013 to explore training opportunities for their employees. Netgain’s recent growth, in addition to the unique challenges of meeting the technology needs of a rapidly changing healthcare industry, created gaps and opportunities for knowledge and skill development.

The MJSP grant acts as a catalyst between Minnesota’s post-secondary and educational or non-profit training institutions and business/industry to design and implement training programs to meet current and future employer requirements. It also offers trainees long-term professional growth and economic opportunities.

The grant with Netgain will support entry-level and advanced training for about 80 employees. During the next two years, CEO staff will develop and deliver training to increase employees knowledge and understanding of the healthcare industry, business communication skills in the healthcare industry, skills in handling the client experience, technical knowledge and skills, and strengthening management and leadership skills in IT healthcare.

This training will enable Netgain to remain competitive and provide opportunities for employees to grow professionally. St. Cloud State through this process will gain knowledge of the evolving healthcare and IT industry, in addition to building a collaborative partnership with a growing St. Cloud company.

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