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Employer Feedback

The MJSP Training grant has been a game changer for us and our associates! Over the past 3 years we have been able to provide endless training opportunities to our associates to advance their skills, drive continuous improvement, and to advance in their careers.

Park Industries
Kelly Hansen
VP, Human Resources


...a very positive experience.

... very satisfying.

... has added much value to our associates and increased our overall skill base. extremely smooth process.

If the opportunity arose again, we would definitely take advantage of it.

   American Axle & Manufacturing
   Randy Welsand
   Safety & Wellness Manager


Thanks for all the help you have done over the past years to make the grant process a success.  Your partnership is much appreciated!   

  American Axle & Manufacturing
  Mary Knudsen
  Human Resources Manager


  • Matt Hanken address - AAM

  • Partners: SCSU and AAM

  • Grant signing - Nahan Printing, SCSU, AAM

  • Mike Nahan address - Nahan Printing, Inc.

  • Partners: SCSU and Nahan Printing, Inc.



Looking for quality, customized, low-cost training?

Partner with St. Cloud State University to develop and deliver customized training
that increases performance and leads to a better bottom line.

Incumbent Worker Training Program 

The program is intended to offset a portion, via reimbursement, of the businesses’ costs to train and upgrade the skills of its incumbent workers. Additionally, the program will provide reimbursement to eligible businesses for specific training costs accrued during the course of training.           

       Career Solutions (Stearns and Benton Counties)

       Central Minnesota Jobs and Training (multiple counties)

Partner with St. Cloud State University to build a training program that 
taps into the resources of the Incumbent Worker program.

Minnesota Job Skills Partnership (MJSP) grants 

Focuses on providing training for both new and existing employees of participating businesses throughout the state.

Minnesota participating businesses must partner with an accredited Minnesota educational institution. Grants of up to $400,000 are awarded to the educational institution to develop and deliver custom training specific to business needs. A cash or in-kind contribution from the participating business must match the grant funds on at least a one-to-one basis.

SCSU writes grant applications in partnership with, and, on behalf of, your business. 

Awarded more than $2.8 million in training funds over the last 10 years.

We have a roster of talented facilitators who are experienced in customizing training to address knowledge and skills gaps across a wide variety of industries. 

Our efforts helped nearly 3,800 employees expand their skills.

Our Partnerships

Our Partners
New Flyer of America Microbiologics Nahan Printing Essilor
Grede/American Axle & Mfg Bernicks Park Industries Netgain
Automotive Parts Headquarters Access America Transport MPG/Grede

MJSP Media 


Microbiologics develops lean mindset thanks to customized training - St Cloud State Today


DEED grants help St. Cloud companies - WJON new report

St. Cloud State, businesses celebrate grant signing - St Cloud State Today

$500K in workforce grants help 2 local firms - St. Cloud Times

Regional Businesses Benefit from Workforce Development Grants Totaling $508,000 - Greater St. Cloud Development Corporation

St. Cloud State to Host DEED Training Grant Ceremony - KVSC radio


New Flyer and Park Industries using training grants to grow their workforce - WJON news report

American Axle and Manufacturing and Nahan Printing, Inc. - St. Cloud State University


Job Training Incentive Program

This program provides grants to new or expanding businesses located in Greater Minnesota for the purposes of training workers as quickly and efficiently as possible.  Grants of up to $200,000 are awarded to eligible businesses to provide training for new jobs.   Employers submit and an application to request funding.

When you apply for job-training grants on your own, please contact St. Cloud State to be your training partner.  Our knowledgeable staff can help you identify training solutions to move your business to the next level.

Contact Tammy Anhalt-Warner  320-308-4252