Mankato Area Public Schools is one of Eleven partnerships across Minnesota that will receive funding to develop and implement programs to offer meaningful career exposure and paid work experience for students 16 years of age and older.

The grants are part of a Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry’s (DLI’s) Youth Skills Training program that was signed into law in 2017 with bipartisan support to create and provide employment training for student learners ages 16 and older in high-growth, high-demand occupations.

They will split $1 million in funding.