Aagard receives state training grant for 18 team members
The funds can be used to cover the cost of tuition, fees and required materials for the related instruction training in program occupations.
Aagard, a machining manufacturer in Alexandria, recently received a dual training grant from the Minnesota Office of Higher Education.
Statewide, nearly $3.4 million was awarded to Minnesota employers to pay for related instruction of dual-training programs for 745 current and new employees.
At Aagard, 18 team members received funds that can be used to cover the cost of tuition, fees and required materials for the related instruction training in program occupations. They are Axel Anderson, Dylan Arceneau, Jordan Baas, Matthew Carlsen, Aidan Farnen, Konner Goepfert, Nathan Klimek, Avery Kompelien, Kara Leedahl, Trevor Maier, Coltin Pflipsen, Michael Pittman, Keller Roed, Greg Rovinsky, Logan Schuette and Nathan Zierden. Two others will be selected this fall.
The Dual Training Grant supports the Minnesota Dual-Training Pipeline that provides trainees the opportunity to earn while they learn and help businesses meet their workforce needs.
Four industries with in-demand, high-growth occupations are eligible to receive grants: advanced manufacturing, agriculture, health care services and information technology. Through the grant, dual trainees earn a wide variety of industry-recognized degrees, certificates and credentials that will help improve their skills and advance their careers.
Aagard is one of 35 employers statewide in advanced manufacturing to invest in their team members ensuring robust training programs.
To learn more about the program, go to http://www.dli.mn.gov/news/tenth-round-dual-training-grants-awarded .
To learn more about the benefits package at Aagard, go to https://www.aagard.com/benefits .