Governor Walz Launches Job Training Initiative to Bolster Workforce for High-Demand Jobs

11 Oct 2023


Governor Tim Walz and the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) today launched the Drive for 5 Workforce Initiative, a major new effort to prepare more Minnesotans for high-demand jobs in five occupational categories: technology, the trades, caring professions, manufacturing, and education.

"Whether it's teaching our students or innovating in technology, Minnesota has hundreds of employers looking to fill good-paying jobs, and we're working to ensure Minnesotans have access to the training they need to fill them," said Governor Walz. "We're making it easier for Minnesotans to join the workforce, so they can earn family-sustaining wages in high-growth jobs that contribute to our state's economy."

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