A three-way partnership between Goodhue County, Workforce Development, Inc., and Minnesota State College Southeast will benefit 10 students over the next three years.
Participants will receive tuition, fees, and books plus support services to gain a college credential and improve their career options.
The Goodhue County Workforce Investment Program will provide up to $40,000 to fund ten Goodhue County residents who are currently unemployed or underemployed to pursue credentials at Southeast in key areas of employment for the county. Career areas include nursing, administrative support, information technology, accounting, business management, and criminal justice.
These students will receive “last dollar” funding from Goodhue County to attend MSC Southeast, meaning that they won’t pay anything out of pocket for their tuition, fees, or books. Participants may also be eligible for non-academic wrap-around services and support from Workforce Development, Inc., which is located on the college’s Red Wing campus.
In addition, the students will participate in a paid summer internship with Goodhue County and, once they have completed their credential, they will be considered as priority candidates for employment with the county.
Several students have already been selected to start college in Fall Semester, but there is still an opportunity to apply for funding to start in Spring 2023. For more information about the Goodhue County Workforce Investment Program, contact Jen or Kyle at Workforce Development, Inc. at 651-385-6402.
In addition to the partnership with Goodhue County, MSC Southeast will partner with Winona County and their Workforce Development Board to provide a similar initiative in Winona. Details will be announced soon.