Youth Skills Training Program
Youth Skills Training at the Department of Labor and Industry (YST@DLI) supports the development and implementation of experiential learning opportunities for students 16 and older. These locally developed programs are implemented in cooperation with employers and schools. Youth Skills Training programs include both classroom instruction and paid part-time employment and are approved and monitored by DLI.
Jan. 3, 2019: Five partnerships awarded Youth Skills Training grants. The next round of grants will open in fall 2019.
View questions and answers about YST grants.
Requirements for YST@DLI program approval
Please complete and submit the following information to become an approved YST@DLI program. The program must be approved by us prior to students starting paid work experience.
The Youth Skills Training Program Guide provides resources to create a new Youth Skills Training program or enhance an existing program.
YST grants awarded
General information about YST@DLI
Questions or comments about YST@DLI?
Contact Rich Wessels, project manager, at Rich.Wessels@state.mn.us or 651-284-5184.