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YST@DLI - Youth Skills Training at the Department of Labor and Industry

Logo for Youth Skills Training at DLIYouth 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.

Apply for a grant

Applications are due by 4 p.m., May 4, 2018. An approved Letter of Intent is required to apply for pilot program grant funding. Download instructions and grant application materials below.

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Grant timeline

  • April 5, 2018: Letter of Intent due
  • April 6, 2018: applications open
  • May 4, 2018: applications due
  • June 8, 2018: grants awarded
  • July 1 to Sept. 30, 2018: begin contracts

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 DLI prior to students starting paid work experience.

General information about YST@DLI




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Questions or comments about YST@DLI?

Contact Rich Wessels, project manager, at Rich.Wessels@state.mn.us or (651) 284-5184.