Hundreds of college-bound students across Minnesota now have the opportunity to be awarded workforce development scholarships worth $2,500 or more that will help them launch a career in a high-demand occupation in Minnesota. These scholarships were made possible by a $7 million appropriation from the Legislature after a successful pilot program stemming from the 2017 legislative session that initially awarded $1 million in scholarships in the 2018-2019 academic year.
Historically, East Central Energy (ECE) awards two $1,000 scholarships to students planning to participate in approved post-secondary degree programs at PTCC.
The Minnesota Legislature passed legislation to provide 14 $2500 scholarships to two-year colleges in the Minnesota State system. The scholarships targeted high demand career fields of agriculture, healthcare, information technology and manufacturing.
Thanks to the State Legislature and generous community donations, area high school seniors have a shot at $3500 Workforce Development scholarships at Pine Technical & Community College.