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Southeast Technical earns grant to train long-term care employees

Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical has been awarded a grant from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development to train 194 long-term care employees.

The $260,000 grant was made possible the Minnesota Job Skills Partnership.

Southeast Technical will work with Tweeten Lutheran Healthcare Center in Spring Grove and Harmony Community Healthcare in Harmony to create a long-term care certification program. The two-year program will fund training of 194 employees at the facilities. It is expected that 42 employees will be hired during that period.

"This grant is expected to improve the skills of long-term health employees and help both facilities retain staff," said DEED Commissioner Katie Clark Sieben.

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