Minnesota officials are pushing to get more people in the pipeline for health care careers, as that sector faces continued worker shortages worsened by the COVID pandemic. Higher Education Commissioner Dennis Olson points to grants called “Minnesota Future Together”:
“These grants provide a tuition-free pathway — and I need to stress, tuition-free pathway — for students pursuing a credential or a diploma or a degree in high-need career areas in the state right now.”
Olson says there’s also free training available for those who want to become a certified nursing assistant.
“When I say free training, I really mean (it): We’re covering all tuition and training expenses, books, uniform, scrubs — as well a commitment to take care of the certification exam as well.”