This painting industry pilot project is more like video gaming instead of using a paint brush and rollers.
A $49,570 Minnesota Job Skills Partnership Program grant to the Finishing Trades Institute of the Upper Midwest will train 40 workers on a new Blasting and Painting Virtual Learning process. The two-year project includes classroom instruction, workshops and hands-on virtual paint and sandblast exercises.
It’s hard to find a health care facility that doesn’t need entry-level staff in northwest Minnesota, said Tim Qualley, DEED business services representative in Bemidji.
The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development’s Occupations in Demand report backs up his assessment.Read More...