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DEED Awards Grant to Train Kraus-Anderson Employees

Advanced skills, project management are focus of two-year training project

6/10/2016 10:00:00 AM

Monte Hanson, 651-259-4949
Monte.Hanson@state.mn.us

ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) has awarded Anoka-Ramsey Community College a $360,000 grant under the Minnesota Job Skills Partnership to train employees at Minneapolis-based Kraus-Anderson Construction Co.

In the two-year project, the college will partner with the company to deliver a customized training program to 400 project managers, superintendents, project assistants and marketing staff. Classes will focus on technology, compliance and certification, and project management.

"This grant will enable Kraus-Anderson to improve productivity, employee performance and customer service," said DEED Commissioner Shawntera Hardy. "Along with current staff, 40 new employees will participate in the training program."

Kraus-Anderson, which was founded in 1897, offers an array of construction services in the commercial sector nationwide. Along with its Minneapolis headquarters, the company has regional offices in Rochester, Duluth and Bemidji.

For more information on the grant, contact Steve Jones, professional and workforce training, Anoka-Ramsey Community College, 763-433-1683.

The Minnesota Job Skills Partnership works with businesses and educational institutions to train or retrain workers, expand work opportunities and keep high-quality jobs in the state. The program has awarded $40.4 million since 2011 to train 47,028 workers and has leveraged $79.8 million in private funding.

DEED is the state's principal economic development agency, promoting business recruitment, expansion and retention, workforce development, international trade and community development. For more details about the agency and our services, visit us at http://mn.gov/deed/. Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/mndeed.

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