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Paul Moe, executive director Minnesota Job Skills Partnership, Jim Johnson, president Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical, and Gary Evans, CEO of Hiawatha Broad Band Communications sign an agreement Dec. 14 celebrating the receipt of a $200,000 MJSP grant designed to provide training in to state-of-the-art equipment labs.

HBC, Southeast Tech land $200,000 grant

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A $200,000 grant will boost Hiawatha Broadband Communications and give Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical a new curriculum niche.


The Minnesota Department for Employment and Economic Development recently awarded the grant under its Minnesota Jobs Skills Partnership. Southeast Technical will train 140 HBC workers, DEED said, starting with 35 people to maintain licensure as power limited technicians. Riverland Community College will assist with the licensing classes.

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