ST. CLOUD -- St. Cloud State University has been awarded nearly $148,000 from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, to train 84 Netgain employees.

The grant is part of the Minnesota Job Skills Partnership Program.

The program works with both businesses and educational institutions to train workers, expand work opportunities and keep high-quality jobs in the state.

DEED Commissioner Katie Clark Sieben says "the entire Netgain workforce will gain the technical and leadership skills necessary to provide the highest level of service possible."

MJSP will partner with SCSU to train in five main topics: Health Care in the United States, Building Business Communication Skills in the Health Care Industry, Netgain Client Experience, Advancing Netgain Technical Knowledge and Skills and Netgain Management/Leadership in Health Care.

The Minnesota Job Skills Partnership Program has awarded $23.5 million-dollars since 2011 to train over 30,000 workers.