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District 191 automotive pathway gets boost from state grant

District 191 automotive pathway gets boost from state grant

Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 was one of 11 partners across the state to receive the 2021 Youth Skills Training grant, which develops and implements paid-learning opportunities for students 16 years of age and older.

The grant, totaling $95,000, will enhance the automotive pathway at Burnsville High School. Program growth over the 2-year grant period will include, but not be limited to:

  • ASE Program Accreditation and ASE Instructor Training
  • Student Certifications: Workplace skills, OSHA-10, ASE Entry-Level
  • Girls Car Camp
  • Enhanced partnership development with industry
  • Alignment with postsecondary and early college credit opportunities for students
  • Job shadow, formal interview, paid work experience in the automotive industry for students

“The Youth Skills Training Grant provides funds to take our automotive pathway to the next level,” said Director of Strategic Partnerships and Pathways Kathy Funston. “Thanks to a strong industry partnership, students can experience paid work experiences while earning valued industry credentials — ensuring the district's mission of 'Each Student. Future Ready. Community Strong." 

Last year, District 191 received a Youth Skills Training Grant for $90,000, which launched our advanced manufacturing pathway.

“Minnesota’s students are our future, and by focusing on hands-on training, safety and real-world experience, the Youth Skills Training program sets our students up for career-long success in fields that are growing fast,” said Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan. 

To learn more about how One91 Pathways help students grow in confidence and learn the skills they need to blaze their own path, visit