Workforce Development Scholarships

Made possible by the Minnesota State Legislature, Workforce Development Scholarships are awarded to Hennepin Technical College students seeking a certificate, diploma or degree. Workforce Development Scholarships are intended to attract workers to in-demand careers in advanced manufacturing, agriculture, early childhood education, health care services, information technology and transportation.

WDS

2019

2020

2021

Totals

Total # Scholarships

38

53

191

282

Total Dollars

$47,000.00

$66,250.00

$243,750.00

$357,000.00


Requirements 

  • Enrolled in a high-demand occupation within an eligible program (see list below)
  • Enroll in at least nine (9) credits per semester
  • Maintain a 2.0 GPA
  • Minnesota Resident
  • Preference is given to students with a financial need

 applications for fall 2021 have closed 

 

Qualifying Programs

Advanced Manufacturing (Manufacturing & Engineering Technology)

3D Printing System Maintenance
Additive Manufacturing Designer
Auto CAD Operator
Automated Machinery Adjuster
Automated Machinery Systems
Automated Robotics Engineering Technology
Automation Technologies
CNC Operator
CNC Setup Technician
CNC Swiss Turning Center Technician
CNC Technician
Controls Engineering Technician
Electronics Technician
Electronics Technology
Engineering CAD Technology
Extrusion Molding
Fluid Power Engineering Technician
Fluid Power Mechanic
GMAW Production Welder
GTIW Production Welder
Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning - Residential (Diploma)
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration - Commercial  (Diploma)
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration (AAS)
Hydraulic Engineering Technician
Industrial Building Engineering & Maintenance
Industrial Maintenance Mechanic
Injection Molding
Manufacturing Engineering Technology
Manufacturing Fundamentals
Manufacturing Technician
Mazak CNC Technician
Mechatronics
Medical Device Molding
National Certified Fluid Power Specialist
Plastics Engineering Technology
Plumbing Pre-Apprenticeship (Diploma, Certificate)
Pneumatic Engineering Technician
Pro/ENGINEER Operator
Production Technologies
Quality Assurance
Robotic Arc Welding
Scientific Injection Molding Specialist
SolidWorks Operator
Structural Iron Fabrication & Repair
Supply Chain Technician (Diploma)
Tool & Die/Moldmaking
Welding

 
Agriculture

Arboriculture (Occupational Cert.)
Culinary Arts (Diploma, AAS)
Culinary Assistant (Occupational Cert.)
Culinary Gourmet Technician (Advanced Technical Cert.)
Greenhouse Management Technician (AAS)
Greenhouse Technician (Occupational Cert.)
Landscape Computer Design (Advanced Technical Cert.)
Landscape Construction (Advanced Technical Cert.)
Landscape Design and Construction (Diploma, AAS)
Landscape/Horticulture (Diploma, AAS))
Professional Gardening (Occupational Cert.) 
Urban Forestry Technician (AAS)

Early Childhood Education

Child Development (Diploma, AAS and AS )


Health Care Services

Community Paramedic Clinician
Community Paramedic Technician
Dental Assistant
Emergency Medical Services Specialist (Certificate)
Health Science Broad Field
Health Unit Coordinator
Medical Administrative Assistant
Medical Assistant
Medical Coding Specialist
Medical Receptionist
Nursing Station Technician
Pharmacy Technician
Practical Nursing
Primary Care Technician
Safety Coordinator (Certificate)


Information Technology

IT Support (AAS)
IT Support Specialist (Diploma)
IT Service Desk Technician (Occupational Certificate)
Network Administrator/Analyst (AAS)
Network Support Specialist (Diploma)
Windows Networking (Advanced Technical Certificate)
Cisco Networking (Advanced Technical Certificate)
SQL Software Developer (Diploma, Certificate, AAS)
Microsoft Database Specialist (Certificate


Transportation

Auto Body Estimator
Auto Body Technician
Custom Fabrication & Finishing
Non-Structural Repair Technician Assistant
Refinishing Technician Assistant
Structural Repair Technician Assistant
Automotive Technician
Automotive Technology (FORD ASSET)
Maintenance Light Repair
General Maintenance Technician
Marine, Motorsport & Outdoor Power Equipment Technician
Motorcycle Technician
Outboard Technician
Power Equipment
Medium/Heavy Truck Drivetrain Technician
Medium/Heavy Truck Maintenance Technician
Medium/Heavy Truck Technology