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Workforce development. Training grants. Apprenticeships. Continuing education.

No matter what you choose to call incentives that help your employees learn new skills and tools for their jobs, one thing is certain: Decklan Group is the best at making sure you get your hands on those dollars. We work closely with local high-schools, technical colleges, and universities to match local, state and federal money with your needs.


Case Studies

Alliance Machine

Exceeded $320,000 towards training

To date, DG has assisted Alliance Machine in obtaining over $320,000 in grants (over the course of five years) to offset the cost of on-site customized training, apprenticeship program implementation, and industry recognized certifications through a dual-training grant program. Training topics include, but aren’t limited to: business process analysis, math for machinists, basic inspection, pitch-based scheduling, dealing with change, facility optimization, HR organization & management, coaching and mentoring and customized online training through Tooling-U.

"Decklan Group has proven themselves to be one of our company's greatest assets. They leave no stone un-turned and deliver a value that far exceeds their cost. We expanded our facility, implemented educational classes for our employees, and added new equipment with Decklan Group paving the way."

- Bryan Provo, President of Alliance Machine

Metro Mold

Awarded $279,334 towards training

Decklan Group worked closely with Metro Mold and Design and a local technical college to obtain nearly $300,000 to execute onsite, customized training to employees located at both of their MN sites, located in Rogers and Brooklyn Park. Training topics included, but aren’t limited to: CNC technician training, leadership development, advanced blueprint reading and robotics & automation for medical/machining.

UMA Precision Machining

$70,000 for on-site customized training

To date, DG has assisted UMA Precision machining in obtaining nearly $70,000 for on-site customized training and industry recognized certifications for their employees. Training topics include: leadership, 5S for manufacturing, value stream mapping. Employees will receive a variety of Solidworks Certifications and a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering.

"We started working with Decklan Group when we were conceptualizing our new building. Not only were they able to work with the City and the County to get us nearly $100,000 in tax abatement, they have also worked to get us nearly $50,000 to train our employees. Their knowledge has helped our company grow efficiently and profitably. Their services are an exceptional value."

- Tom McChesney, President, UMA Precision Machining


Over $640,000 secured for customized training

Decklan Group partnered with Sportech and a local technical college to obtain over $640,000 for onsite, customized training for employees at both of Sportech’s locations in Elk River. Training provided includes: company culture training, HR management, EPICOR, thermoforming (plastics & resins), cross-training of employees and continuous improvement.

M&M Machining

$100,000 Obtained for Customized Training

To date, DG as assisted M&M Machining in obtaining nearly $100,000 in funding to provide on-site customized training for their employees. Through a partnership with a local technical college, M&M employees have received training in the following: blueprint reading, basic inspection, process standardization, problem solving, conflict resolution, negotiation & behavioral strategy and advanced Kaizen.

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