MARSHALL – T-Mobile announced today in a press release that the City of Marshall and Marshall Public Schools were chosen as recipients of a $50,000 grant. The funds will be used for creating a career and technical workforce training center for youth, available to all students throughout the public school system at Marshall Public Schools. The funds will be sent to and managed by the Pride in the Tiger Foundation. 

City of Marshall EDA Director Lauren Deutz said, “Workforce development is a critical need in the Marshall community which includes not only providing the necessary technical skills for our students but also exposure to which career opportunities are available in Southwest Minnesota.” 

The money is coming from T-Mobile’s Hometown Grants, a $25 million, five-year initiative to support the people and organizations who help small towns across America thrive and grow by providing funding to kick-start vital community development projects. The Pride in the Tiger Foundation assisted in submitting the proposal for Marshall Public Schools to T-Mobile. 

T-Mobile is also welcoming its first retail store in the city with an opening date set for Friday, October 6th. The business is located at the intersection of East College Drive and North Bruce Street.  

There will be a check presentation with representatives from T-Mobile and Marshall Public Schools on Friday, October 6th at 6:35 p.m. at Mattke Field, located on the campus of Southwest Minnesota State University.