The commissioner of health, in consultation with an organization representing health care employers, long-term care employers, and educational institutions, may make grants to qualifying consortia as defined in section 116L.11, subdivision 4, for intergenerational programs to encourage middle and high school students to work and volunteer in health care and long-term care settings. To qualify for a grant under this section, a consortium shall:
(1) develop a health and long-term care careers curriculum that provides career exploration and training in national skill standards for health care and long-term care and that is consistent with Minnesota graduation standards and other related requirements;
(2) offer programs for high school students that provide training in health and long-term care careers with credits that articulate into postsecondary programs; and
(3) provide technical support to the participating health care and long-term care employer to enable the use of the employer's facilities and programs for kindergarten to grade 12 health and long-term care careers education.