What is a Digital Badge?

Simply put, it is a digital representation of what a student has accomplished, combined with a verifiable description of what they did to earn the badge. So, what is the value of a Digital Badge? It shows the world the activities, knowledge, and skills you have demonstrated to earn a badge through Dream It. Do… Read more

Polaris Career Video

Check out our new Dream It. Do It. Minnesota career video featuring Polaris, Inc.Polaris and Dream It. Do It. Minnesota have partnered to showcase exciting and rewarding careers in manufacturing. For millions of people around the world, Polaris has become synonymous with adventure and passion, in both work and play. For more than 60 years, Polaris has been making high-quality,… Read more

Dream It. Do It Minnesota Statewide Tour 2019

The Dream It. Do It. Minnesota Statewide Tour is open year round, but most tours will take place during Minnesota Manufacturing Week, October 1-7. Check out this video to learn more. If you are interested in hosting a tour you can find out more information here, or contact Jaimee Meyer, Director of Marketing and Outreach, at (218) 755-2206 or jaimee.meyer@bemidjistate.edu. Register… Read more

Register for Fall 2019 classes

Register for Fall 2019 courses in the 360 eTECH Program!  Students may enroll through any one of our partner colleges in welding specific courses, as well as MSSC (Manufacturing Skill Standards Council) aligned courses such as Safety Awareness or Manufacturing Processes and Production.  See the complete list of available courses on the Fall 2019 Courses page of… Read more

Scholarships Available for Students Pursuing High Demand Careers

Across Minnesota, students thinking about college have the opportunity to be awarded scholarships that are worth $2.500 or more! These scholarships will be awarded to students who are pursing future careers within advanced manufacturing, agriculture, health care services, information technology, early childhood education, and transportation at any of the 30 Minnesota State colleges. In the… Read more

2019 Minnesota Manufacturing Conference

Minnesota manufacturers are invited to come together at the 2019 Minnesota Manufacturing Conference on October 16 and 17 to strengthen and unify the manufacturing industry at the Minneapolis Marriott Northwest in Brooklyn Park. The Center is a platinum sponsor of this conference. The two-day conference is a one-stop shop for educational seminars and keynote presentations… Read more

2019 NCATC Fall Conference

The National Coalition of Advanced Technology Centers (NCATC) is holding its fall conference September 11-13, 2019 in Minneapolis. The Minnesota State Advanced Manufacturing Center of Excellence, led by Bemidji State University, is the official host of this national conference. The theme of this year’s conference is Moving Industry 4.0 Forward: Models for Competency-Based Credentialing and Career… Read more

VEX Robotics Camp back at Northwest Technical College

Each year, the Center provides funding to and collaborates with colleges across the state to support youth outreach events. The goal of these events is to introduce youth to advanced manufacturing careers and dispel myths about what those jobs are like. For this funding cycle, the Center received eight applications for events throughout the state focused… Read more