Making it Easier for Students to Transfer into a Four-Year Degree

On October 2, 2019, Bemidji State University signed an agreement with Pine Technical and Community College to make it easier for students in manufacturing programs to transfer credits in order to earn a four-year degree in BSU’s School of Technology, Art & Design. Students can enroll in programs including Applied Engineering, Applied Management, Engineering Technology,… Read more

9th Annual Statewide Tour of Manufacturing

9th Annual Statewide Tour of Manufacturing During the ninth annual Dream It. Do It. Minnesota Statewide Tour of Manufacturing, 190+ manufacturing businesses opened their doors to students, families, and the general public. Participants were able to see the inner workings of a manufacturing facility, meet the people who work there, gain insight into the skills,… Read more

Educators Earn Manufacturing Industry Certifications

Through its collaboration with Pine Technical and Community College, the Center is offering four Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) training sessions to secondary school teachers and college instructors. Of the two sessions held so far, there has been a 100% pass rate for all attendees to earn national industry credentials. Ten instructors earned the MSSC… Read more

eTECH Spring Courses

Spring courses for the 360 eTECH Program are open for registration!  Need to develop the workplace “soft skills” demanded by employers?  Then enroll in the Career Success Skills course that focuses on skills such as conflict resolution, critical thinking, and problem-solving.   There are welding specific courses, as well as MSSC (Manufacturing Skill Standards Council) aligned… Read more

“She Made It”

The Minnesota State Advanced Manufacturing Center of Excellence developed a branding campaign, “She Made It”, to recruit females into manufacturing careers through outreach materials, such as giveaways, banners, manufacturing career information, and videos targeting females to pursue a career in manufacturing.  Career videos were developed highlighting young women that love their jobs and are doing well in… Read more

Have you heard of the Digital Badge?

Have you heard the buzz around this thing called a “Digital Badge”? Dream It Do It Minnesota has created a video overview of the Digital Badge Pathway, that you can view on YouTube, for its website and to introduce the program to teachers via webinars. The Center promotes the Digital Badge Pathway at conferences and youth… Read more