Minnesota State Advanced Manufacturing Center of Excellence is an innovative, collaborative effort between education and industry to recruit, educate, and train workers for dynamic careers in advanced manufacturing.
Enhancing the pipeline and providing industry-driven curriculum
With our partners, Minnesota State Advanced Manufacturing Center of Excellence works closely with industry to meet the dynamic, evolving needs of the region’s manufacturing employers.
We offer a variety of resources and programs to reach middle school and high school students, parents and other influencers to build the next generation of manufacturers by
- Leading Dream It. Do It. Minnesota.
- Coordinating the Statewide Tour of Manufacturing.
- Funding advanced manufacturing and STEM youth outreach events.
- Managing 360 eTECH, an online and hands-on education through our consortium.
We also provide college students, and incumbent employees to meet industry’s needs. Minnesota State Advanced Manufacturing Center of Excellence helps industry gain qualified employees by:
- Working closely with industry to develop curriculum that meets their needs.
- Developing learning modules focused on professional skills.
- Supporting project-based learning through robotics.
- Funding program improvement at colleges.
- Leading the adoption of new educational models.
How Minnesota State Advanced Manufacturing Center of Excellence works
We are a consortium of 15 institutions led by Bemidji State University and includes 14 technical and community colleges. The Center is a member of Minnesota State and received a National Science Foundation grant in 2012 to become an Advanced Technological Education Regional Center.
We work closely with our college partners along with other educators, industry, and other stakeholders to develop and execute our strategies and programs.
Learn more and get involved
Minnesota State Advanced Manufacturing Center of Excellence welcomes your help to achieve our goal of meeting the talent needs of modern manufacturing. Learn more about our programs, and let us know how you would like to help.
As part of its ongoing work, we regularly evaluate our programs. You can view our Year 4 Report for our National Science Foundation grant.