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

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

360 eTECH Online & Hands-On Manufacturing Education Program Celebrates High School Graduates

High school students have the opportunity to prepare for an exciting career in modern manufacturing by participating in the 360 eTECH Online & Hands-On Manufacturing Education Program. This spring 2018 semester, five students graduated from this program with a college certificate. Two graduates earned a 16-credit Production Technologies certificate and three graduates earned a 30-credit… Read more

Second Dream It. Do It. Minnesota video contest held

Dream It. Do It. Minnesota hosted a “What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?” student video contest awards night on May 2, 2017 at A Center for the Arts Theatre in downtown Fergus Falls, MN. Over 50 guests attended, including students and teachers/coaches from participating schools, parents, and Tri-State Manufacturers’ Association members. Sixty students from seven school… Read more

Minnesota West joins 360

Bemidji, MN—Minnesota West Community and Technical College has been accepted as a full member into 360 Manufacturing and Applied Engineering Center of Excellence. 360 is a collaborative group of colleges working to recruit and educate manufacturing technicians to meet industry’s needs. The addition of Minnesota West extends 360’s presence into the southwest region of the… Read more

Voting open for second Dream It. Do It. MN student video contest

Voting is now open the second Dream It. Do It. Minnesota “What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?” Student Video Contest. Fifteen teams of students from seven schools in West Central Minnesota created and submitted videos answering the question, “What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?” The public can watch each video and vote for their favorite for the… Read more