Advanced manufacturing offers the kinds of exciting career opportunities that today’s young people can be passionate about. Help point your students in the right direction with Minnesota Manufactured.
Through our resources, you can help develop your students’ skills and provide them with accurate and engaging career and education information—from middle school to college.
An educators guide on introducing the world of manufacturing to students.
Minnesota State Advanced Manufacturing Center of Excellence works hard to create interest and educate Minnesota’s students in manufacturing opportunities. We also strive to improve youths’ confidence in STEM skills.
Manufacturing Career Tool
Use this quick tool to help your student’s find out which manufacturing careers may be a good fit for them.
72% enrollment growth since 2006 at partner colleges.
Source: Minnesota Manufactured, 2015
Statewide Tour of Manufacturing
Take your students on a FREE field trip to inspire them to seek a career in manufacturing. Tours happen every October. You can even apply to have transportation costs covered!
Programs & Courses
Your students can choose from hundreds of programs and courses to launch them on the right career path with skills learned online and in flexible lab experiences.
High School PSEO
Your students can earn college credit in high school when they enroll in the Minnesota Manufactured program to earn industry-recognized certificates in Production Technologies and Welding Technology.
Learn about manufacturing careers to find our where your students’ futures in manufacturing could take them!
Involve Your Students in Vex Robotics
Robotics provides a fun, high-tech, engaging way to connect youth interest in robotics to opportunities in manufacturing. VEX Robotics is a small team robotics program that asks students to build a robot using a VEX Robotics design system kit. There are tournaments held throughout the state that qualify teams for the State VEX Robotics Tournament.
Educators, we want to hear from you!
You work hard to make sure your students have the tools they need to succeed, we want to help. Let us know what materials or programs we can work on to make your job a bit easier.
Partner with a local manufacturer through the Adopt-A-School program in order to better educate your students about careers and opportunities in manufacturing.
The future of the manufacturing industry is in your hands! Manufacturers need new, innovative, and skilled workers. Manufacturing careers pay more, receive higher benefits, and provide employees with a great job and life balance. JOIN THE INDUSTRY!