Student Tours

Experience modern manufacturing and learn about in-demand & high-paying jobs in a stable industry. Find out why the impact of manufacturing is bigger than you think, and experience how manufacturing is changing the world. See STEM in action!


Tours occur throughout October, but most tours happen during Minnesota Manufacturing Week, the first week of October.

Confident high school student concentrates while building a robotic vehicle.

Transportation Scholarships

Thank you for your interest in helping students experience modern manufacturing during the Minnesota Statewide Tour of Manufacturing!

Transportation scholarships are designated for schools that are in need of funding to support busing to and from a manufacturing business. Manufacturing tours may take place anytime during the month of October. Applications are accepted for students in grades K-14, with an emphasis on serving students in grades 6-12.

If you have questions, please contact Jaimee Meyer at 218-755-2206 or

Woman in manufacturing checking machines

Teacher Guide

We offer a free 48 page Teacher Guide to introduce students to modern manufacturing. It is recommended for grades 6-12 and is full of activities, handouts, and videos to introduce your students to manufacturing in Minnesota and its many career opportunities.

To receive your free copy, please contact Jaimee Meyer by email


Manufacturing Day at Graco was a great educational and hands on learning experience for our students from the TRIO ETS Program at Robbinsdale Cooper High School. The students were able to learn about different careers as well as talk to Graco employees about their experience in the field. We are so grateful for the opportunity to expose students to technical careers.”

– Lisa Roney, Director of TRIO Educational Talent Search