Partner Schools

Minnesota State Advanced Manufacturing Center of Excellence is in your backyard (or very close)—from the metro to rural, north to south, our colleges and universities offer technical programs to educate and train workers for dynamic careers in manufacturing.


We work with all Minnesota State colleges and universities to enhance educational programs and inspire youth to pursue exciting careers in manufacturing.

Partnering with Minnesota State
  • Programs: Applied Engineering, Engineering Technology, Industrial Technology, Technology Management

    Michael Lund
    Department of Technology, Art & Design
    1500 Birchmont Dr NE, #34
    Bemidji, MN 56601-2699

  • Programs: Mechanical Drafting and Design

    Bob Defries
    Director of CT and Workforce Development
    1601 Jefferson St Alexandria MN, 56308

  • Programs: Applied Engineering Technology, Engineering, Biomedical Technology, Machining, Medical Device Manufacturing, Renewable Energy, Biological Sciences

    Matthew Salo
    Academic Advising
    11200 Mississippi Blvd NW
    Coon Rapids, MN 55433

  • Programs: Mechanical Drafting & Design, Machine Trades, CNC Service Technician, Quality, Robotic & Electrical Engineering Technology, Welding

    1355 West Highway 10
    Anoka, MN 55303

  • Programs: Machine Tool Technology, Manufacturing Maintenance Technician, Manufacturing Welding Technician, Mechanical Drafting and Design, Mechatronics,Robotics/Automated Systems Technology, Underwater Welding, Welding, Fabrication

    Rebekah Kent
    Interim Dean of Career and Technical Programs & Staples Campus
    1830 Airport Road
    Staples, MN 56479
    218- 894-5172

  • Programs: Engineering CAD Technology, Engineering, Welding, HVAC Technology, Facility System Technology,Orthotics and Prosthetics, Energy Technician (solar), Digital Fabrication Lab

    Scott Simenson
    3300 Century Avenue North
    White Bear Lake, MN 55110

  • Programs: Industrial Engineering Technician, Welding Technology, Biomedical Equipment Technology

    Rosemount Campus
    1300 145th Street East
    Rosemount, MN. 55068

  • Programs: Automation Robotics Engineering Technology, Electronics Technology, Engineering CAD Technology, Fluid Power Engineering Technology, Industrial Building Engineering and Maintenance, Machine Tool Technology, Manufacturing Engineering Technology, Plastics Engineering Technology, Quality Assurance, Welding, Metal Fabrication

    Matthew Leaf
    Director of Precision Manufacturing, Customized Training
    13100 Collegeview Rd.
    Eden Prairie, MN 55347

  • Programs: Electronics Engineering, Engineering CAD Technology, Machine Tool Technology, Welding

    Jenni Swenson
    Dean of Business and Industry
    2101 Trinity Rd.
    Duluth, MN 55811

  • Programs: Industrial Mechanical Technology, Engineering, Electrical Controls & Maintenance, Welding Technology

    1001 Chestnut Street West Virginia, MN 55792
    1100 Industrial Park Drive Eveleth, MN 55734

  • Programs: Bicycle Design and Fabrication, CNC Machine Tool, Computer Aided Design (CAD) Drafting Technologies, Computer Engineering Technology, Construction Technology, Electrical Engineering Technology, Electronics Technology, Mechatronics Technology, Welding Technology

    Located in Red Wing and Winona.

  • Programs: Manufacturing Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering

  • Programs: Engineering, Project Management, Operations Management

  • Programs: Mechatronics, Precision Machining, Welding

    Dawn Regnier
    Director of Customized Training & Economic Development
    1011 1st St W
    Canby, MN 56220

  • Programs: Electronics Technology, Electronics Technology/Automated Systems, Welding, Robotics Technology-Automated Systems

    Kirsten Michalke
    Director of Workforce Development
    1101 Highway One East
    Thief River Falls, MN 56701

  • Programs: HighPerformance Engine Machinist, Industrial Model Making, Manufacturing Technician, Manufacturing Technology

    Darrin Stosahl
    Vice President of Academic Affairs
    905 Grant Ave SE
    Bemidji, MN 56601

  • Programs: CNC Operations-Machine Tool, Prototyping Gunsmithing, Prototyping and Reverse Engineering

    Julie Dillenburg
    Manufacturing/Technology Instructor
    900 4th St SE Pine City, MN 55063

  • Programs: Automation, Machining, Drafting, Electronics and Process Controls, Nondestructive Testing, Welding

    Mike Boehme
    Dean of Instruction
    2 Century Avenue SW
    Hutchinson, MN 55350

  • Programs: Applied Engineering, Industrial Maintenance and Mechanics, Machining, Production Technician, Welding

    Peggy Young
    Academic Affairs, Training & Development Rep.
    965 Alexander Drive SW
    Owatonna, MN 56007
    507-455-5881 ext.2220

  • Programs: CAD, Engineering, Welding

    851 30th Ave SE
    Rochester, MN 55904-4999
    507-285-7210 or 1-800-247-1296

  • Programs: CNC/Toolmaking, Electronic Nanotechnology, Electronics Technology, Engineering Technology, Machine Tool Technology, Micro Mechanical Technology, Welding, Welding Fabrication, Welding Metal Fabrication

    Frank Braswell
    Dean of Business, Career & Technical Education Programs,
    235 Marshall Ave
    St. Paul, MN 55102

  • Programs: Computer Integrated Machining (CIM), Energy Technology Specialist, Engineering Broad Field, Mechatronics, Welding

    Barb Embacher
    Dean of Workforce Education and Training
    1920 Lee Blvd
    North Mankato, MN 56603

  • Programs: Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

    720 4th Avenue South
    St. Cloud, MN 56301-4498

  • Programs: Electronics Technician 1, Energy and Electronics, Industrial Electronics Technician, Instrumentation and Process Control, Machine Tool Technology, Mechanical Design/Manufacturing Technology, Mechanical Design Technology, Welding Fabrication

    Jeff Hallermann
    Mechanical Design Instructor
    1540 Northway Dr
    St. Cloud, MN 56303