Webinar Series

The Minnesota Advanced Manufacturing Center of Excellence is excited to offer a new bi-monthly webinar series.  These webinars are designed to share resources available for educating current and future students, as well as incumbent workers.

Who:  Influencers, Educators, Manufacturers

What: Webinars offered via Zoom delivery covering the Center’s various resources (youth exploration/curriculum) as well as information related to various initiatives throughout the state and region.

When: Every other Thursday, from 1:30p – 2:30p (35-45 minutes content overview, and 15-25 minutes Q&A). Check out our schedule posted on our website (mnmfg.org) and Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

Why: The Center is hosting these webinars to provide information about our resources, as well as inform and connect people to other initiatives occurring in the state of Minnesota and the broader region. The Center’s three strategic priorities include Engaging Industry, Enhancing Education, and Inspiring Students.

DISCLAIMER: We reserve the right to change the topics as schedules permit. Please watch for emails to any schedule changes.


Manufacturing Career Videos
Join us for a review of our featured manufacturing career videos.  We showcase Minnesota manufacturers such as Marvin Windows, Polaris Industries, Central Boiler, and others to hear directly from employees talking about their future in manufacturing.  We have also developed several other videos, including a fun career video highlighting the amazing opportunities that the industry offers in terms of pay, job outlook, and positions.  Attend the webinar to learn more about our video library and ideas for using them with career exploration activities!

Register https://minnstate.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_871iyGjVQla_1qnxN5eMdg


Comprehensive Workforce Solutions

Dr. Trent Janezich, Interim Executive Director for Workforce Solutions-Minnesota State System Office
Sam Bowen, Dean of Continuing Education and Customized Training-Ridgewater College
Matt Leaf, Dean of Workforce Education-Hennepin Technical College

Three leaders from the Minnesota State colleges and university system will discuss the opportunities that their initiative, “Minnesota State Workforce Solutions” presents to the manufacturing sector. The discussion will include:

  • Resources and training grants that are available to businesses
  • com for workforce training
  • Unique ways of building side by side customized programs so businesses get exactly what they need when they need it
  • Who to call – How to get in touch with us at the system office to help you navigate the 37 campuses in 54 communities across the state
  • Specific training and workforce solutions examples of what Hennepin Technical College and Ridgewater College are doing for manufacturers.

Register https://minnstate.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_w6RgPQhnSKCwwRDZiOGJiw

Robotics Coaches Guide
July 2, 2020

Robotics is one of the very best ways to get students turned-on to high-tech manufacturing careers, but without manufacturer involvement, it is more difficult for students to connect the dots.  Join us, and find out some practical ways to get manufacturers connected to a robotics program and increase student impact.

Register https://minnstate.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_D_fuQCgqRDK55_VFpuGQiQ

Past Webinars
Manufacturing Career Tool
Replay for this Webinar at https://youtu.be/fHCxfy6Vba0
Download the Presentation Manufacturing Career Tool Powerpoint (FINAL)
Adopt-A-School Guide
Replay for this Webinar at https://youtu.be/fu4wwJe84jQ
Download the Presentation Adopt-A-School Guide Webinar presentation Final
360 eTECH Online and Hands-on Manufacturing Education
Replay for this Webinar at https://youtu.be/Nbvi2TOHSKg
Download the Presentation 360 eTECH Online & Hands-on Manufacturing Education Webinar