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Join us at Anoka Technical College on July 26-28, 2022, for the inaugural Minnesota Manufactured Technical Education Conference (2MTEC)

What is the 2MTEC?

2MTEC is a three-day, high-impact conference designed for career and technical educators. The conference's goal is to increase knowledge and preparedness for secondary and post-secondary educators. This event will provide leading-edge industry knowledge and educational best practices for teaching in-demand CTE skills. These skills include machining, mechatronics, tool and die, employability skills, welding, and more.

We have listened to your feedback and will provide additional opportunities for further collaboration, networking, and skill enhancement in manufacturing. The conference offers a 3-day professional development opportunity to support teaching and learning in your classes. You will have the chance to learn from industry professionals who will assist you in advancing your knowledge of manufacturing-related technologies, machines, and programs. Select your educational focus (i.e., welding, machining, mechatronics, additive manufacturing, quality in manufacturing, etc.) and learn from industry professionals, allowing you to take the information you acquire at this conference and adapt it to your teaching. Conference sessions will include best practices in teaching online, career exploration, connecting with local manufacturing companies, and hands-on skill development.

Who Should Attend?

Educators
The primary target audience is Secondary and Post-Secondary educators, but anyone interested in learning more about manufacturing Career and Technical Education is welcome to attend. You won't find any canned curriculum here. Instead, educators can participate in hands-on activities in the different topic areas. In addition, you can expect several opportunities for networking, collaboration, and skill enhancement.

  • Explore best practices in education
  • Network with peers
  • Encounter new vendors and suppliers
  • Tour manufacturers
  • Position yourself as an expert
  • Have fun

Manufacturers
The manufacturing industry is at a critical crossroads with current workforce development efforts and the workforce shortage. Therefore, your input and expertise in the manufacturing industry are essential to shaping future employees' education. Manufacturers should consider being a presenter at the conference. We need industry input on topics like:

  • Which credentials do students need to be industry-ready
  • Emerging trends in the industry
  • Partnerships to create opportunities for students
  • Access to industry information
  • Advanced manufacturing technologies in use today


rms Company is a subsidiary of Elk River, Minnesota-based Cretex Medical. We are a recognized global leader in medical implant device manufacturing.  The operations at rms are big on technology, with over 50 years of history using conventional CNC machining methods, including Swiss lathe, Turning, Multi-Axis Milling, EDM, Laser, and DMP (Direct Metal Printing). 

The recognition rms continues to receive is largely due to the high value and focus placed on a strong continuous improvement culture.  rms employs over 1100 men and women of diverse cultural backgrounds from the surrounding communities with operations that continue 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.  We place a high value on our employees regarding benefits, training, and career growth opportunities.


Founded in 1962 and celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, Anoka-based Mate Precision Technologies is a global leader in metal cutting and metal forming solutions. Mate operates out of its 300,000 square foot facility, where it manufactures 52/96 workholding technology for CNC machining operations, tooling for CNC punch presses, and press brake tooling. The company also offers a complete line of laser consumables. Mate’s products are available in more than 80 countries around the world.

At its core, Mate is a precision products and technical solutions company. Mate helps solve its customers’ technical problems and manufactures products to increase productivity. Its customers count on Mate to provide the best in-field technical support in the industry, which is how it has always differentiated itself from competitors. In addition, Mate backs all of its products with a 100% unconditional customer satisfaction guarantee.


WE'RE THE MAKERS WHO ELEVATE YOUR FAVORITE MACHINES.
We’re a 350-person team of passionate OEM product development experts located in Elk River who help design and manufacture comprehensive accessory product portfolios. We help customers squeeze every bit of enjoyment and performance from their vehicles and equipment. And we take pride in doing it. Come and see our recently completed 100,000-square-foot expansion.

 

We invite you to sponsor the 2MTEC conference to provide a great learning opportunity for CTE educators throughout the upper midwest. Your sponsorship dollars will have a lasting impact on educators and the future pipeline of manufacturing for years to come. We have four sponsorship levels that include great benefits such as premium marketing exposure, complimentary registrations, and featured news articles about your organization!

- Recognition on 2MTEC.org Sponsor page- Recognition on 2MTEC.org Sponsor page
- Recognition on 2MTEC.org Sponsor page
- Recognition on 2MTEC.org Sponsor page
- 2MTEC Sponsor badge to display on your website
- 2MTEC Sponsor badge to display on your website - 2MTEC Sponsor badge to display on your website - 2MTEC Sponsor badge to display on your website
- Company promotion on Social Media and Emails- Company promotion on Social Media and Emails- Company promotion on Social Media and Emails- Company promotion on Social Media and Emails
- Social Media thank you posts- Social Media thank you posts- Social Media thank you posts- Social Media thank you posts
- Logo included in sponsor recognition- Logo included in sponsor recognition- Logo included in sponsor recognition- 1 Complimentary Registration
- Company logo and description featured on 2MTEC.org- Company logo and description featured on 2MTEC.org- Company logo and description featured on 2MTEC.org
- Company logo and description are included in the event registration packet- Company logo and description are included in the event registration packet- Company logo and description are included in the event registration packet
- Complimentary exhibit space at the event- Complimentary exhibit space at the event- Complimentary exhibit space at the event
- Seat on the 2MTEC conference planning committee- Seat on the 2MTEC conference planning committee- 4 Complimentary Registration
- Logo on the front side of the registration folder- Logo on the front side of the registration folder
- Opportunity to introduce a workshop speaker- Opportunity to introduce a workshop speaker
- Company images included on social media posts- 8 Complimentary Registration
- Premium logo placement on marketing materials
- Invitation to provide welcome at the conference
- Feature story in the Minnesota State Advanced Manufacturing Center of Excellence Newsletter
- 10 Complimentary Registration

If you are interested in sponsoring the conference, contact Jaimee Meyer at jaimee.meyer@minnstate.edu or 218-755-2206. For Bronze-level sponsorships, register here.

Mail sponsorship checks to ATTN: Nick Lowery, MSAMCOE - Bemidji State University #34 - 1500 Birchmont Drive NE - Bemidji, MN 56601-2699. Payment questions call 218-755-2997 or (nick.lowery@minnstate.edu).

Looking to connect with secondary and post-secondary Educators? How about manufacturers or higher education institutions? Be an Exhibitor at the Minnesota Manufactured Technical Education Conference and get one-on-one time with conference attendees. 

Exhibit Hall Schedule:

  • July 26, 2022
    • Set-up: 7:30 AM
    • Exhibit Hall open: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • July 27, 2022
    • Exhibit Hall open: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Exhibit Hall Scheduled TIme: 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
  • July 28, 2002
    • Exhibit Hall open: 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Exhibit Fee ($350) Includes:

  • 10'x10' Exhibit Space
  • 1 - 6' table (more if needed)
  • 2 chairs
  • Tablecloth if needed
  • Electricity available
  • Discount on registration
  • Your logo & description on the exhibitor web page
  • Your logo is announced on social media pages (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram)

Exhibitors

We seek proposals that increase the knowledge and preparedness of secondary and post-secondary educators. The proposals should provide either a hands-on experience, identify trends and innovations, provide leading-edge industry knowledge, or educational best practices for teaching in-demand Career and Technical Education skills.

The 2MTEC Planning Committee surveyed our manufacturing educator audience. The results indicated tracks that were most important to CTE educators. These tracks are Employability Skills, Robotics & Mechatronics, Welding & Fabrication, Quality Control, Machining, and Additive Manufacturing.

If you are interested in submitting a proposal, Submit this form.

Survey results indicated the most in-demand topics for Career and Technical Educators include:

  • Technical Skills
  • Industry Tours
  • Industry Demonstrations
  • Industry Trends
  • Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment
  • Networking
  • Business, Industry, Engagement
  • Manufacturing Technology
  • Secondary / Post Secondary Instructor Interactions
  • Work-based Learning
  • Simulated Learning Experience
  • Safety
  • Manufacturing Vendor Connections

 

Tour registration is limited to 30 people for each tour. Don’t forget to add a tour to your registration. If you have issues with registrations, click here or contact PWT-ARCC@anokaramsey.edu or call 763.433.1200.

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