Minnesota State Advanced Manufacturing Center of Excellence knows the challenge to develop a strong manufacturing workforce in Minnesota is real. We work with industry to attract and develop the highly skilled workers you need to keep your business competitive, profitable, and growing, from youth to workers.

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From Youth to Workers, We’re Building a Better Workforce

Our work includes:

  • Connecting with students and their influencers to share an accurate view of today’s advanced manufacturing industry through Minnesota State Advanced Manufacturing Center of Excellence’s resources and events.
  • Promoting an attainable career pathway by providing clear information about career opportunities in engineering and advanced manufacturing.
  • Reaching out to K-12 students through STEM events, including career exploration events, summer camps, and robotics.
  • Providing accessible education options through our consortium with Minnesota Manufactured—an online and hands-on educational program.
  • Developing free online Career Success Skills learning modules that focus on developing professional skills.


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Continuing Education

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Partners and Sponsors

Minnesota State Advanced Manufacturing Center of Excellence has sponsors and supporters who have provided valuable input into our goals, objectives, and activities.

May 14, 2021

New Executive Board

A quick note from the Executive Director:

In 2020, the Center began operating under its 2020-2025 Strategic Plan. As outlined by Minnesota State for Centers of Excellence, the Center is focused on three strategic priorities:

Engaging Industry
Enhancing Education
Inspiring Students

To ensure we…


Train-the-Trainer Workshops

August 10, 2021