Statewide Tour of Manufacturing

The Minnesota Statewide Tour of Manufacturing is an opportunity for schools, families, and the general public to discover the innovative and high-tech world of modern manufacturing.

  • Register a Tour

    Register your tour and invite students and the public in and witness what manufacturing is like.

  • Click to Host a Tour

    Host a Tour

    Joining forces across the State of Minnesota to create a movement and inspire the next generation to consider a career in manufacturing. Make sure to register your tour with us to help spread the word.

  • Click to Attend a Tour

    Attend a Tour

    Tours will be posted as manufacturers register for the Minnesota Statewide Tour of Manufacturing.

  • Click to Sponsor a Tour

    Sponsor a Tour

    Your sponsorship helps us reach students, educators, and YOUR future employees.

  • Click to go to Student Tours page

    Student Tours

    Many tours are planned during Manufacturing Week, but tours may also be planned anytime during the school year .

  • Click to learn about transportation funding

    Transportation Funding

    Thanks to Minnesota Precision Manufacturing Association, we are able to provide transportation scholarships to help schools with the cost of busing to and from a manufacturing business!

The Statewide Tour takes place throughout the month of October, however, most tours will occur during Minnesota Manufacturing Week.

October 1-7. Host or attend for FREE!

Engineer Working With Apprentices On Factory Floor

Changing Perceptions

Each year, tour participants have their eyes opened to just how amazing modern manufacturing is in Minnesota. Participants also learn about the many different careers in manufacturing. In fact, according to our results for the 2019 Statewide Tour of Manufacturing post-event survey:

  • 28,080 estimated individuals attended a tour.
  • 648 Manufacturing Tours occurred statewide
  • 445 Educators attended a tour.
  • 209 Manufacturers hosted public tours.
  • 10,521 K-12 Students attended a tour.
  • 76% of students were interested in manufacturing careers.
  • 88% of businesses thought hosting a tour was worthwhile.

“The students [had] opportunities to explore jobs beyond what they see around them or what their parents do on a daily basis. …The kids [learned] about different types of welding and how much training is needed to be in specific areas. Our students greatly benefited from these experiences!”