The Bus is on us!

Want to attend a tour but need a little help? Apply for transportation funding and we will pay for up to $500 of transportation costs.

K-12 Transportation Funding is available on a first-come basis.

Schools across the state are touring manufacturing facilities and discovering that there’s no better way to show students what high-tech manufacturing careers look like. Minnesota Statewide Tour of Manufacturing occurs every year in October, but schools can set up their own tour anytime during the school year, not just October. While Minnesota State Advanced Manufacturing Center of Excellence does not coordinate tours, we have resources that schools like yours have found helpful!


If you’d like your students to tour a manufacturing facility, we’ve got funding to help pay for transportation costs. Applying is easy, just scroll down and fill out the funding application form.


We have resources to enhance the experience, including:

  • Career videos,
  • Classroom posters
  • Teacher guide
  • Career brochures

If you have questions, please contact Jaimee Meyer at 218-755-2206 or

Statewide Tour Transportation Funding Application Form

This information helps us provide relevant tour information to manufacturers and ask them to complete the post-tour survey. After submitting this form, please register the tour online, immediately after receiving funding approval.
This information helps us provide educators with resources to prepare students for their tours.
Surveys help us measure the impact of the tour and provide results to our funders so we are able to continue to offering transportation scholarships. Surveys do not ask for names, and all information is kept confidential.