Workforce Partnership Seminar

Workforce Partnership Seminar

Twice a year Minnesota State’s Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Centers of Excellence collaborate to offer the Workforce Partnership Seminar. This a free seminar and networking opportunity. The purpose of this program is to provide thought leadership for workforce stakeholders. It is a forum to network, collaborate, and learn about innovative workforce solutions.


Past presentations 

Tools to Connect Industries and Schools

This virtual event has representation from Design Ready Controls and Die Technologies. They shared some of their successful school connection tools they use to meet many workforce needs. Johnson High School told us how they connect with industry in the creation of their career pathways program. This leads to student success in and outside of the classroom. Finally, there was a panel discussion with the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) Trade & Industry Specialist, Executive Director of Midwest Manufacturers, and President of the Minnesota Precision Manufacturing Association. They shared some of the best practices and provide ideas to help solves some workforce challenges and/or student opportunities.

View the presentation slides:
Design Ready Controls
Die Technologies
Johnson High School

View the recording here


Andrew Dahlen presented on Competency-Based Education (CBE) into a Mechatronics Program. Heidi Braun-Kahn and Jerome Balsimo present on Apprenticeships. You can view the video recordings of the past Workforce Partnership Seminars on YouTube.