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Connecting job seekers, educators, and students with Minnesota manufacturers that are ready to hire new talent!

The best way to get your feet wet in manufacturing is to attend one of our events. Through tours, career fairs, robotics competitions, and other events you can get connected to the industry and learn more about a future in manufacturing.

Apr
17
Mon
Student Video Contest Voting
Apr 17 – Apr 30 all-day

Voting is now open the second Dream It. Do It. Minnesota “What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?” Student Video Contest. Fifteen teams of students from seven schools in West Central Minnesota created and submitted videos answering the question, “What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?”

The public can watch each video and vote for their favorite for the Viewers’ Choice Award from April 17-30. A panel of judges will also review the videos for additional awards. The Viewers’ Choice and the judged awards will be announced on May 2 at the Tri-State Manufacturers’ Association meeting and awards ceremony.

May
2
Tue
Student Video Contest Awards Ceremony
May 2 @ 4:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Presented by Tri-State Manufacturers’ Association.

You’re invited to attend a free event on May 2:
• 4:30 PM Tour of ShoreMasters Plastics
• 5:30 PM Student Video Content Awards Ceremony

All registration needs to be completed by April 28.

Tour:

To tour ShoreMaster Plastics is to dream of summer fun in the land of 10,000 Lakes. You will see how modular, rotationally molded, polyethylene floating dock systems designed with a slip-resistant brick patterned surface are created. Other molded products include dock furniture, a kayak and canoe launch, and swim rafts.

Tour location:
ShoreMaster Plastics
1025 International Drive
Fergus Falls, MN

Awards Ceremony:
The Dream It. Do It. Minnesota “What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?” Student Video Contest generates excitement and helps draw students to advanced manufacturing career paths. Join us as we celebrate these students and their discoveries to unveil “What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?” Pizza and soda will be served during the awards ceremony. Treats available for purchase at the concessions.

Awards Ceremony location:
A Center for the Arts
124 Lincoln Ave.
Fergus Falls, MN

2017 Tour and Awards Ceremony flyer

Jun
14
Wed
Digital Fabrication and Engineering Lab @ Century College Engineering and Fab Lab
Jun 14 @ 9:30 am – Jun 16 @ 3:30 pm

This workshop is for girls only entering grades 8-12.

Learn digital fabrication tools:

  • Explore “hands-on” projects
  • 2D laser printers
  • 3D printing

Learn if Manufacturing Engineering is for you! Free lunch served.

Jun
21
Wed
Digital Fabrication and Engineering Lab @ Century College Engineering and Fab Lab
Jun 21 @ 9:30 am – Jul 14 @ 3:30 pm

Century College is offering four workshops to boys and girls:

Workshop June 21-23
Workshop June 28-30
Workshop July 5-7
Workshop July 12-14

For students entering grades 8-12.

Learn digital fabrication tools:

  • Explore “hands-on” projects
  • 2D laser printers
  • 3D printing

Learn if Manufacturing Engineering is for you! Free lunch served.

Jul
10
Mon
Summer Engineering and Manufacturing (SEaM) Camp @ Central Lakes College, Staples Campus
Jul 10 @ 9:00 am – Jul 14 @ 3:00 pm

SEaM camp is a one week adventure for students from 6th through 12th grade which gives them an opportunity to experience hands on electronics, rc motor controllers, computer aided drafting, manufacturing machining, and industrial robotics. From the first day of camp, students begin building their “battlebots” from kits having hundreds of parts. Each team of students assemble their robot in their own design for capabilities ranging from maneuvering and obstacle course to controlling weapons for “battlebot” wars in the competition held on the last day of camp. Lunch and camp shirts are provided. 

Jul
11
Tue
Advanced Manufacturing Camp-Machining @ Saint Paul College
Jul 11 @ 8:30 am – Jul 13 @ 4:00 pm

Imagine It, Design It, Make It! This 18 hour course will introduce 13 – 17 year old students to manufacturing. Whether you aspire to work in manufacturing or medicine, law or any other field, having a basic understanding of how things are made will make you more appreciative of the world around you and the “tools” you will use in your life.

Here’s a chance to learn about:

  • computer-aided design (CAD)​
  • computer-controlled (CNC) manufacturing operations
  • 3D printing and plastic technology
  • machining and fabrication of metals other materials

Design and build a product, experiencing the start-to-finish satisfaction of creating something you can show off with pride. In the process you will learn how to do CAD, CAM, CNC design and operate various kinds of manufacturing machinery under the close supervision of expert manufacturing trainers.

You also will tour local manufacturing facilities to learn what types of jobs exist, what skills and training are required, and how those businesses developed.

More information and registration

Jul
18
Tue
Advanced Manufacturing Camp-Welding @ Saint Paul College
Jul 18 @ 8:30 am – Jul 20 @ 4:00 pm

Imagine It, Design It, Make It! This 18 hour course will introduce 13-17 year old students to welding careers. Whether you aspire to work in manufacturing or medicine, law or any other field, having a basic understanding of how things are made will make you more appreciative of the world around you and the “tools” you will use in your life.

Here’s a chance to learn about:

  • computer-aided design (CAD)
  • computer-controlled (CNC) manufacturing operations
  • machining and fabrication of metals other materials

Design and build a product, experiencing the start-to-finish satisfaction of creating something you can show off with pride. You will operate various kinds of manufacturing machinery under the close supervision of expert manufacturing trainers.

You also will tour local manufacturing facilities to learn what types of jobs exist, what skills and training are required.

Learn more

Jul
23
Sun
Camp Explore @ Winona State University
Jul 23 – Jul 28 all-day

Camp Explore is a residential overnight camp offering high school students hands-on, engaging activities to help them explore the many different STEM-industry careers available to them in key industry sectors, including:

  • Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering
  • Energy
  • Health Care
  • Agriculture
  • Transportation
  • Information Technology

Registration is now open; the registration fee is $480 (includes a non-refundable $30 fee).

This camp is a collaboration of the Centers of Excellence of Minnesota State.

2017 Camp Explore Winona flyer

Nov
11
Sat
Girls, Science and Technology @ Science Museum of Minnesota
Nov 11 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Girls, Science and Technology @ Science Museum of Minnesota | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

Get inspired by Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math at this year’s Girls, Science and Technology event at Science Museum of Minnesota, sponsored by Fox 9.

All new demonstrations and hands-on experiements including:

  • Who will become the Queen of Hearts? explore a heart and learn how it functions.
  • Make colored lava lamps and use chemistry to make them move.
  • Learn about contact force technology during ablation procedures to treat complex heart arrhythmia.
  • Use glitter to learn about cell biology
  • Use a glow wall to draw with light
  • Use lights to show how sensing and stimulation activities work with medical devices
  • Microsoft invites you to learn how to code with interactive coding challenges
  • Play with hydrophilic spheres
  • Create a simulated blood pressure signal
  • Learn what chromatography is
  • Deliver therapy in a team that can help restore the heart’s natural rhythm

And much, much more!

Admission to Girls, Science, and Technology is included with admission to the Science Museum of Minnesota. Get 4 free child admissions with each paid adult. Kids receive a limited edition Girls, Science & Technology tote bag while supplies last. It is recommended that you buy your tickets in advance. Call the Science Museum Box Office at 651-221-9444 to get your tickets.

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Apr
17
Mon
Student Video Contest Voting
Apr 17 – Apr 30 all-day

Voting is now open the second Dream It. Do It. Minnesota “What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?” Student Video Contest. Fifteen teams of students from seven schools in West Central Minnesota created and submitted videos answering the question, “What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?”

The public can watch each video and vote for their favorite for the Viewers’ Choice Award from April 17-30. A panel of judges will also review the videos for additional awards. The Viewers’ Choice and the judged awards will be announced on May 2 at the Tri-State Manufacturers’ Association meeting and awards ceremony.

May
2
Tue
Student Video Contest Awards Ceremony
May 2 @ 4:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Presented by Tri-State Manufacturers’ Association.

You’re invited to attend a free event on May 2:
• 4:30 PM Tour of ShoreMasters Plastics
• 5:30 PM Student Video Content Awards Ceremony

All registration needs to be completed by April 28.

Tour:

To tour ShoreMaster Plastics is to dream of summer fun in the land of 10,000 Lakes. You will see how modular, rotationally molded, polyethylene floating dock systems designed with a slip-resistant brick patterned surface are created. Other molded products include dock furniture, a kayak and canoe launch, and swim rafts.

Tour location:
ShoreMaster Plastics
1025 International Drive
Fergus Falls, MN

Awards Ceremony:
The Dream It. Do It. Minnesota “What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?” Student Video Contest generates excitement and helps draw students to advanced manufacturing career paths. Join us as we celebrate these students and their discoveries to unveil “What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?” Pizza and soda will be served during the awards ceremony. Treats available for purchase at the concessions.

Awards Ceremony location:
A Center for the Arts
124 Lincoln Ave.
Fergus Falls, MN

2017 Tour and Awards Ceremony flyer

Jun
14
Wed
Digital Fabrication and Engineering Lab @ Century College Engineering and Fab Lab
Jun 14 @ 9:30 am – Jun 16 @ 3:30 pm

This workshop is for girls only entering grades 8-12.

Learn digital fabrication tools:

  • Explore “hands-on” projects
  • 2D laser printers
  • 3D printing

Learn if Manufacturing Engineering is for you! Free lunch served.

Jun
21
Wed
Digital Fabrication and Engineering Lab @ Century College Engineering and Fab Lab
Jun 21 @ 9:30 am – Jul 14 @ 3:30 pm

Century College is offering four workshops to boys and girls:

Workshop June 21-23
Workshop June 28-30
Workshop July 5-7
Workshop July 12-14

For students entering grades 8-12.

Learn digital fabrication tools:

  • Explore “hands-on” projects
  • 2D laser printers
  • 3D printing

Learn if Manufacturing Engineering is for you! Free lunch served.

Jul
10
Mon
Summer Engineering and Manufacturing (SEaM) Camp @ Central Lakes College, Staples Campus
Jul 10 @ 9:00 am – Jul 14 @ 3:00 pm

SEaM camp is a one week adventure for students from 6th through 12th grade which gives them an opportunity to experience hands on electronics, rc motor controllers, computer aided drafting, manufacturing machining, and industrial robotics. From the first day of camp, students begin building their “battlebots” from kits having hundreds of parts. Each team of students assemble their robot in their own design for capabilities ranging from maneuvering and obstacle course to controlling weapons for “battlebot” wars in the competition held on the last day of camp. Lunch and camp shirts are provided. 

Jul
11
Tue
Advanced Manufacturing Camp-Machining @ Saint Paul College
Jul 11 @ 8:30 am – Jul 13 @ 4:00 pm

Imagine It, Design It, Make It! This 18 hour course will introduce 13 – 17 year old students to manufacturing. Whether you aspire to work in manufacturing or medicine, law or any other field, having a basic understanding of how things are made will make you more appreciative of the world around you and the “tools” you will use in your life.

Here’s a chance to learn about:

  • computer-aided design (CAD)​
  • computer-controlled (CNC) manufacturing operations
  • 3D printing and plastic technology
  • machining and fabrication of metals other materials

Design and build a product, experiencing the start-to-finish satisfaction of creating something you can show off with pride. In the process you will learn how to do CAD, CAM, CNC design and operate various kinds of manufacturing machinery under the close supervision of expert manufacturing trainers.

You also will tour local manufacturing facilities to learn what types of jobs exist, what skills and training are required, and how those businesses developed.

More information and registration

Jul
18
Tue
Advanced Manufacturing Camp-Welding @ Saint Paul College
Jul 18 @ 8:30 am – Jul 20 @ 4:00 pm

Imagine It, Design It, Make It! This 18 hour course will introduce 13-17 year old students to welding careers. Whether you aspire to work in manufacturing or medicine, law or any other field, having a basic understanding of how things are made will make you more appreciative of the world around you and the “tools” you will use in your life.

Here’s a chance to learn about:

  • computer-aided design (CAD)
  • computer-controlled (CNC) manufacturing operations
  • machining and fabrication of metals other materials

Design and build a product, experiencing the start-to-finish satisfaction of creating something you can show off with pride. You will operate various kinds of manufacturing machinery under the close supervision of expert manufacturing trainers.

You also will tour local manufacturing facilities to learn what types of jobs exist, what skills and training are required.

Learn more

Jul
23
Sun
Camp Explore @ Winona State University
Jul 23 – Jul 28 all-day

Camp Explore is a residential overnight camp offering high school students hands-on, engaging activities to help them explore the many different STEM-industry careers available to them in key industry sectors, including:

  • Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering
  • Energy
  • Health Care
  • Agriculture
  • Transportation
  • Information Technology

Registration is now open; the registration fee is $480 (includes a non-refundable $30 fee).

This camp is a collaboration of the Centers of Excellence of Minnesota State.

2017 Camp Explore Winona flyer

Nov
11
Sat
Girls, Science and Technology @ Science Museum of Minnesota
Nov 11 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Girls, Science and Technology @ Science Museum of Minnesota | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

Get inspired by Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math at this year’s Girls, Science and Technology event at Science Museum of Minnesota, sponsored by Fox 9.

All new demonstrations and hands-on experiements including:

  • Who will become the Queen of Hearts? explore a heart and learn how it functions.
  • Make colored lava lamps and use chemistry to make them move.
  • Learn about contact force technology during ablation procedures to treat complex heart arrhythmia.
  • Use glitter to learn about cell biology
  • Use a glow wall to draw with light
  • Use lights to show how sensing and stimulation activities work with medical devices
  • Microsoft invites you to learn how to code with interactive coding challenges
  • Play with hydrophilic spheres
  • Create a simulated blood pressure signal
  • Learn what chromatography is
  • Deliver therapy in a team that can help restore the heart’s natural rhythm

And much, much more!

Admission to Girls, Science, and Technology is included with admission to the Science Museum of Minnesota. Get 4 free child admissions with each paid adult. Kids receive a limited edition Girls, Science & Technology tote bag while supplies last. It is recommended that you buy your tickets in advance. Call the Science Museum Box Office at 651-221-9444 to get your tickets.