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Enjoy 100% job placement and
about 25% higher starting salaries than other industries!

You are basically guaranteed a solid, high-paying career by getting a certificate or a degree from a manufacturing program in MN – not to mention you’ll be doing things that can have a big impact on other people’s lives. You could be making things that have never been made before, or creating pieces for medical devices that save lives!

If you’re looking for an industry that has immediate job openings after graduation,
you’ve found the right place! 

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Watch our videos about manufacturing!

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The Dream It. Do It. Minnesota career videos highlight opportunities, salaries, and the wide variety of jobs found in modern manufacturing, including profiles of manufacturing businesses throughout Minnesota.

Central Boiler manufactures and distributes the Classic, Classic Edge and E-Classic outdoor wood furnaces.

Manufacturing and Engineering Programs

Our regions include:

Central/North Central/West Central/South Central/Northwest/Northeast/Southeast/Metro

Your Path to Success

Career Pathway, Dream It. Do It. Minnesota

Job Search

It’s estimated that Minnesota Manufacturers have between 5,000 – 10,000 positions that need to be filled right now!

Engineering managers, welders, sales people, production managers, and machinists are all in high demand. Manufacturers are willing to pay top-dollar for these positions and in many cases you can get trained in two years or less.

Hidden Opportunities

Did you know that most job openings are not advertised?

It’s true. Most employers find workers without advertising. Plus, they often prefer to hire someone they know or someone who is referred by someone they already know and trust. This network of connections and referrals is the hidden job market. You can tap into it by connecting with potential employers. Situations change often. An employer who is not hiring today may be looking for someone like you tomorrow.

So, how do you find the hidden job market in Minnesota manufacturing?

Our Manufacturing Association Sponsors can be a great way to meet contacts that may lead to jobs. These groups of people are dedicated to hiring great workers, so building relationships with them could give you a competitive advantage in the market place. Take a look at websites of some of these groups, and consider attending their in-person meetings or connecting with them on LinkedIn. Through a professional association, you can learn more about the profession or industry, participate in discussions, and get to know other people. The association websites often feature a list of job openings within specific industries or occupation groups. You can also find manufacturing companies in your area by using these tools on Search for a company that you may want to work for and contact them, even if they do not have any job openings right now. They may have an opening that’s right for you in the future! When they do, you may have a leg up toward getting that position.

Success Stories: In Their Words

  • seth-anderson“We Build a lot of one-off parts so we are not running thousands of them, that’s what I liked. I like the R & D (research & development) aspect. Somebody brings you something that’s never been done before, and [asks] ‘Hey, can you build this part?’ – Seth Anderson, CNC Programmer
  • another-guy“Manufacturing careers help you in your personal life. It makes you more confident and a better person all around.”
    – Janell Kukowski, Electronic Manufacturer
  • another-guy“I’m proud to work here. I’m proud of the work I produce. Jones is above them all by far– technology-wise, equipment-wise, the time and money they put in their employees… It is always changing; it is always new. I have a good opportunity to keep learning, and I’m excited about that.” – William Johnson, Robotic Welder
  • another-guy“I love my job in manufacturing because it’s not a dead end job, and it’s not just a job that you are at. It’s a career that you can keep for a lifetime.” – Erica Morrison, Fabricator/Quality Support

Want To Learn More? Check These Out!

  • Scratch
    Scratch is a free program that lets you practice programming.
  • Manufacturing is Cool
    At Manufacturing is Cool‘s website, learn more about how manufacturing makes our lives better, it includes videos about how things are made, how electronics work, and information about careers.
  • I Was Wondering
    I Was Wondering is about women who work in science, including robotics–and there’s a robotics game.
  • eGFI
    eGFI (Engineering, Go For It!) has info about different fields in engineering, from manufacturing, to chemical, to mechanical.