A CAREER IN MANUFACTURING IN MINNESOTA
Thirteen percent of all jobs in Minnesota are in manufacturing. The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development has projected that 1500+ manufacturing jobs will be available in Minnesota each year for the next 10 years.
Begin your career today by enrolling in the Minnesota Advanced Manufacturing Partnership Project (MnAMP) — training method based on partnerships with employers, education, and workforce development.
To ensure success, MnAMP uses a career pathways training model to help individuals move into meaningful work.
Navigator — A Central Minnesota Jobs and Training Services, Inc. navigator assists students with career planning and provides access to support services, such as transportation assistance, paid work experience, and job placement.
Bridge class — Students attend a “bridge” class offered by Glacial Lakes Adult Basic Education (ABE) that prepares them for academic success. The bridge class focuses on general workplace skills, basic math and reading skills, digital literacy, and specific occupational skills. The bridge class is typically 4-6 weeks in length.
Integrated course — Following the bridge class, ABE team-teaches with a Ridgewater College instructor in an “integrated” classroom where students earn college credits and/or a credential in a post-secondary training program. In this session, students will gain skills applicable to a career pathway in welding, machining technician, or automation and robotics systems.
Course attendance includes:
- Safety Awareness
- Maintenance Awareness
- Quality Practices
- Manufacturing Process and Production
Educational pathway — Enroll in core curriculum at Ridgewater College and receive an industry-recognized credential in one of three programs: Industrial Welding, MachiningTechnician, Automation & Robotics Systems.
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