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MnAMP at Minnapolis Manufacturing Career & Training Expo

February 2, 2018

MnAMP and three consortium colleges - South Central College, Century College, and Minneapolis Community and Technical College - were represented on Tuesday at the Minneapolis Manufacturing Career and Training Expo, sponsored by the City of Minneapolis and Hennepin County and co-hosted by the Sundance Family Foundation and 800 West Broadway.

The expo featured both a traditional job fair as well as a "Wunderkammer" cabinet of curiosity that featured hands-on engaging occupational exhibits to help forge a connection between youth and jobs in manufacturing and technical fields. MnAMP team members also presented to employers about the many opportunities that are available to partner with MnAMP consortium colleges.

The South Central College/MnAMP exhibit featured hands-on activities including a welding simulator for participants to test their welding skills and a mechatronics motor system that students could control using an ultrasonic sensor. The exhibit also featured a 3D printer in operation throughout the exhibit and a computer integrated machining CNC simulator demonstration.


Wunderkammer Exhibit

Wunderkammer Exhibit

Wunderkammer Exhibit

Wunderkammer Exhibit


Wunderkammer Exhibit

3D Printing a Donut

MnAMP College Partnership featured in Fargo INC

January 9, 2018

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Minnesota State Community and Technical College (M State) has been featured in the January 2018 Fargo INC! magazine. The article shares the story of Eric who, through a strategic collaboration between M State, United Way, and Lakes and Prairies Community Action Partnership, was able receive welding training at M State and become proudly employed as a skilled worker.

Read more in the January 2018 issue of Fargo INC! magazine.

Manufacturers' New Recruitment Strategy

January 2, 2018

MnAMP colleges have been working with employers since 2015 to enhance the image of manufacturing and raise awareness of these high-wage careers. Now, according to The Wall Street Journal​, manufacturers' newest recruitment strategy includes convincing parents that manufacturing can lead to lucrative careers for their kids.

The article To Recruit Workers, Manufacturers Go to Parents' Nights points out that "barriers to persuading parents can be high given some skepticism about manufacturing as a stable career." However, the number of manufacturing employees has been steadily rising since the recession, and open manufacturing positions are at their highest level since 2001. So employers are now working to convince parents - who have a large influence over their high school age children's decisions - of the benefits of a career in manufacturing with a technical education.

Read the Wall Street Journal article to learn more.

Manufacturing Day Events at South Central College

September 22, 2017

Manufacturing Day℠ is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. While Manufacturing Day is officially October 6 this year, the Dream It. Do It. Minnesota Statewide Tour of Manufacturing runs the full week from October 1-7, 2017.

South Central College invites you to attend Manufacturing Day events at both its Faribault and North Mankato campuses:

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Made in Faribault 2017 - A Salute to Manufacturing
Attend a luncheon and program featuring a panel of local manufacturing representatives who will share their insights and forecasts for manufacturing careers.

- Location: South Central College, Faribault Campus Event Center
- Date: Tuesday, October 3, 2017
- Time: 11:30am-1:15pm
- Cost: $20.00 includes luncheon and program
- Registration required: Click here to sign up for this event!

 South Central Tour of Manufacturing2017 South Central Tour of Manufacturing
This free event, which is similar to a "Parade of Homes," allows people to stop by one or more locations throughout the day to take a tour and learn about each business and see first-hand the impact they have on our region. The event is open to everyone and gives students, job seekers and the general public an opportunity to learn more about manufacturing careers in our community.

- Location: South Central College, North Mankato Campus
- Date: Thursday, October 5, 2017
- Time: 9am-3pm open house
- Cost: FREE and open to the public
- More Information: Click here to view all 2017 tour locations and follow the facebook event page

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South Central College is the lead institution of the Minnesota Advanced Manufacturing Partnership.