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.