News & Events


Women Who Weld at Saint Paul College

July 7, 2017

Saint Paul College's Fall magazine features one of our favorite topics: Women Who Weld! This feature article explores the lives and education of three women from diverse backgrounds in the Saint Paul College welding program. Learn what led them to a career pathway in welding and their experiences as women in this manufacturing field.

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Women Who Weld feature article

Women Who Weld feature article

Women Who Weld feature article


11th Annual Veterans Career Fair

June 14, 2017

11th Annual Veterans Career Fair

The ​Minnesota ​Department ​of ​Employment ​& ​Economic ​Development ​(DEED) ​and ​the ​Minnesota ​Department ​of ​Veterans ​Affairs ​(MDVA) ​will ​host ​the ​11th ​Annual ​Veterans ​Career ​Fair on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 from 10am-3pm. This event will take place at the DoubleTree By Hilton, 7800 Normandale Blvd, Bloomington, Minnesota.

If you are a veteran and looking for a job or are interested in exploring new careers, plan to attend the largest veterans career fair in Minnesota. This no-cost event for job seekers brings together:

  • Employers, who can provide company information, speak with you about current job openings and interview you for open positions on site.
  • Service providers who can assist with your employment-related needs, as well as provide information and referrals to non-work related services for veterans.
  • Resource area staffed by HR professionals to assist with resume critique and job search advice.
  • Professional photographer available to take head shots for LinkedIn profile.

All former and current members of the U.S. military are welcome.

If you need accommodations to participate in this event, call 651-259-7169. Please submit them by Friday, June 30. If you have any questions, contact Christine Pribbernow at 651-259-7169.

Manufacturing Workshop - How to Develop Your Future Leaders

June 13, 2017

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Enterprise MN will be hosting free workshops for manufacturers at various locations throughout Minnesota in the coming weeks. Each workshop will provide insights about the critical components of talent management and the steps necessary to develop a successful leadership development program.

Upon completion of the workshop participants will be able to:

  • Define talent and talent management
  • Identify the talent management life cycle
  • Describe key components to talent management
  • Explain the impact leaders have on an organization
  • Depict steps to developing a leadership development program
  • Create an action plan to implement within their own organization

This event is exclusive to manufacturers and is free of charge. Registration required.

To register please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 612-455-4239

Cannon Falls
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
The Gathering Room
31257 64th Ave Path
Cannon Falls, MN 55009

Thursday, July 13, 2017
Banquets of Minnesota - Opulence Ballroom
1009 109th Ave. NE
Blaine, MN 55434

Thursday, July 27, 2017
Hilton Garden Inn
20 Civic Center Plaza
Mankato, MN 56001


Bridging the Skills Gap with Apprenticeships

May 26, 2017

Manufacturing Apprenticeships

This month Enterprise Minnesota released its State of Manufacturing Survey, and 68% of manufacturers said it was difficult to find workers with the right skills for available jobs. One way to bridge that skills gap? Investing in apprenticeship programs and a stronger workforce.

Since 2014, the Minnesota Advanced Manufacturing Partnership has been working to establish employer-driven apprenticeships and dual-training programs at our twelve community colleges throughout Minnesota. We have also developed +Connect, a new industry-driven training program that provides the required instruction for apprenticeships and utilizes telepresence technology so that employees can train right at the workplace.

Read what U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar has to say about apprenticeships in a new article from the Winona Daily News: Investing in a 21st Century Workforce.

FastTRAC Pathways to Manufacturing Careers at SCC

May 25, 2017

Get off the couch and on the FastTRAC to a new career in manufacturing!

What's FastTRAC? It’s a FREE, short-term refresher course that prepares you for manufacturing classes at South Central College.

Next FastTRAC Course
July 5 - August 14
9 am - 12 pm
South Central College North Mankato Campus

Information and Registration: (507) 345-5222

Learn more about FastTRAC and be on your way to a better, more meaningful career in no time!

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A Member of the Minnesota State System, an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator.
This workforce solution was funded by a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration.
South Central College is the lead institution of the Minnesota Advanced Manufacturing Partnership.