Education and Training for a Manufacturing Career

12 Oct 2021


Many manufacturing jobs can be started with a high school diploma and employer provided on-the-job training. There are also many opportunities for people with college degrees in science, technology, math or engineering. 

One way that Minnesota helps prepare middle and high school students interested in a career in manufacturing for working in the industry is through Career and Technical Education offerings. Course offerings may vary by district and school but a general overview of CTE in Minnesota can be found here. 

One example of how manufacturing employers are connecting with educators and career counselors to raise awareness about employment opportunities with students and job seekers is in the K12 Navigator initiative in Central Minnesota. The K12 Navigator aggregates work-based learning resources that educators and counselors can integrate into classrooms and/or workforce development programs. You can find out more on the K12 Navigator website.  

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