360 eTECH Online & Hands-On Manufacturing Education Program Celebrates High School Graduates

High school students have the opportunity to prepare for an exciting career in modern manufacturing by participating in the 360 eTECH Online & Hands-On Manufacturing Education Program. This spring 2018 semester, five students graduated from this program with a college certificate. Two graduates earned a 16-credit Production Technologies certificate and three graduates earned a 30-credit… Read more

Second Dream It. Do It. Minnesota video contest held

Dream It. Do It. Minnesota hosted a “What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?” student video contest awards night on May 2, 2017 at A Center for the Arts Theatre in downtown Fergus Falls, MN. Over 50 guests attended, including students and teachers/coaches from participating schools, parents, and Tri-State Manufacturers’ Association members. Sixty students from seven school… Read more

Minnesota West joins 360

Bemidji, MN—Minnesota West Community and Technical College has been accepted as a full member into 360 Manufacturing and Applied Engineering Center of Excellence. 360 is a collaborative group of colleges working to recruit and educate manufacturing technicians to meet industry’s needs. The addition of Minnesota West extends 360’s presence into the southwest region of the… Read more

Voting open for second Dream It. Do It. MN student video contest

Voting is now open the second Dream It. Do It. Minnesota “What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?” Student Video Contest. Fifteen teams of students from seven schools in West Central Minnesota created and submitted videos answering the question, “What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?” The public can watch each video and vote for their favorite for the… Read more

360 awards youth outreach funding to partner institutions for K-12 outreach

Bemidji, MN—360 Manufacturing and Applied Engineering Center of Excellence is pleased to announce it awarded $149,872 to its partner colleges for 19 different events designed to cultivate youth’s interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) as well as introduce them to related careers in modern manufacturing. These events started this winter and will continue… Read more

360 eTECH program helping manufacturers train employees

Bemidji, MN–360 eTECH, a program of 360 Manufacturing and Applied Engineering Center of Excellence, provides online and hands-on manufacturing education. Students may take courses through any of the nine participating colleges across Minnesota. For the Fall 2016 semester, 360 eTECH had 62 students enrolled. One of the ways 360 eTECH reached so many individuals is by… Read more

Jeremy Leffelman named executive director of 360

Bemidji, MN—Jeremy Leffelman has been named the new executive director for 360 Manufacturing and Applied Engineering Center of Excellence. Leffelman will direct 360’s operations and activities, including developing programs and resources to support advanced manufacturers’ needs. Leffelman brings knowledge of higher education and modern manufacturing to the role. He previously served as an assistant director… Read more

Jaimee Meyer returns to lead Dream It. Do It. MN

Jaimee Meyer has been hired as the Executive Director to lead the Dream It. Do It. Minnesota program, part of a national manufacturing career recruitment strategy, led by 360 Manufacturing Center of Excellence. She will be working with Minnesota’s statewide manufacturing associations, industry members, and other stakeholders on the advancement of manufacturing careers within the… Read more

Minnesota Hosts 6th Annual Statewide Tour of Manufacturing

During the sixth annual Dream It. Do It. Minnesota Statewide Tour of Manufacturing, 105 manufacturing businesses opened their doors to students, families, and the general public. Participants were able to see the inner workings of manufacturing factory, meet the people who work there, gain insight into the skills, education and training necessary for a career… Read more

Dream It. Do It. MN Teacher Guide used nationally

Bemidji, MN—Dream It. Do It. Minnesota, led by 360 Manufacturing Center of Excellence, is pleased to share that The Manufacturing Institute has released an Educator Guide based on the Minnesota Teacher Guide. This new resource is part of the national Dream It. Do It. program, providing lesson plans, fact sheets, and student activities to introduce… Read more