Youth Outreach

360 wants to:

  • Interest students in manufacturing careers

  • Show the youth & influencers career opportunities available in today’s manufacturing

  • Improve youth’s confidence in STEM skills

wordcloud-youthoutreachOne way 360 meets these goals is by supporting youth outreach events at our partner colleges.

Making an impact

Supporting youth outreach is an investment in the future manufacturing workforce. Since 2006, 360 has:

  • Worked with our partner colleges to host quality STEM-related events that promote modern manufacturing careers
  • Funded 121 career expos and summer camps that develop STEM skills and highlight local industry
  • Reached over 7,300 students 

Changing perceptions

Supporting events isn’t enough—360 also works to capture best practices and measure the impact made.

According to the 2016 summer camp surveys, after camp was over:

  • 97% had increased confidence in their STEM abilities.
  • 94% learned about manufacturing and making things.
  • 95% were more aware of manufacturing careers.
  • 85% were more interested in manufacturing careers.

Dream It. Do It. Minnesota

Dream It. Do It. Minnesota is an important part of this work, providing relevant, up-to-date career information for youth, parents, and other influencers. Resources are provided to event hosts to showcase modern manufacturing and offer relevant education and career information to youth, parents, and other influencers.

Upcoming Events

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Learn more about upcoming, exciting events!

Dream It. Do It. MN

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Resources and STEM events designed to engage and educate students.


Robotics More

Using hands-on STEM experiences to connect youth to the opportunities in manufacturing.