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Sign up For Tour of Manufacturing

toc_columns50pxNow is the time to make plans to be part of the 2017 Dream It. Do It. Minnesota Statewide Tour of Manufacturing and be a part of  changing the perception about  advanced manufacturing.

Hosting school tours provides a way for you to:

  • Connect with and provide students, parents, educators, counselors, education administrators, school board members, and community leaders a look at today’s advanced manufacturing.
  • Inspire the next generation of manufacturers.
  • Tell your company’s story.
  • Share exciting career opportunities at your company.
  • Demonstrate the need for skilled workers in the exciting career field of advanced manufacturing.
  • Highlight and demonstrate how Career and Technical Education (CTE) and Science, Technology,
  • Engineering, and Math (STEM) relate to modern manufacturing.

When: Tours can take place anytime in October, however, most tours occur October 1 – 7 during

Minnesota Manufacturing Week or during National Manufacturing Day, October 6.

Register: Go to to register your tour dates and times so participants can find your tour. You’ll also receive a toolkit to help promote your tour.

Contact your area schools: Invite your area schools to tour your facility. Send them this link for the transportation application form

Need transportation from a school to your tour? MPMA is sponsoring transportation scholarships for schools in the metro and surrounding areas. For more information about transportation scholarships go to: Click on Student Tours and look for “Resources are Available to Help Your Students.” For more detailed information, please contact Jaimee Meyer at

Questions? Sandy Kashmark, Midwest Manufacturers’ Association at 1-800-654-5773 or


Copyright © 2017 Minnesota Precision Manufacturing Association. For permission to use or reprint this article please contact Nancy Huddleston, publications manager for Precision Manufacturing Journal.


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