University of Minnesota
Minnesota Technical Assistance Program

October 1 - 7, 2017

Minnesota Manufacturing week

Each October, manufacturers across the state open their doors to provide students, parents, and the public the chance to learn about modern manufacturing. Tour attendees have the chance to see how STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) skills are put into practice every day in modern manufacturing.

Dates: Sign up for tours throughout October, but most tours will occur during Minnesota Manufacturing Week, October 1-7.

Cost: Tours are free to attend.

Changing Perceptions

Each year, tour participants have their eyes opened to just how amazing modern manufacturing is in Minnesota. Participants also learn about the many different careers in manufacturing.

In fact, according to our results for the 2016 Statewide Tour of Manufacturing post-event event survey:

  • 76% of those who attended said they were interested in manufacturing careers.
  • 88% were more aware of manufacturing careers.
  • 85% were more interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math).

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October 16-17, 2017, 8:00 AM- 4:30 PM, Brooklyn Park, MN

Annual RAM / SWANA Conference & Show

The ​RAM/SWANA ​Conference ​& ​Show ​is ​the ​premier ​recycling ​and ​solid ​waste ​conference ​in ​the ​Midwest!

This ​​year ​​is ​​shaping ​​up ​​to ​​be ​​another ​​excellent ​​event ​​featuring ​​educational ​​tracks ​and ​certifications ​​for ​​recycling, ​​solid ​​waste, ​​organics, ​​and ​​sustainability. ​ ​There ​will ​be ​more ​​exhibitors ​​and ​a ​​new ​​location ​​at ​​the ​​Minneapolis ​​Marriott ​​Northwest ​​in ​​Brooklyn ​​Park, ​​MN. ​

We ​will ​also ​be ​offering ​at ​least ​six ​Landfill ​Operator ​types ​II ​& ​III ​CEU's ​for ​maintaining ​certifications ​crucial ​to ​your ​work ​in ​solid ​waste ​and ​recycling.

- For more information and Registration

Minneapolis Marriott NW
7025 Northland Drive North 
Brooklyn Park,  MN  55428 

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