Dream It. Do It. MINNESOTA

Statewide Tour of Manufacturing


October 1st - 7th

Or anytime in October that works for you!





Free to host
Free to attend

What is Dream It. Do It. Minnesota Statewide Tour of Manufacturing?

The Dream It. Do It. Minnesota Statewide Tour of Manufacturing is an opportunity for schools, families, and the general public to discover the innovative and high-tech world of modern manufacturing.

Tours take place throughout the month of October, however most tours will occur during Minnesota Manufacturing Week, October 1-7.


“The students [had] opportunities to explore jobs beyond what they see around them or what their parents do on a daily basis. … the kids left inspired to weld or learn computer aided drawing or work there for money while they assisted in paying for college in the area of manufacturing and/or sales. …The kids [learned] about different types of welding and how much training is needed to be in specific areas. Our students greatly benefited from these experiences!”

– Participating Teacher


Dream It. Do It. MN thanks the following sponsors for their support of the 2018 Statewide Tour of Manufacturing:


Dream It. Do It. Minnesota is led by Minnesota State Advanced Manufacturing Center of Excellence. Minnesota State Advanced Manufacturing Center of Excellence develops the future workforce through Dream It. Do It. Minnesota. As a consortium of 15 institutions led by Bemidji State University and includes 14 other technical and community colleges, we are designing a 21st century education system that prepares individuals to have rewarding careers in manufacturing and meets the needs of the region’s manufacturing employers through an enhanced pipeline, industry-driven curriculum, and authentic assessment.

Minnesota State Advanced Manufacturing Center of Excellence is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system and received a National Science Foundation grant in 2012 to become an Advanced Technological Education Regional Center. To learn more about Minnesota State Advanced Manufacturing Center of Excellence, contact Jeremy Leffelman, director, at 218-755-4222 or jleffelman@bemidjistate.edu or visit www.mnmfg.org.

Minnesota Precision Manufacturing Association logo

This group of 300+ manufacturers came to Dream It. Do It. Minnesota in April 2012 to help bring the campaign statewide. Their funding and support has helped us drive our message all across Minnesota. Having been around for over 60 years, MPMA has a ton of initiatives to keep good people coming to the industry. The MPMA Educational Opportunities FoundationSuper Mileage Challenge, Minnesota Project Lead the Way, SkillsUSA Minnesota, and VEX Robotics are just a few of the ways you can benefit from connecting with MPMA. Not to mention the updated job posting and their free Precision Manufacturing Journal.

To learn more about how you can get involved with your local school district and/or technical college manufacturing related programs contact Luann Bartley at luann@mpma.com.

To learn more about MPMA, contact Bill Remes, director of sales, membership and advertising, at bill@mpma.com.

Midwest Manufacturing Association is a sponsor of the Dream It. Do It. Minnesota Statewide Tour of Manufacturing. Learn more by contacting Sandy Kashmark at 800-654-5773 or midwest@runestone.net or visit www.midwestmfg.org.