Student Tours


Many tours are planned during manufacturing week in October, but tours may be planned any time during the school year.


Experience modern manufacturing and learn about in-demand & high-paying jobs in a stable industry. Find out why the impact of manufacturing is bigger than you think. Experience how manufacturing is changing the world. See STEM in action!

Transportation Scholarships

Thank you for your interest in helping students experience modern manufacturing during the Dream It. Do It. Minnesota Statewide Tour of Manufacturing!

The applications for transportation scholarships for 2019 are now available.

These are designated for schools that are in need of funding to support busing to and from a manufacturing business. Tours may take place anytime during the month of October.

Applications for transportation funding for tours for students in grades K-14 are accepted, with an emphasis on serving students in grades 6-12.

If you have questions, please contact Jaimee Meyer at 218-755-2206 or


We have resources developed for your class to spend a day or two or week learning about manufacturing, including videos, a game app, and a teacher guide, complete with lessons and activities.

Play this video to prepare your students for a tour:

Career Videos

The Dream It. Do It. Minnesota career videos highlight opportunities, salaries, and the wide variety of jobs found in modern manufacturing, including profiles of manufacturing businesses throughout Minnesota.

Teacher Guide

We offer a free 48 page Teacher Guide to introduce students to modern manufacturing. It is recommended for grades 6-12 and is full of activities, handouts, and videos to introduce your students to Manufacturing in Minnesota and its many career opportunities.


You can contact Jaimee Meyer at 218-755-2206 or to request your copy!

Build It Better! Game App

The Build It Better! game app provides a creative way to introduce manufacturing to middle school students. It is a FREE and fun learning activity that will challenge your students to build the right products, progress to new levels, and even learn from manufacturing trivia.


Manufacturing Career Tool

Use the multi-layered career tool to help students see themselves in modern manufacturing careers! Students can explore career opportunities through videos and an interactive career quiz, and more.


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From Teachers:

“I knew we had hit a home run when we arrived back at the high school. Practically all of the
students gave me high fives and thanks for a great field trip as they left the bus.”

“Many of our CIM (Computer Integrated Manufacturing) students were skeptical prior to this tour, however the huge look in their eyes told the story when they saw the operations in action. It was so precious and clearly an eye opener!”

“Students left knowing manufacturing jobs can be great and workers are well trained. The companies were not what we expected a factory job to be like.”

From Students:

Brooke – I appreciate the work the people do at places like Sportec and Park Industries. I used to think factory jobs were just for people that could not get jobs anywhere else. They had great jobs and made good money.

Hunter – Manufacturing has a huge part in everything that is created in the world.

Weston – The workers had great jobs and could make $75,000! If you are a good worker they will train you and give you promotions.

Monica – I met a woman that did welding! That looked fun.