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Advanced manufacturing in Minnesota makes up the second largest share of the state’s gross domestic product at 16 percent with more than $48.2 billion. Manufacturing accounts for more than 317,200 employees with more than 8,000 manufacturers across the state (Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development).

Given manufacturing’s importance in Minnesota, the PIPELINE Program works with manufacturers to determine their workforce needs. One method of continuing this work is to create tools to address those needs as seen below in the competency models for in-demand occupations in the industry that are well-suited to create dual-training opportunities.  

Validated pyramids and occupational competency summaries

Related Instruction Inventory

The advanced manufacturing Related Instruction Inventory can be used by employers as a resource to develop a dual training program (M.S. 136A.246 subd. 3). This inventory includes known education and training program options for approved dual training occupations. Each program indicates whether it has been mapped to industry specific competencies. (Employers are not required to partner with the training providers on this list—these are simply options.)

An education or training provider that would like to be included on the inventory can follow the Competency Mapping Instructions.

View a map of employers using the PIPELINE Program.

Industry Council meeting presentations and notes

Next meeting: 10 to 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019

Oct. 22, 2018 Presentation Notes
Feb. 21, 2018 Presentation Notes
Oct. 30, 2017 Presentation Notes

Competency Council meetings are completed for the initial stage of the PIPELINE Program. As the second stage of the project continues, additional occupations will be identified.


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