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Advanced manufacturing in Minnesota makes up the largest share of the state’s gross domestic product at 14 percent with more than $52.7 billion. Manufacturing accounts for nearly 324,000 employees with more than 8,200 manufacturers across the state.

Given manufacturing’s importance in Minnesota, the Minnesota Dual-Training Pipeline 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

View a map of employers using the Minnesota Dual-Training Pipeline.

Industry Forum presentations and notes

Feb. 5, 2020 Presentation Notes
Oct. 22, 2019 Presentation Notes
June 11, 2019 Presentation  
Feb. 20, 2019 Presentation Notes
Oct. 22, 2018 Presentation Notes
Feb. 21, 2018 Presentation Notes


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