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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 (source).

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

View a map of employers using the PIPELINE Program.

Industry Forum presentations and notes

Next meeting – Advanced Manufacturing Industry Forum:  Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, 9-10:30 a.m. 

June 11, 2019 Presentation  
Feb. 20, 2019 Presentation Notes
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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