Welcome to the M-Powered Program
The M-Powered Program is designed to help those who are unemployed, underemployed, or simply those who are looking for the opportunity to start a new career in the Medical Device Manufacturing Field. In about 9-months, M-Powered can give students the opportunity to earn $12 - $14 per hour with little or no manufacturing experience.
Here's how it works:
New students, entry-level or incumbent employees enroll in college courses
Students are taught basic skills such as applied math, measuring, print reading and job safety; and soft skills like arriving on time, everyday, drug free
Students graduate with industry certification after finishing the coursework that includes paid on-the-job training
Graduates begin a life-long education and career in manufacturing
Local manufacturers actively advise, monitor, and support the course and curriculum and hire from program graduates
Manufacturing is expected to see a hiring increase with the sector forecast to add 270,000 jobs in 2011 and 273,000 jobs in 2012.
Production in non-high-tech industries is expected to increase by 4.1% in 2011 and by 3% in 2012.
High-tech manufacturing production, which accounts for approximately 10% of all manufacturing, is anticipated to improve at a higher rate, with 8.5% growth in 2011 followed by 10.9% growth in 2012.
- Industry Week, August 25, 2011
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Did You Know?
According to the Battelle/BIO State Science Initiatives 2010 Report, Minnesota is one of the leading states in bioscience, ranking third in bioscience-related patents per capita and fourth in bioscience occupational employment per capita.
Minnesota had more than 40,000 bioscience jobs in 2008. Of these, more than 29,000 were in medical device manufacturing, ranking Minnesota second nationwide and first in the Midwest.
Between 2001 and 2008, employment in the drugs and pharmaceuticals industry grew more than 55 percent in Minnesota, compared to 2.3 percent nationally.
From: Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED)
Funding for M-Powered is provided by a Community-based Jobs Training Grant from the United States Department of Labor. This project provides priority of service to veterans and spouses of veterans. Hennepin Technical College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity educator and employer.
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November 12, 2012
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November 11, 2012
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October 21- 27, 2012.
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selected dates throughout the week. Statewide Tour of Manufacturing
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Last updated: 2013-05-01 13:16:00