Thank you to our attendees!

On Friday, May 12th, 2017 we welcomed over 40 workforce professionals to Hennepin Technical College for an immersive event into manufacturing.

Hosted by our college president, Dr. Merrill Irving, the event featured Tim O’Neill, from the MN Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) speaking on the topic of economic and workforce trends in Minnesota. 

Following the presentation, attendees were provided with in-depth information about different manufacturing sectors, occupational outlook, educational pathways and a hands-on experience in multiple disciplines to be better prepared to guide clients to a successful high-demand career in manufacturing. 

Contact: Rich Kelly: 763.488.2728 or rich.kelly@hennepintech.edu

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7:30 - 8 am:

Check-in and Breakfast

Breakfast Menu:
Scrambled Eggs, Breakfast Potatoes, choice of Two Breakfast Meats (Sausage Links or Bacon), Fresh Sliced Fruit Tray and Assorted Pastries.
Accompanied with Coffee and Orange Juice.


8:00 am:

Welcome, Dr. Merrill Irving Jr., President

Minnesota Deed Presentation, Tim O’Neill, Minnesota DEED

Tim O'Neill is DEED's regional analyst for the seven-county Twin Cities region of Minnesota. He has a bachelor's degree in history and political science from St. Olaf College in Northfield and a master's degree in public policy from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.


Faculty-led Manufacturing Tours & Demos

Welding: vLAB
Test your handiwork - practice welding on our virtual welding machines!
Learn more - Welding

Fluid Power: C160
See how mere liquid has the power to move the world!
Learn more- Fluid Power

Machine Tool: C140
Get up close and personal with a CNC machine as it creates personalized keychains!
Learn more - Machine Tool


Quality Assurance: C107
Discover how a CMM measures parts to a millionth of an inch!
Learn more - Quality Assurance


Plastics: C150
Observe additive manufacturing in action - watch a plastic injection molding machine create parts!
Learn more - Plastics


Electronics: D170
Get energized learning about careers in electronics!
learn more - Electronics


Engineering CAD: D125
Get creative - make a 3D engineering drawing!
Learn more - Engineering CAD


Automation Robotics: D150
Experience the automated world and see how robotics are already shaping our world!
Learn more - Automation Robotics


11:30 – Noon:

Wrap-up and Q&A

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