Is M-Powered Right for Me

"I had no previous experience in manufacturing so the training really allowed me to present myself to prospective employers as a capable and prepared individual."
Jen V., M-powered graduate

Chances are you’ve never thought about manufacturing as a career. Maybe you’ve even heard that the manufacturing industry is disappearing, with all of the jobs being sent to China and other foreign countries.

In fact, manufacturing is growing faster than the economy as a whole. More than 14 million Americans now work in manufacturing. The average wage for workers is around $50,000 a year.

Today, most manufacturers will tell you that their main concern is finding enough skilled workers. They need a strong workforce to fill the jobs


Have you thought about pursuing or developing a career in Manufacturing?

Does this describe you?

  • You have an interest in Manufacturing
  • You need to update your current skills to move forward in your manufacturing career
  • You want to be a part of a growing industry in Minnesota
  • You want a career with growth and advancement opportunities

If this describes you, you may be ready for M-Powered.

Today a career in manufacturing has many possibilities. M-Powered offers a career pathway to prepare workers for a career in manufacturing as Computer Controlled Micro-Machining (CNC) Operators and Precision Metal Stamping Technicians.

  • CNC (Computer Numerical Control) Mill or Lathe Technician
  • PMS (Precision Metal Stamping) Technician


M-Powered is designed to provide a career pathway with industry credentials built into the curriculum. Courses are designed to give you the essential skills you will need for a career in manufacturing. Along the way, you will be able to earn industry standard credentialing, too.


Our program is designed to help you meet and overcome your challenges. Our partner, HIRED, has "Career Navigators" to work with you to identify and reduce your employment & educational challenges.

M-Powered has assisted students in these areas:

  • Childcare
  • Bus fare
  • Temporary employment
  • other

We know that finding employment in your new manufacturing field can be challenging, and you'll want to succeed. Through our partnership with HIRED, "Career Navigators" will also work with you to create career development plans and to keep your employment goals on track.

  • Resume Assistance & Review
  • Job Interview Skills
  • Career Planning

Manufacturing today is a lot different than in the past. Men and women work in professional and clean manufacturing environments with high tech equipment and high paying jobs. Meet some of our past graduates, and hear what they have to say about a career in manufacturing.