Career paths in manufacturing

Anoka-Ramsey Community College and LifeScience Alley have gathered a panel of industry, education and government experts to discuss and explore the manufacturing industry, jobs and the education necessary to fill the jobs of the future.

The public is invited to the program, titled Minnesota Manufacturing and 21st Century Career Paths, which will take place Wednesday April 17, 6 to 8 p.m., at the Coon Rapids Campus Legacy Room.

Manufacturing managers, human resource officers and parents and their children in grades 6-12, who are interested in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields, are encouraged to attend.

Registration, food and networking are from 6 to 6:30, followed by the panel discussion from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

The panel will discuss:

• Manufacturing myths and insights into manufacturing in the 21st century.

• How manufacturing is key to Minnesota’s economy, providing one in seven jobs.

• The opportunities for many careers in all types of manufacturing from aerospace to medical device.

• How Minnesota is utilizing STEM education and industry collaboration to develop a stronger workforce.

“What makes this event interesting and important for us is that we will be hosting parents and students in addition to industry people,” said Michael Wall, director of stewardship at Anoka-Ramsey and co-host of the event.

“Helping families to support their children’s education, find partnerships with schools and colleges and prepare for jobs they can both enjoy and succeed in is a great opportunity.”

Reservations are not required, but space is limited.

Contact Wall for more details or to reserve a place at the event at [email protected] or 763-433-1597.