In Minnesota, only 2 percent of high school students express an interest in manufacturing careers while Minnesota manufacturing businesses post 27,000 manufacturing job openings every four months. This presentation showed how the nationally organized Dream It. Do It. recruitment strategy is being utilized in Minnesota by 360, a manufacturing-based center of excellence. Strategies and resources will be described and shared to help others consider how they present manufacturing as a career of choice. Best practices from across the national Dream It. Do It. network were also shared.
Presented by Jaimee Meyer, Dream It. Do It. MN Executive Director and Jessica Gehrke, 360 Communications Specialist at the 2015 HI-TEC Conference in Portland, OR