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For Immediate Release

MSC Southeast invited to join Advanced Manufacturing Center of Excellence; offering Camp Trade & Technology for 10, 11, & 12th graders this summer

(Winona, MN) July 3, 2018 -- This spring, the Advanced Manufacturing Center of Excellence invited Minnesota State College Southeast to be its newest member. Based on the campus of Bemidji State University, the Advanced Manufacturing Center of Excellence is a group of Minnesota State higher education institutions that work together to build strong connections with industry.

"As a member of the Advanced Manufacturing Center of Excellence, we will be able to participate in a number of programs that provide education and outreach to middle and high school students, parents, and other key influencers at the schools," says MSC Southeast Interim President Larry Lundblad. "We want to encourage younger students to consider careers in manufacturing."

The first initiative supported by the Advanced Manufacturing Center of Excellence will take place this summer, when MSC Southeast will offer a high school day camp experience in manufacturing:

Camp Trade & Technology

For Incoming High School Students in Grades 10, 11, and 12
Mon-Thurs, August 6 - 9, 2018 - 8 am to 12 noon
Minnesota State College Southeast, Winona campus
1250 Homer Road, Winona, MN
Cost: $25 per student
Registration Online via MSC Southeast

MSC Southeast faculty will provide a great opportunity for young people to sample four different high-demand, high-paying careers in hands-on learning experiences:

  • Welding with Casey Mann
  • CNC Machine Tool with Roger Holland & Paul Paul Sorenson  
  • CAD Drafting with Jim Ziegler 
  • Electronics with Mark Kalis

The cost to participate is only $25, which includes all four days of instruction, a camp t-shirt, light refreshments, and camp materials. Space is limited so early registration is recommended. Registration closes on August 1.

"We look forward to having high school kids on our campus who might be familiar with manufacturing, but have never had the opportunity to see or try the equipment first hand," says Jen Olson, Director of Continuing Education and Customized Training. "Thanks to our partnership with the Advanced Manufacturing Center of Excellence, high school students will now have this opportunity in a fun and safe learning environment."   

For more information, contact Jennifer Olson (, 507-453-2724).


About Minnesota State College Southeast

Minnesota State College Southeast is a two-year technical and community college that prepares students for a lifetime of learning by providing education for employment, skill enhancement, retraining, and transfer, to meet the needs of students and the community. The Winona campus opened in 1949, merging with the Red Wing campus in 1992 and updating its name to Minnesota State College Southeast in 2016 with the change of mission to offer both technical training and the associate of arts degree. Minnesota State College Southeast is a member of Minnesota State. For more information, visit

About the Advanced Center of Manufacturing

Founded in 2005, the Minnesota State Centers of Excellence drive workforce innovation through education and industry collaboration, connecting the colleges and universities of Minnesota State with industry partners across the region. The Centers of Excellence are focused around seven critical workforce sectors: agriculture, energy, engineering, healthcare, information technology, manufacturing, and transportation. 

The Advanced Manufacturing Center of Excellence works closely with industry from across the state to address their workforce training needs. The Center helps students gain access to the latest technologies and work-based learning opportunities and provides education and training for business partners to meet their workforce needs. The Center has been successful in obtaining several large grants from National Science Foundation and the Department of Labor Grants to support its outreach. For more information, visit and .

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