student working on a mechatronics projectThere’s a whole new world out there in the advanced manufacturing industry.  The old machine sheds of the past have gone by the wayside and been replaced by newer, cleaner, brightly lit shops housing high-tech equipment.

However you feel you can fit into the new advanced manufacturing world, you’ll know you have a future.  A future that promises income growth, sustainability and satisfaction for a job well done.

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Learn Work Earn: Dual-Training and Apprenticeship Programs
Students,  you can start your career pathway in advanced manufacturing while completing a degree in Mechatronics, Computer Integrated Machining or Welding at South Central College. Enter one of our new Learn Work Earn dual-training and apprenticeship programs and work part-time for an area manufacturer while going to school. Master your technical skills and graduate with minimal debt while earning wages for related on-the-job training. High-wage employment opportunities such as Maintenance Technicians, CNC Machinists and more are now available. 

Employers find that apprenticeship programs are a proven solution for recruiting, training and retaining highly-skilled workers. They are a flexible training strategy that combines technical instruction with on-the-job training and can be customized to meet the needs of any business. By participating, our Partners in South Central College’s Learn Work Earn program strengthen the skills of their current and future workforce.

Contact Kelcey Woods-Nord at (507) 389-7466 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to get more information about the Learn Work Earn program.

South Central College is proud to lead the Minnesota Advanced Manufacturing Partnership.

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