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Advanced manufacturing in Minnesota contributed $58.7 billion to Minnesota’s economy in 2022. Manufacturing workers earned $24.9 billion in wages in 2022 and made an average of $76,950 which is 10% higher than the state’s overall average private sector wage. Furthermore, Minnesota is expected to have more than 75,000 job openings in manufacturing through 2030.

Given manufacturing’s importance in Minnesota, the Minnesota Dual-Training Pipeline works with manufacturers to determine their workforce needs. One method of continuing this work is to create tools to address those needs as seen below in the competency models for in-demand occupations in the industry that are well-suited to create dual-training opportunities.

Validated pyramids and occupational competency summaries


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