• Dream It. Do It. for Schools

  • CMMA has partnered with Dream It. Do It. Minnesota to elevate the perception of manufacturing careers and recruit young people to careers in the industry.

    Dream It. Do It. is a national manufacturing careers recruitment strategy developed in 2005 by The Manufacturing Institute. Minnesota is one of approximately 33 states currently participating in the Dream It. Do It. effort, which was created to attract workers to fill the approximately 600,000 open jobs in the U. S. Its focus is to increase awareness of the high paying, high-quality career opportunities available in manufacturing.

    Dream It. Do It. Minnesota introduces the world of advanced manufacturing and provides resources to engage students, parents, educators, and manufacturers. Through this engaging strategy, we provide useful information that inspires and builds a talented pipeline of youth who understand what manufacturing is, as well as the skills and education needed to prepare for a career in manufacturing.

    Our purpose:

    • Inspire young people to prepare for and seek careers in advanced manufacturing
    • Improve the public's image of manufacturing
    • Influence schools, parents, and guidance counselors to embrace manufacturing careers
    • Involve Minnesota manufacturers in a leadership role.