Working to Fill the Manufacturing Skills Gap

manufacturing skills gapNTI School of Technology-Globe University has learned about the skills gap in the manufacturing industry and is working to help fill that gap by hosting a Manufacturing Employer Summit on Tuesday, February 12 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. This summit is a great way for industry professionals to come together to brainstorm what this industry needs to fill this gap.

According to the 2011 Minnesota Skills Gap Survey, “Community and technical schools provided the most effective education and training, according to 61 percent of respondents, particularly for training students in skills for business needs.”

Globe University is aware of the shortage of skilled workers for manufacturers in the U.S. Therefore, in response to that need, NTI School of Technology-Globe University has created new developments to help train people to work at manufacturing companies in the Twin Cities.  Therefore, this summit is to provide feedback from employers about the curriculum and/or the need for this type of training.

Summit Agenda:

  • 5:00 p.m. Networking/Tour option
  • 5:30 p.m. Panel Discussion

» Curriculum Proposal

» Machine Tool Operations

» Certificate > MET Bachelor’s: Manufacturing

  • 6:30 p.m. Wrap-up

Location:  8147 Globe Drive, Woodbury, MN 55125

Light appetizers and wine will be served. This event is free.

Please RSVP by Wednesday, February 6 to or at 651-714-7305.

“Manufacturing remains one of the key sources of economic growth,” according to the 2011 Minnesota Skills Gap Survey. “In an environment of rapidly changing technology and operations, a skilled workforce is critical to the state’s future economic growth.”

We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, February 12.