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CMMA links

Wright Technical Center YA Info

CMMA contacts

  • Les Engel, CMMA President, Engel Metallurgical, (320) 253-7968
  • Lance Louis, Louis Industries, Youth Apprenticeship experience, (320) 243-5148

Minnesota DLI - Youth Skills Training links


“Going to college and testing the waters and taking all of these different see what you like, you’re wasting money. Do that in high school. Try to take different courses… Start early trying to find what you like. Don’t go to college and then try to figure out what you like because you’re spending money.”
      – Tammy,  parent

MDE - Youth Apprenticeship links


YST school participants


National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS), provides industry-developed and validated, competency-based standards, credentials, and training frameworks that enable collaboration between educators, manufacturers, policy makers, and community-based organizations in a joint effort to increase the skills of the manufacturing workforce.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), a department of the US Dept of Labor. Their mission is to ensure a safe and healthful work environment by setting and enforcing standards, and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance.

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