A focus of the Minnesota State Transportation Center of Excellence is to enable you to get involved with educators and programs across the state of Minnesota. Educators are excited to partner with industry to provide a talent pipeline. Successful programs continually seek input and collaboration with employers and industry leaders to align educational programs with workforce requirements.


Minnesota State has 68 Transportation programs, at 25 colleges, with 33 locations. These are some great ways to connect with educators to learn more about your potential employees that are currently enrolled in our programs.

  • Guest Speaker
  • Informal Talks
  • Review Resumes
  • Mock Interviews
  • Info Sessions
  • Informational Interviews
  • Career Fairs/Expos
  • Summer Camps
  • Advisory Committees
  • Teacher Externship
  • Job Shadows
  • Speed-Networking Events
  • Career Days
  • Career Workshops
  • Industry Tours
  • Hands-On Training
  • Cooperative Education/Co-Ops
  • Mentorships
  • Internships
  • On-The-Job Training
  • Apprenticeship
  • Scholarships
  • Donations
  • Toolbox Purchase Program
  • Private School Loans
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Student Leadership Organizations

Sponsor and host a virtual industry tour

Sponsoring a virtual tour of your facilities provides flexible and free access to career exploration for students and creates an opportunity to make connections with your local schools. The videos can range from 15-20 minutes long and we can even help you plan your tour if you’d like!

We have created a reflection assignment for educators to implement in their classes that can be applicable to any tour. This assignment is compatible for hybrid or distance learning, appropriate for middle school and beyond, has a potential for a live Q&A with the tour hosts, and comes with an educators guide.

If you have questions and would like to talk more about this please email us at [email protected]. To view the virtual tours we made, please click on the button below!

Volunteer at a NITRO-X SUMMER CAMP

Nitro-X is a Summer Camp hosted by colleges and high schools across Minnesota and Wisconsin where middle schoolers work on remote controlled cars and learn about careers in the transportation industry. We’re always looking for industry help whether it is volunteering at a camp, hosting a tour of your facility, or sponsorship. If you’d like to connect with us on ways you can partner with the camps, please connect with us!


This resource is a guide to help you find a high school program in your area, if you find a program you’d like to get in contact with, we’d be more than happy to make the connection!

Our new campus locations page let’s you filter our colleges by sector and region in Minnesota, it’s never been easier to find a campus to get involved with. If you’d like help making the connection, get in touch!

Work-Based Learning in Transportation
Need more clear picture on what Work-Based Learning is? We have developed a page just for that! Also included are examples by sector and by state.

Need to hire good service technicians? The answer is right down the street – at your local high school or college. Learn more about ASE’s Adopt a School program!