The Alliance for Automotive Service Providers
The Alliance exists for one reason – to support independent auto service and collision repair shops.


American Boat & Yacht Council
The role of the American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) is to be the essential source of technical information for the international marine industry.


Association for Career and Technical Education
ACTE strives to empower educators to deliver high quality CTE programs that ensure all students are positioned for career success and to provide educational leadership in developing a competitive workforce.


Associated Equipment Distributors
The AED Foundation accredits postsecondary equipment technology programs and recognizes high school diesel technology programs, ensuring a sustainable pipeline of qualified technicians.


Alternative Learning Center
Alternative education is designed for students who are at-risk in the traditional education environment.


Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
AOPA fights to protect the freedom to fly while keeping general aviation safe, fun, and affordable.


National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence
ASE is an independent non-profit organization has worked to improve the quality of vehicle repair and service by testing and certifying automotive professionals.


American Trucking Association
ATA is the voice of the industry America depends on most to move our nation’s freight. We are an 86-year old federation with state trucking association affiliates in all 50 states.


Center for Advanced Automotive Technology
Working with educators, industry and government to drive the skills needed for the next generation of automotive technicians, engineering technologists and designers


Minnesota State Centers of Excellence
The centers, each serving a major industry that faces serious workforce challenges, collaborate with industry and educators to attract and prepare students for success in high-demand careers.


Collision Repair Education Foundation 
CREF supports collision repair educational programs, schools, and students to create qualified, entry-level employees and connect them with an array of career opportunities.


Career and Technical Education
Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs are a sequence of courses that integrates core academic knowledge with technical and occupational knowledge and skills to provide students a pathway to postsecondary education and careers.


Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development
The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development is the state’s principle economic development agency. DEED’s mission is to enhance the economic success of individuals, businesses and communities by improving opportunities for prosperity and independence


Equipment & Engine Training Council
The Equipment & Engine Training Council is a non-profit association whose goal is to address the shortage of qualified technicians in the outdoor power equipment industry.


Federal Aviation Administration
The FAA’s mission is to provide the safest, most efficient aerospace system in the world.


Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
Ensuring safety in motor carrier operations through strong enforcement of safety regulations; targeting high-risk carriers and commercial motor vehicle drivers; improving safety information systems and commercial motor vehicle technologies; strengthening commercial motor vehicle equipment and operating standards; and increasing safety awareness.


Higher Learning Commission
One of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States. The HLC accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the North Central region.


Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair
An international not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing the information, knowledge and skills required to perform complete, safe and quality repairs.


Minnesota Association of Agricultural Educators
The Minnesota Association of Agricultural Educators is an organization of teachers of agriculture at the high school, post-secondary, and adult levels who seek to advance agricultural education in Minnesota.


Minnesota Automobile Dealers Association
Minnesota Automobile Dealers Association is the only advocate for franchised new car and truck dealers in Minnesota providing advocacy, specialized expertise, training and communications. 


Minnesota Department of Education
The Minnesota Department of Education develops, builds and maintains collaborative relationships with schools, districts and other stakeholders through a wide variety of advisory boards, councils and committees.

Minn. State

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System
A state system of 30 colleges, 7 universities, and 54 campuses to meet Minnesota’s workforce and community needs, and deliver to students, employers, communities and taxpayers the highest value/most affordable higher education option.


Minnesota Job Skills Partnership
The Minnesota Job Skills Partnership (MJSP) is committed to extending the state’s educational and training resources so that Minnesota employers have a well-trained and skilled workforce.


Minnesota Department of Management and Budget
MMB is a state cabinet level agency responsible for coordinating the state finances, accounting and budgeting processes.


Minnesota Careers in Automotive Repair and Service
MNCARS goal is to ensure a future workforce for Minnesota’s automotive service industry by raising awareness and recruiting people into technical college automotive education programs (collision and mechanical) and industry careers.


Minnesota Department of Transportation
Plan, build, operate and maintain a safe, accessible, efficient and reliable multimodal transportation system that connects people to destinations and markets throughout the state, regionally and around the world.


Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System
Formerly known as MNSCU, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System is comprised of 30 colleges, 7 universities, and 54 campuses.


Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) monitors environmental quality, offers technical and financial assistance, and enforces environmental regulations. The agency finds and cleans up spills or leaks that can affect our health and environment. Staff develop statewide policy, and support environmental education.


Minnesota Trucking Association
The MTA is a non-profit trade association started by Minnesota carriers to represent and meet the needs of the Minnesota trucking industry.


Minnesota Technology and Engineering Educators Association
Better teachers for better kids; providing Technology & Engineering educators with professional development, quality resources & best practices.


Midwest Teachers of Transportation and Industrial Areas
To provide professional development for teachers through the enhancement of technical skills and knowledge to better improve student achievement.


National Association of Agricultural Educators
A federation of state agricultural educators associations with more than 9,000 members. Our members are involved in school-based agricultural education at any level, from middle school through postsecondary, and state and national agricultural education leadership.


National Association of Publicly Funded Truck Driving Schools
NAPFTDS is committed to providing training programs that earn and maintain public confidence, adhering to sound and ethical business practices. 


National Center for Autonomous Technologies
Lead the education of the nation’s Autonomous Technologies workforce through a concerted effort which will focus on expanding educational resources to address current workforce demands, develop career pathways, and broadly engage stakeholders from education, industry, government, and related ATE centers and projects. 


National Science Foundation
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 “to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense…”


National Transportation Safety Board
An independent Federal agency charged by Congress with investigating every civil aviation accident in the United States and significant accidents in other modes of transportation – railroad, highway, marine and pipeline.


Online Learning Resource Center
The OLRC is a consolidated source of instructional materials to help secondary and post-secondary educators adapt to the need for ongoing remote or blended instruction.


Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
STEM education provides intentionally designed and linked learning experiences for students to develop and apply understandings of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics concepts and processes.


Minnesota State Transportation Center of Excellence
One of the eight Centers of Excellence that is focused on developing a highly-skilled workforce to meet the current and future needs for high-demand, high-paying, high-growth, high-tech careers in Minnesota’s transportation industries.


Train-The-Trainer Workshops
These workshops focus on helping teachers gain comfort and knowledge in the trades and STEM related subjects through hands-on experiences and professional relationship building.


Work-Based Learning
WBL is formalized learning with instruction occurring at the school and at a community-based setting with an employer in the geographical region of the school.


Workforce Development Scholarships
The Minnesota Legislature has provided funding for hundreds of $2,500 scholarships at the 30 community and technical colleges of Minnesota State in high-demand fields.