Wright County is home to more than 205 manufacturing firms (11.8% of workers)
There are many opportunities to join these firms with On the Job Training and
no need for a higher education diploma or degree.
Continue to the Employment Section for employment options near you.
COMPANIES HIRING IN WRIGHT COUNTY
Careers that you will find in the ZoomTour are opportunities located in Wright County MN. These opportunities include business that are a part of the Engineering, Manufacturing, Technology Career Cluster.
Pathways in the Engineering, Manufacturing, & Technology
Would you like to get paid to build the things people use everyday?
Architecture and construction workers work on buildings and other structures. This includes highways, bridges, houses, and buildings. You might create the designs or plans for new structures. Or, you might use the plans to build it or manage the workers on the project.
Some architecture and construction workers do skilled trades, like carpentry, painting, or plumbing. For example, you might do all of the electrical work for a renovated office space. Or, you might work as a landscaper and take care of flowers and trees on large properties.
More Information – Architecture and Construction | Minnesota State CAREERwise (minnstate.edu)
Are you good working with your hands? Can you figure out how a machine works?
Manufacturing workers work with products and equipment. You might design a new product, decide how the product will be made, or make the product. You might work on cars, computers, appliances, airplanes, or electronic devices.
Other manufacturing workers install or repair products. For example, you might install refrigerators or washers, repair plumping in commercial buildings, or diagnose engine problems in cars and trucks.
More Information – Manufacturing | CAREERwise Education (minnstate.edu)
Are you detail-oriented? Do you want to know how things work, or enjoy solving problems?
Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics workers do scientific research in laboratories or the field. Others plan or design products and systems. Or, you might support scientists, mathematicians, or engineers as they do their work.
For example, you might oversee the construction of roads, develop systems to prevent diseases, or help engineers do research and read blueprints.
Have you always been fascinated by vehicles? Do you like to drive them or fix them?
Transportation, distribution, and logistics workers move people and products by road, air, rail, and water. You might work as a driver, pilot, engineer, or captain.
You might repair or maintain the vehicles, trains, planes, and ships that move people and products. Or, you might work behind the scenes to make sure the products and people get to the right place on time.
Wright Tech Center
Wright Tech Center offers courses that will earn you CTE credits.
Students who enroll in the Construction Technology program will become members of the construction crew, which builds a house from layout and framing, to final trim work. You will assist in the construction of various school and community projects based on current industry standards and practices. You will also develop skills using carpentry hand tools, stationary and portable tools used in the construction industry.
The Automotive Technology program offers students an opportunity to train in a state of the art, industry equipped automotive shop. Time will be divided between classroom instruction and hands-on training in the shop using professional tools and equipment. All classroom and shop instruction is provided by industry certified ASE technicians.
In the Welding Technology program, you will be introduced to world of welding. This hands-on course will focus on the various welding processes used in today’s industries. You will learn to weld mild steel, carbon steels, stainless steels, alloy steels and non-ferrous metals Good safety practices are stressed in lab situations as required in the welding industry. You will also learn welding terminology that is essential in any welding career. You will develop and learn the importance of working together, thus promoting teamwork in the welding workplace. You will participate in career exploration and investigation activities and develop a better understanding of all aspects of the welding industry. You will have the opportunity to demonstrate your welding skills by completing individual projects. Students will use state of the art equipment to work towards completing an American Welding Society (AWS) certification.
For more information on Annadale School’s go to Annandale Public Schools / Homepage (isd876.org)
For more information on Buffalo – Hanover – Montrose School District go to The Place to Dream, Believe and Achieve | Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose Schools (bhmschools.org)
For more information about Dassel – Cokato School’s go to Dassel-Cokato Schools / District Home (isd466.org)
For more information about Delano School’s go to Delano Public Schools District
For more information about Howard Lake – Waverly – Winsted School’s go to Howard Lake Waverly Winsted Public Schools (MN) (hlww.k12.mn.us)
For more information about Maple Lake School’s go to Maple Lake Public Schools / Homepage
For more infromation about Monitcello School’s go to Monticello School District / Homepage
For more information about Rockford School’s go to Home – Rockford Area School District 883
For more information about St. Michael/ Albertville School’s go to St. Michael-Albertville Schools / Homepage (stma.k12.mn.us)
Education & Training
A Minnesota community and technical college, Ridgewater offers more than 100 educational programs in transfer and technical education. In fact, some of our programs are unique in not only Minnesota, but also the nation.
With campuses in Willmar, Hutchinson, and online , Ridgewater serves more than 5,500 students. For 2020 and 2021, Ridgewater has been ranked as Minnesota’s #1 Community College based on value, strong academics, student life, facilities, diversity, student experiences, location, and safety! (Source: www.niche.com)
St. Cloud Technical & Community College is located in the heart of Central Minnesota. Founded in 1948, SCTCC offers programs of study that lead directly to employment opportunities in the region as well as transfer options to four-year universities and colleges to pursue a bachelor’s degree.
Nearly 5,600 students are enrolled in credit-based classes annually. More than 70% of the student population comes from the surrounding six counties, with the remaining students hailing from around the globe. More than 96% of the College’s graduates find employment in their fields of study or successfully transferred to another college or university to continue their education.
At the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, we seek new knowledge that can change how we all work and live. We prepare students to meet the great challenges facing our state, our nation, and our world. And we apply our expertise as students, faculty, and staff to engage with communities across Minnesota.
Other Employment Search Resources
MinnesotaWorks.net is an internet-based self-service system where employers and job seekers can find each other. Registration is encouraged because it allows full access to all the features of the system. This site is supported by Employer tax dollars and there is no additional fee to use this service.
Job seekers can post up to five resumes to be searched by employers. They can also search for job openings and be contacted by e-mail when new job postings meeting their search criteria are found by the system.
Employers can post job openings. They can also search for job candidates, recruit job seekers online, and elect to receive emails when new resumes are found that match their requirements.
MinnesotaWorks.net is a service provided by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). DEED is responsible for administering various state and federal programs that provide workforce development services. For more information about DEED, please visit http://mn.gov/deed.