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“More and more students are excited to stay in the White Bear Lake – Vadnais Heights area after graduation; they are excited about getting their Associates Degrees from our partner schools - Century College, St. Paul College and Dunwoody College of Technology- and they are excited about the opportunity for great, livable-wage careers.” CENTURY COLLEGE Another key collaborator vital to the success of the VHEDC’s workforce goals is Century College. Century College is the first college in the region to install and implement a Digital Fab Lab and incorporate a Massachusetts Institute of Technology initiative across its curriculum in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) areas. Nowadays, companies that digitally manufacture require skilled workers with a focus on higher-level computer design, simulation and automation. To keep up with a changing workforce, Century College implemented a new AAS degree program to specifically address evolving digital-based manufacturing environments. Students enrolled in the Additive and Digital Manufacturing (ADM) program at Century College are already making inroads in manufacturing employment opportunities. Graduates are projected to earn starting salaries between $40,000 - $60,000 per year. Positions include: manufacturing cell technician; automated systems technician; manufacturing project manager; additive manufacturing technician; 3d printing specialist; manufacturing systems technician; IoT (Internet of Everything) technician; cell specialist; manufacturing sales/engineering support; design and prototype engineering technician. Innovize is a local manufacturer providing customers in medical industries within the United States and internationally with components and products in patient, wound, diagnostic and personal care markets since 1958. The Innovize Purpose – “Creating a Culture and Products That Improves People’s Lives”- is a guiding principle in conducting business with their customers as well as the 135+ Associates employed at their three building Vadnais Heights campus. Innovize lives its Purpose throughout the company and the community. 500 Oak Grove Parkway, Vadnais Heights (651) 490-0000 | www.innovize.com An elegant, breathtaking venue with rarely found architectural features. Reserve your date today (651) 204-6000 www.vadnaisheightscommons.com See pg. 48 for Century College Innovize Interns. Located at 655 East County Road F, Vadnais Heights, MN 55127 vhedc.com 39