A FREE tool to connect education and Central Minnesota manufacturers for career exploration


Teachers, counselors, career development coordinators, career coaches, parents

The K12 Navigator aggregates work-based learning resources that you can integrate into classrooms and/or workforce development programs.

Search by activity to find the opportunities that are right for you and the students or job seekers you are supporting.



  • Classroom Speaker
  • Company Tour
  • Job Shadowing
  • Youth Apprenticeship
  • Student Mentoring
  • Donate Materials
  • Work-based Training
  • Student technical project support


The K12 Navigator can help you reach your long-term goals, including

  • Develop future talent pipeline
  • Reduce hiring and training costs
  • Limit turnover
  • Engage more employees
  • Measure impact
  • Make meaningful investments in your local community
  • Provide support to local schools and education initiatives