Waseca’s large
innovation-focused workforce
is well-educated

Waseca, Minnesota may not be a big city, but we offer companies like yours rich resources like a labor shed of 290,680 workers within an hour’s drive. Our area’s deep roots in agriculture and manufacturing have created a workforce with a solid work ethic and innate employer loyalty.

Local employers count on the area’s innovative K-12 and postsecondary education providers to keep the workforce pipeline strong and ready. Businesses and local students benefit from access to programs in highly desirable skill areas such as CNC programming and operations, welding, industrial maintenance and electrical (controls), robotics and automation, diesel mechanics, HVAC and HVAC/R, mechatronics, certified manufacturing technician, supply chain automation, OSHA training, electrical, food science, construction, and others.

Waseca is currently working with regional and education officials to develop a federally funded, locally based Manufacturing Resource Center (MRC). This will support local manufacturers as a nexus of business innovation and entrepreneurial assistance to help them become more efficient and competitive. Employers will gain access to college-level technology and engineering training focused on hands-on opportunities, cutting-edge research, and partnerships for success.