Minnesota STEM Partnership

A “Kindergarten to Career” not-for-profit volunteer organization focused on helping students and their families navigate the many Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education opportunities within the Twin Cities and across greater Minnesota. Robotics Competition League & Virtual Workshops Virtual Drone Racing eSports PC Gaming League & Game Nights AI Racing League STE[A]M Speakers & [...]

Minnesota Computers for Schools (MCFS)

Minneapolis & St Paul, Ages 14-adult Minnesota Computers for Schools recycles and repairs donated computers and repurposes them for people in need.  Classes are also offered in the community to provide students with technology skills, certifications, and opportunities to succeed. CORE I.T. Free classes that teach  professional skills development along with basic digital literacy, computer [...]


The Minnesota Technology Association is an advocate for the Minnesota technology workforce and they engage heavily in public policy and advocacy.  They are also committed to helping Minnesota’s technology-driven companies inspire, hire, develop, and retain exceptional talent, while addressing the talent gap in Minnesota technology careers. Sci Tech Internship Program Minnesota Tekne Awards The Minnesota [...]

Leonardo’s Basement

Minneapolis Ages 6-99 A one-of-a-kind creative learning environment for “kids” of all ages, Leonardo's basement is a place for learning through designing projects that incorporate engineering, art, and technology with the goal of helping people develop skills to become lifelong learners.

High Tech Kids

Fun, hands-on science, engineering and technology programs, and events Three age based STEM robotic programs: FIRST ® LEGO® League Explore | Grades K-3 This program is focused on building an interest in science and engineering in children ages 6-9. Teams build a motorized model using LEGO elements and create a poster that shares their research. [...]


Educators and professionals use classroom visits, equipment donations, and professional development opportunities to connect with Minnesota students.

Genesys Works

Twin Cities Grade 12 | Seniors in partner high schools Genesys Works helps underprivileged high school students find internships at major corporations during their senior year in high school doing real work in the corporate world. After an eight-week intensive training program, students work 20 hours per week, leaving school at mid-day and working four [...]

Digital Empowerment Academy

Twin Cities, priority to North Minneapolis students Ages 13-17 The Digital Empowerment Academy is a digital literacy, civic technology initiative that works to enable youth to become savvy creators of digital content. Digital Activist Teen Program  STEAM Jr W.O.K.E- Women Operating in Collective Enterprise

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Minnesota State
IT Center of Excellence

Midway Center
1450 Energy Park Dr
St. Paul, MN 55108

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The ITCOE is part of the Minnesota State College System, and is hosted by Metropolitan State University


What is a Center of Excellence?

A COE is a dedicated team that works close with industry and educators to attract students to, and prepares students for, high demand industries in Minnesota that face workforce shortages currently and in the future.