The STREAM Academy is focused primarily in the areas of Science, Technology, Renewables, Engineering, Art, Agriculture, Mathematics and Manufacturing.
- Renewable Energy
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If you’re interested in learning more about wastewater treatment and career opportunities, visit the Minnesota Wastewater Operators Association’s website.
For more information about 2-year programs in this field:
- Vermillion Community College – Water Quality Science or Water Operations program
- St. Cloud Technical College – Water Environment Technologies
Potential Career Opportunities
Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators
Annual Salary: $31,532-$64,355
MN Job Openings thru 2026: 1,471
Operate computer-controlled machines or robots to perform one or more machine functions on metal or plastic work pieces.
Annual Salary: $34,777-$69,867
MN Job Openings thru 2026: 5,354
Set up and operate a variety of machine tools to produce precision parts and instruments. May include fabricating and modifying parts to make or repair machine tools or maintain industrial machines, applying knowledge of mechanics, mathematics, metal properties, layout, and machining procedures.
Annual Salary: $34,153-$63,544
MN Job Openings thru 2026: 3,295
Use hand-welding, flame-cutting, hand soldering, or brazing equipment to weld or join metal components or to fill holes, indentations, or seams of fabricated metal products.
Electrical Power-Line Installer/Repair
Annual Salary: $51,209-$104,332
MN Job Openings thru 2026: 919
Install or repair cables or wires used in electrical power or distribution systems. May erect poles and light or heavy duty transmission towers.
Annual Salary: $35,048-$80,121
MN Job Openings thru 2026: 8,852
Construct, erect, install, or repair structures and fixtures made of wood and other materials including, concrete forms; building frameworks, including partitions, joists, studding, and rafters; constructing wood stairways, window and door frames, and hardwood floors. May also install cabinets, siding, drywall, and batt or roll insulation.
Annual Salary: $30,201-$79,497
MN Job Openings thru 2026: 7,771
Perform tasks involving physical labor at construction sites. May operate hand and power tools such as: air hammers, earth tampers, cement mixers, small mechanical hoists, and surveying and measuring equipment.
Industrial Machinery Mechanic
Annual Salary: $41,163-$80,641
MN Job Openings thru 2026: 3,127
Repair, install, adjust or maintain industrial production and processing machinery or refinery and pipeline distribution systems.
Automotive Service Technician/Mechanic
Annual Salary: $27,684-$67,142
MN Job Openings thru 2026: 4,894
Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul automotive vehicles.
Heating and Air Conditioning Mechanics and Installers
Annual Salary: $33,404-$90,584
MN Job Openings thru 2026: 1,261
Install or repair heating, central air conditioning, or refrigeration systems, including oil burners, hot-air furnaces, and heating stoves.
Diesel Engine Specialist
Annual Salary: $35,172-$75,275
MN Job Openings thru 2026: 2,640
Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul buses and trucks, or maintain and repair any type of diesel engines. Works primarily with automobile or marine diesel engines.
Annual Salary: $38,355-$100,796
MN Job Openings thru 2026: 4,719
Install, maintain, and repair electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures. Ensure that work is in accordance with relevant codes. May install or service streetlights, intercom systems, or electrical control systems.
Plumber, Pipefitter, Steamfitter
Annual Salary: $41,038-$106,766
MN Job Openings thru 2026: 4,948
Assemble, install, alter, and repair pipelines or pipe systems that carry water, steam, air, or other liquids or gases. May install heating and cooling equipment and mechanical controls systems.