The Big Ideas Mobile Learning Lab brings our hands-on experience directly to you, complete with immersive, industry-level simulators and personalized instruction from our team of skilled trades professionals.

We take care of all the logistics from start to finish. From providing the Lab at the right place and time to tailoring the entire experience to your unique group of learners. We are ready to bring the Lab to any organization throughout the Upper Midwest. We are shedding new light on the world of skilled trades and pulling back the curtain on a world of opportunity for countless young minds. Sound like fun? Book the Lab today to see for yourself!

Skilled Trades Experiences

The Mobile Learning Lab is loaded with high-end skilled trades simulators designed to help learners uncover new opportunities and natural abilities they’ve never tapped into before. The technology in the Lab helps make the experience fun and engaging, while our dedicated staff goes the extra mile to provide individualized mentorship and advice.

Heavy Equipment

Our state-of-the-art heavy equipment simulator developed by Caterpillar puts learners directly in the operator’s seat of a high-end excavator.

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Our augmented-reality welding simulator helps learners see firsthand the physical mechanics and precision that go into the job, complete with a scoring system and through-the-helmet feedback.

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Our virtual-reality painting simulator exposes learners to the art of industrial painting and coatings. Are you ready to see if you can lay down a flawless coat?

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Our 3D-projection carpentry table is the only one publicly in the country, designed to help learners test their skills on the table saw, band saw, jointer, and router.

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Get a virtual glimpse inside the Mobile Learning Lab to see what you can expect.


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Places We’ve Been

The Lab has been all over Minnesota and the Upper Midwest – and the list just keeps on growing. Here are a few of the places we’ve been so far.

  • Ortonville
  • Pipestone
  • Hawley
  • Tyler
  • Lake Parks Detroit Lakes
  • Marshall
  • Montevideo
  • Worthington
  • Granite Falls
  • Okabena
  • Windom
  • Sleepy Eye
  • Willmar
  • Jackson
  • New Ulm
  • Lake Crystal
  • Granada
  • Blue Earth
  • Janesville
  • Waseca
  • Owatonna
  • Saint Charles
  • Bloomington
  • Chanhassen
  • Fridley
  • St. Paul
  • Alexandria
  • Brainerd
  • Grand Rapids
  • Hinckley
  • Bemidji
  • And more
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