Transition and change are a part of college life, for sure. The transition to college can involve changes to your life flow, your work schedule, your family’s life, your finances, and much more. Navigating the campus resources can be tough, but you don’t have to do it alone!
Moraine Park’s Fire Program instructors and adjunct instructors were recently trained on the Bullex fire car prop that the college was able to purchase through a Statewide Leadership Grant. One of the requirements of the grant was that the item needed to be a mobile training lab. This Bullex prop came with a trailer, so our instructors will be able to take it around to the various fire departments in the Moraine Park district.
We serve a total of 58 fire departments within our district.
The prop is fueled by propane and produces 1 million BTU’s of heat. How hot is that?
As Advisors, we get questions all the time from students who are registered but don’t know what to do next. And I can’t tell you how many phone calls we get that start off with, “I have a really stupid question…” They aren’t stupid questions, they’re the same questions everyone asks and the reason that we’re here. But for those of you afraid to ask, here is a list of things we want you to know/do before you start classes in August that will ease your minds:
Moraine Park just hosted it’s first-ever cosmetology fashion show, showing off a broad range of styles and looks (not to mention a lot of talented work from our students)!
“The student fashion show was fun for all! I was so proud watching our students work so hard all afternoon on their models. The energy and excitement in the salon was terrific! It was great seeing the students create a total look without much input from faculty,” said Eileen Bouchard, one of our cosmetology instructors.
Learning about tomorrow’s careers was the focus of our annual Toolin’It manufacturing summer camp held in June at Moraine Park Technical College’s West Bend and Jackson campuses. While sparks flew on Wednesday when the 13-16 year old’s took part in welding eagles, they fortunately didn’t fly when
For new students, transfer students and returning students with financial need, there are opportunities to work on campus within the Federal Work Study program. The Federal Work Study program is a Federal Student Aid program intended to provide jobs for eligible students who need financial assistance to attend college. This opportunity can help you to gain the necessary experience for a future career. For example, have you ever wanted to work in an office setting but only have experience working in fast food or factories?
What do you get when you combine Hawaiian shirt day and a pogo stick? Engagement! Well, I don’t know if you would get that every time you combined those two items, but this Spring that combination demonstrated staff engagement. Dr. Stan Cram, our VP of Student Affairs, was sporting a Hawaiian shirt to support our Foundation and student scholarships. The pogo stick was just for fun!
Speaking of engagement, as Moraine Park’s Director of Talent Management, let me offer an update on the employee engagement and talent management activities at MPTC.
Ready to tap into your full potential? Julie Wolf has advice: “Make a plan and go for it. The education you gain at college is something that no one can ever take away from you. Instead, it can help open up doors for you in the future. A lot of jobs are looking for an Associate’s degree or Bachelor’s degree, so it would be important to have that when looking for jobs.”
It’s that time of year again! With registration now open for the 2016 fall semester, many current and prospective students are diving into our course and program offerings and signing-up for classes.
With that in mind, we thought it would be fun to take a look back at a couple of our favorite Moraine Park catalogs from yesteryear.
In April, we had several students compete at the State level Skills USA Competition. During the State Skills Competition, Devin Kissinger competed in the Industrial Motor Control Competition and placed 1st while Norberto Almaraz competed in the Residential Wiring Competition and placed 2nd. Both were offered spots to compete at the National Skills USA Competition to be held at the end of June in Louisville, Kentucky.
- Boot Camps
- Clubs & Organizations
- Community Engagement
- Counseling and Advice
- Criminal Justice
- Culinary & Foods
- Employee Engagement
- Fair Trade
- Financial Aid
- GED / HSED
- Graphics and Design
- Health & Wellness
- Hired Before Graduation
- Human Resources
- International Education
- IT & Web
- Moraine Park Foundation
- Non-Traditional Occupations
- Student Life
- Student Services
- See photos of the cool things these kids did during our Toolin' It manufacturing camp! https://t.co/sv0yjPCgHM https://t.co/hxCfpbaO1w
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- I’ve been offered federal work study…! What’s that? https://t.co/F2kYPQtF3D https://t.co/qT3s0YnZAg
- EMPLOYEE INSIGHT: Hawaiian shirt, meet pogo stick https://t.co/dQdTUKk3Gp #MPTCEngage https://t.co/J4sIA6Loqz
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