Last year, Moraine Park Technical College served almost 7500 students in Community Education. Of those, 36.65% were age 62 or older. We help older adults learn new skills by providing classes in subject matters from yoga to computer basics.
Reasons to come to Test Drive:
- I don’t know anything about being a CNC machinist.
- I am a trained welder.
- I’ve welded some pieces together before, but I don’t have formal training.
- I don’t think I have a interest in manufacturing careers.
- I’ve never worked in manufacturing and want to get a taste for it.
- I don’t know what I want to do next.
- I have no plans on Tuesday, and I would just like to make something in the workshops.
- I want to meet the employers that are part of the boot camps.
- I think the boot camps might be for me.
Reasons not to come to Test Drive:
Skills Gap in Manufacturing
Manufacturing companies have realized there is a significant gap between the talent they need to continue to grow their business, and the talent they can actually find. Here in Fond du Lac, Mercury Marine has run into this problem, and is working with Moraine Park Technical College to address these issues. The company has lost a lot of “tribal knowledge” due to retirements and they realized the need to improve the skills of their current employees.
Manufacturing skills are in high demand and the manufacturing industry continues to expand, Moraine Park Technical College Economic and Workforce Development is giving students the opportunity to gain those skills by offering short-term training boot camps. We often boast about the success of students who leave this short-term training opportunity and go on to succeed, not just in steady jobs, but in careers. We want you to be successful long after you leave, and part of that success comes from finding the right fit in an internship.
What’s the value of an internship?
It’s a chance to show employers your skills, while making sure that they’re a fit for you too. It’s an extended job interview – a chance to shine off paper. It’s an opportunity that could lead to a new future.
But maybe it’s better if you heard it right from the source. Meet our spring 2016 boot campers:
Join us May 10th for MPTC student culinary creations and FiSH!
In honor of National Small Business Week, Moraine Park is sponsoring the Imagination Network meeting and celebrating with a social event to include a tasting of creations prepared by the students in Moraine Park’s Culinary Arts program. Try a sampling of meat, fish or poultry from potential, future small business owners from 5:00-6:00 p.m. Learn how you too can create a culinary creation in one of our community education classes.
Then enjoy a fun presentation from Kim Braatz, Careers Instructor at MPTC, about FiSH! Philosophy of customer service. Learn how to become truly connected to your work, your customers, and others by applying the four principles of Play, Make their Day, Be There, and Choose Your Attitude. This is a special opportunity to experience the FiSH! Philosophy.
For some these two words have a military connotation.
But that’s not who we are.
A google image search will reveal fitness classes with people running, doing pushups, and generally sweating their way to good health.
Moving in the right direction, but with a different kind of fitness.
Part of the Merriam-Webster definition is: “a program or situation that helps people become much better at doing something in a short period of time.”
Spot on. But there’s still more.
What if, when you saw the words Boot Camp, you thought…
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