From a young age, Sara Martens found joy working with machinery. After high school, she considered the CNC/Tool and Die Technologies program at Moraine Park in West Bend to make this passion a career.
Wonderful, right? A passion. A plan. Perfect.
Well, it wasn’t quite that easy.
Sometimes the thought of diving into a new career path can seem a bit daunting.
So it’s too bad there isn’t a way you could try out a career and get a feel for the skills needed first, right?
Spoiler alert: There is.
Reading and hearing about new career opportunities is helpful. But what if you actually could try them out as well? Moraine Park Technical College is offering a unique opportunity to do just that with its “Test Drive” workshops for welding and computerized numerical control (CNC).
The next installment in our Boot Camps: The Student View series brings us to the welding boot camp. For the welding boot camp students, classes have been running for about a month, and their internship experiences are just beginning.
Metal Fabrication is all about changes. It’s a transformative act. Taking machines and structures and using them to cut, assemble or bend metal for different purposes.
But what changes in metal fabrication itself have happened over the years?
Have you been to Moraine Park’s Jackson Regional Center? If you have, you will know that it’s the home of Moraine Park’s newest and largest welding lab and located in the Northwest Business Park about ½ mile from Hwy 60 and Hwy 45 interchange in Jackson, WI.
Did you also know that there is a high demand for welders in the manufacturing industry? This is due to the great importance of a welder in the manufacturing process and the number of baby boomers retiring.
Manufacturing boot camps have become a staple at Moraine Park over the last four years and continue to keep going strong. Throughout those four years, we’ve promoted our Manufacturing Skills Academies for their job placement rates and life-changing stories – and we’ll continue to do so. But there’s more to it than that.
Moraine Park manufacturing students attended the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) in Chicago, IL on Sept. 12th. IMTS is America’s largest manufacturing show, featuring more than 2,000 exhibiting companies.