Moraine Park is excited to announce its fourth class of students from the Information Technology (IT) Interface grant recently completed the Content Management Certificate program. Those who received their certificate included: Ryan Easterson of Oakfield; Elizabeth Adams, Nathan Adams, Andrea Lee of West Bend; Karin Langsdorf, Becky Scannell of Campbellsport; Adam Skeel, Thomas Schwartz of Fond du Lac; Elizabeth Krill of Brookfield; Derick Kruger of Theresa; Joshua Strey of Waupun; Anne Allmann of Kewaskum; Kathy Koch of Hartford; Courtney Steinhardt of Sheboygan; and Robert Miller of North Fond du Lac. Karin Langsdorf also completed an Android Web Application Development Certificate.
Moraine Park summer 2015 Content Management Certificate graduates. Left to Right: Ryan Easterson of Oakfield, Elizabeth Adams of West Bend, Karin Langsdorf of Campbellsport, Adam Skeel of Fond du Lac, Elizabeth Krill of Brookfield, Thomas Schwartz of Fond du Lac, Derick Kruger of Theresa, Nathan Adams of West Bend, Joshua Strey of Waupun, Anne Allmann of Kewaskum, Kathy Koch of Hartford, Courtney Steinhardt of Sheboygan.
The completion ceremony was a true testimonial of the skills learned by students in the program. The graduates worked on website projects with several area companies, including: Lemke Consulting LLC, Pizzaville, New Automotive Concepts, and Lo Energy Heating and Cooling.
In spring 2016, Moraine Park will offer iOS and Android Web Application Development Certificates, with evening courses at their Fond du Lac and West Bend campuses. In all, Moraine Park expects to enroll 90 students in the IT Careers program over the three-year grant period.
The IT Careers program was implemented as part of a three-year, $995,662, TAACCCT 3 grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor to address emerging needs in the IT sector.
This grant, which awarded a total of $23.1 million to 16 colleges in the Wisconsin Technical College System, is backing the statewide INTERFACE project, which has been established to help develop, improve and expand adult educational training pathways to careers in information technology-related occupations in business, information technology, healthcare, logistics, automation and manufacturing.
In collaboration with workforce development boards, job centers, advisory boards and local employers, the grant has allowed Moraine Park the resources to develop a new IT Careers program that provides specific training to adult learners, veterans and dislocated workers. Four short-term, targeted certificates are offered within this program, including Content Management, Android Web Application Development, iOS Web Application Development and Website Security. Students that complete these short-term certificates will have an opportunity to use those courses to ladder into an associate degree in IT-Web Development and Design Specialist or a technical diploma in IT-Mobile Applications Designer/Developer, both created through the grant.
Information sessions for upcoming IT certificates will be held on Moraine Park’s Fond du Lac campus on Monday, Nov. 16, at 1:30 and 5:30 p.m. and Thursday, Nov. 19, at 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Preregistration for sessions is recommended through morainepark.edu/itcareers.