February is national Career and Technical Education (CTE) month, and Moraine Park Technical College, along with the entire Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS), will be celebrating.
“Career and Technical Education month is a great time for Moraine Park and the WTCS to express the value of technical education to our future workforce and community,” said Bonnie Baerwald, Moraine Park’s interim president.
Moraine Park will feature many events that focus on the importance of technical education throughout the month. The College is hosting a Moraine Park Association for Career and Technical Education (MPACTE) awards ceremony and Veterans Display Installation Ceremony, while the Moraine Park Foundation will hold a banquet for business partners of its Forming Alliances to Cultivate Talent (FACT) initiative.
In addition, Moraine Park invites the general public to join in celebration of CTE month at the following events:
•Prospective students can learn more information about programs, admissions requirements, financial aid and scholarships available at Discover Moraine Park from 4:30-6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 10, at the West Bend campus, Wednesday, Feb. 11, at the Fond du Lac campus and Thursday, Feb. 12, at the Beaver Dam campus.
•FBI undercover agent, Joaquin "Jack" Garcia, will be speaking at the Fond du Lac Campus on Tuesday, Feb. 10, at 11:30 a.m.
•Current MPTC students and alumni are encouraged to learn how easy it can be to transfer credits to a four-year college or university at the Transfer Fair. The event will be held from 11 a.m.–1 p.m. at the West Bend campus on Tuesday, Feb. 24, the Beaver Dam campus on Wednesday, Feb. 25, and the Fond du Lac campus on Thursday, Feb. 26.
•Moraine Park students will be sharing their service-learning experiences and projects at the State Capitol in Madison on Tuesday, Feb. 17, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., as part of the WTCS student showcase event: A Celebration of Student Engagement. The event highlights the many ways students give back to their communities as part of their educational experience.
•Learn more about the IT programs Moraine Park and Waukesha County technical colleges offer at the Why IT? event held Feb. 25 from 4-7 p.m. on Moraine Park’s West Bend campus. National IT guru Matthew Moran will be the featured speaker, and there will also be workshops and opportunities to talk with area IT employers.
For more events, visit morainepark.edu/calendar. For details on statewide CTE month activities, visit wistechcolleges.org.