Moraine Park to hold Adult Information Session Sept. 16

by admin27. August 2008 19:00

Adults and recent high school graduates who are interested in programs and services at Moraine Park Technical College are invited to attend an Adult Information Session at the Beaver Dam, Fond du Lac or West Bend campuses on Tuesday, Sept. 16, between 2:30 and 6 p.m.

 

Stop by and talk with Moraine Park staff about specific programs and services. Assistance will be available for beginning the admissions process and selecting fall classes. 

 

Advance registration isn’t required. More information about the Adult Information Session can be found at www.morainepark.edu under MPTC Presents on the home page, or call 1-800-472-4554, ext. 3201, or e-mail ewierenga@morainepark.edu.

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Moraine Park receives award from Ozaukee Washington Land Trust

by admin25. August 2008 19:00

Moraine Park Technical College was presented with the 2008 Outreach Award from the Ozaukee Washington Land Trust (OWLT), in appreciation of Moraine Park’s partnership in planning the 2008 Go Green event.

 

Members of OWLT’s board of directors presented the award to Moraine Park staff and recently graduated students on Aug. 17 at Riveredge Nature Center in Newburg. The Moraine Park group represented the Business Meeting and Event Planning class from the West Bend campus, which is taught by Cindy Bernhard as part of the Administrative Assistant associate of applied science degree program. During the spring semester, 18 students from Bernhard’s class worked with OWLT staff and volunteers to plan Go Green, which was held at the Mequon Nature Preserve in May. Go Green featured workshops on natural landscaping and rain gardens, a nature scavenger hunt, a keynote speaker, nature walks and tree planting.

 

“Planning this new event was a win-win situation for both OWLT and Moraine Park students,” said Bernhard. “Students had to plan the project from beginning to end, providing them with realistic hands-on experience. This not only built community and business partner relationships but also skills, knowledge and experience they could put on a resume and apply to their future employment. On behalf of myself and the students, we are truly honored and appreciate OWLT for allowing us to be the recipients of this award in addition to the wonderful opportunity and relationships this has given all of us.”

 

For more information about Moraine Park and its programs, visit www.morainepark.edu.

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Moraine Park offers September events; Constitution Day to be observed

by admin17. August 2008 19:00

A concert and a Constitution Day observance are planned for Wednesday, Sept. 17, at Moraine Park Technical College campuses.

 

Fond du Lac campus: Community members are invited to join Moraine Park in observing Constitution Day, Sept. 17. National Treasure: Book of Secrets will be shown at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. in the Cyber Center cafeteria on the Fond du Lac campus. The movie is free. Food will be available during both showings at a cost of $5 per meal for the public. For more information, contact Adam Ninmann, Moraine Park Student Life, at 920-924-3101 or aninmann@morainepark.edu.  

 

West Bend campus: Ryanhood will play their acoustic folk-rock blend on Sept. 17 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the cafeteria. Ryan Green and Cameron Hood have toured theaters with platinum-selling artist Jason Mraz recorded their forthcoming record with Grammy-winning producer Ross Hogarth. They performed in Boston’s world-famous Street Performers Festival and earned a standing ovation at the 2005 National Association for Campus Activities national conference. Food and beverages are available at cost for the public. For more information, contact Bradley Mitchell, Moraine Park Student Life, at 262-335-5743 or bmitchell@morainepark.edu.

 

To learn more about Moraine Park and its programs, visit www.morainepark.edu.

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Real Estate Preparation offered at Moraine Park

by admin13. August 2008 19:00

If you’re interested in a real-estate career Moraine Park Technical College is offering a Real Estate Preparation course beginning Sept. 3.

 

The course covers the fundamentals required for acting as a salesperson in the brokering of real estate. Participants will develop skills in the topical items identified in the current Wisconsin Administrative Code, meeting Wisconsin’s 72-hour educational requirement for those seeking a sales license. 

 

Real Estate Preparation (194-190-003) is offered for 16 weeks on Wednesdays, Sept. 3 through Dec. 17, from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Fond du Lac campus. The cost is $309.70 plus $88.95 for books. Register now by calling 1-800-472-4554. If you have previously taken a Moraine Park course, you can register online at www.morainepark.edu.  

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Moraine Park offers training opportunities in September

by admin12. August 2008 19:00

Moraine Park Technical College offers ongoing credit and noncredit training opportunities for business and industry to help them improve their competitive edge as well as develop and retain a skilled workforce.

 

Several courses are scheduled for September, including:

 

Lean Enterprise Overview: Thursday, Sept. 11, 8 a.m.-12 p.m., Room T-105, West Bend campus. See how implementing Lean can impact your bottom line. Cost is $125, which includes materials and refreshments.

 

Leadership Development – Intermediate Series: Five seminars offered Sept. 16-Nov. 11, 8 a.m.-12 p.m., Room
T-117, West Bend campus.Prerequisite: Leadership Series – Foundational. Cost is $709, which includes materials and refreshments.

 

White Belt Training: Six seminars offered Wednesdays, Sept. 17-Oct. 22, 6-10 p.m., Room T-104, West Bend campus. Introduce basic Six Sigma tools and improvement philosophy to a large percentage of your workforce. Cost is $650, which includes materials and refreshments.

 

North American Technician Excellence (NATE) Training/Review Core and Gas Heating Servicing: Wednesday, Sept. 17, 1:30-5:30 p.m., Room O-103, Fond du Lac campus. The NATE study guide and competencies will be used in this preparatory session. Cost is $249, which includes book, materials and refreshments. Technicians may take the NATE core or gas heating ($125 each) or both ($220) tests on Wednesday, Oct. 8, at the Fond du Lac campus. Register by Sept. 15 to ensure your place and avoid a late fee.

 

Identity Theft Privacy Compliance and Data Security: Tuesday, Sept. 23, 8-10 a.m., Room O-104, Fond du Lac campus. Learn how to protect your company and employees from identity theft and data breaches. Cost is $60, which includes materials and refreshments. 

 

Finance and Accounting for Non-Financial Managers: Friday, Sept. 26, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Room O-103, Fond du Lac campus. Learn the basic concepts of accounting and finance, key financial vocabulary and how to present your ideas to a financial audience. Cost is $199, which includes materials, lunch and refreshments.

 

Registrations should be made at least one week prior to the start of a seminar.

 

For more information about these seminars or to register, or to request a current copy of Moraine Park’s Workforce Solutions course catalog, call 920-924-3449 or e-mail training@morainepark.edu. More courses are featured in the catalog and can be found at www.morainepark.edu; click on Business & Industry then Upcoming Events.

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Moraine Park to conduct security drill at all campuses

by admin12. August 2008 19:00

Moraine Park Technical College will conduct a security drill at all three of its campuses as part of the College’s annual Professional Development Days for faculty and staff. The security drill will simulate a “shooter on campus” activity with College staff working with the local SWAT teams in their respective communities.

 

The Fond du Lac campus will hold its drill on Thursday, Aug. 21, from 1 to 3 p.m. The West Bend campus will conduct its drill on Friday, Aug. 22, from 9 to 11 a.m. and the Beaver Dam campus will also hold its drill on Friday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. The campuses will remain open but services will not be available during the drill.

 

“In light of school-shooting incidents around the country such as the tragedy at Virginia Tech, Moraine Park Technical College is testing an emergency plan to ensure a swift and organized response should this type of situation ever occur at one of our campuses,” said Dr. Gayle Hytrek, Moraine Park president. “The drill is the first of this kind for Moraine Park and the College is looking forward to using this learning opportunity to get prepared. It will also be an opportunity to put our Crisis Response Plan into place and determine what worked, what didn't and where changes need to be made.”

 

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Lunch-hour events return to Moraine Park in late August

by admin10. August 2008 19:00

The lunch-hour concerts, comedy and other entertainment are returning to Moraine Park Technical College with the start of the 2008-09 academic year. The fall semester begins the week of Aug. 25 and features several events that are open to the community.

 

Fond du Lac campus: A Family Welcome Party on Tuesday, Aug. 26, from 5 to 8 p.m. will feature exotic animals, an animal trainer presentation, and photo and petting opportunities with the animals. Kids can have fun on four party inflatables: an obstacle course, gladiator joust, jungle moonwalk and slide. A picnic-style meal will be served. This free event is open to the public and children of all ages.

 

On Wednesday, Aug. 27, the Well Hungarians will perform from11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The group was named the 2006 Country Band of the Year by New Music Weekly Magazine Awards. Performances include original music as well as country, rock and classic cover songs ranging from the Charlie Daniels Band and Rascal Flatts to Bad Company and Lynyrd Skynyrd. The public can purchase lunch for $5 per meal from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Submit your name for a door-prize drawing for an LCD-screen TV.

 

For more information, contact Adam Ninmann, Moraine Park Student Life, at 920-924-3101 or aninmann@morainepark.edu.  

 

West Bend campus: 32 Below will play their country/rock blend on Wednesday, Aug. 27, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the courtyard. The band has played clubs, festivals and small arenas around the Midwest and Southeast and shared the stage with Sawyer Brown, Trick Pony, Montgomery Gentry, Heart, Craig Morgan and the Spin Doctors. Food and beverages are available at cost for the public. For more information, contact Bradley Mitchell, Moraine Park Student Life, at 262-335-5743 or bmitchell@morainepark.edu.

 

Beaver Dam campus: Comedian Michael Palascak will perform on Thursday, Aug. 28, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the commons. Palascak trained at The Second City in Chicago and has performed at clubs and colleges around the country, recently appearing on Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham. The public may purchase lunch for $5 per meal on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, contact Lisa Manuell, Moraine Park Student Life, at 920-887-4462 or lmanuell@morainepark.edu.

 

To learn more about Moraine Park and its programs, visit www.morainepark.edu.

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Moraine Park to hold Adult Information Session Aug. 20

by admin3. August 2008 19:00

Adults and recent high school graduates who are interested in programs and services at Moraine Park Technical College are invited to attend an Adult Information Session at the Beaver Dam, Fond du Lac or West Bend campuses on Wednesday, Aug. 20, between 2:30 and 6 p.m.

 

Stop by and talk with Moraine Park staff about specific programs and services. Assistance will be available for beginning the admissions process and selecting fall classes. 

 

Advance registration isn’t required. More information about the Adult Information Session can be found at www.morainepark.edu under MPTC Presents on the home page, or call 1-800-472-4554, ext. 3201, or e-mail ewierenga@morainepark.edu.

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Nail Technician certificate offered at Moraine Park

by admin28. July 2008 19:00

Techniques Salon and Spa at Moraine Park Technical College’s Fond du Lac campus is offering a Nail Technician certificate that prepares students for the state licensing examination to practice as a manicurist. 

 

The program runs Monday through Thursday for 20 weeks (324 hours total) from Aug. 25, 2008, through February 2009. To help students become adept at the latest in nail enhancement advances, the certificate features a state-of-the-art curriculum that reflects the science and creativity of hand and foot health and beauty. Students will learn how to give manicures and pedicures and apply acrylic, gel and sculptured nails as well as nail art. The coursework also entails law, regulations, business management and ethics to help the new professional nail artist and future businessperson face the ongoing challenges of keeping up with trends, science and products.

 

Students must be accepted into the certificate to be eligible to enroll in the courses. Class size is limited to 16 students, and none will be accepted following the second class session. Fees must be paid before the program starts.

 

For more information about the Nail Technician certificate, call a Moraine Park outreach specialist at 1-800-472-4554 or visit www.morainepark.edu and click on Academics.

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Japanese business etiquette seminar at Moraine Park Aug. 12

by admin28. July 2008 19:00

A Japanese business etiquette seminar will be broadcast from Lakeshore Technical College via interactive video conferencing to Moraine Park Technical College’s Fond du Lac campus on Tuesday, Aug. 12, from 9 a.m. to noon.

 

Designed for anyone who is interested in Japanese business and culture, “From Kampai to Meishi, Chopsticks to Cultural Taboos” is especially useful for professionals who will attend the 40th Annual Joint Meeting of the Midwest U.S.–Japan Association in Milwaukee Sept. 7–9. 

 

The seminar will begin with an introduction to Japanese culture and language, including cultural differences and communication; basic key vocabulary; and gestures, greetings and cultural pitfalls. The business and etiquette portion will cover Japanese-style business management and corporate structure; business relationships and their importance in Japanese society; negotiating effectively, avoiding offense and maximizing time involvement; Japanese business attire; and business card exchange. Other topics include protocols for bowing, dining, seating arrangements and socializing as well as things to avoid.

 

Speakers will include Kenji Higashi, Wisconsin Department of Commerce Business Adviser for Japan; Jennifer Siebert, Lakeland College instructor of Japanese language; and representatives from government and industry who have experience interacting with Japanese businesspeople.

 

The seminar fee is $29. The registration deadline is Aug. 5. To register, call Sandy Justman at 920-923-3449 or
e-mail training@morainepark.edu.

 

Moraine Park Technical College, with campuses in Beaver Dam, Fond du Lac and West Bend, is one of 16 technical colleges throughout the state that make up the Wisconsin Technical College System. Moraine Park offers more than 100 associate of applied science degrees, technical diplomas, apprenticeships and certificates delivered in a variety of formats — classroom, online and blended. Training and technical assistance for businesses are also offered. For more information about Moraine Park, visit www.morainepark.edu.

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