24. February 2014 12:46
Moraine Park Technical College sent four students to the State Capitol last Tuesday, Feb. 18 as a part of a System-wide showcase of service learning and other projects. More than 60 students representing all 16 Wisconsin technical colleges participated in the event.
Moraine Park was represented by Kim Treider, Joseph Clark, Natalie Schmitz and Jessica Parsons. The students presented the service learning projects they worked on last semester to state legislators and other visitors.
The service learning initiative at Moraine Park is designed to pair community service projects with classroom instruction, giving students real-world, hands on experience in their field of study while helping their community. Each of the students representing Moraine Park worked on a service learning project that benefited a local community organization.
“Our students possess not only the technical skills to help employers compete and expand they also consistently demonstrate the leadership skills needed to succeed in the workplace and in the community,” Sheila Ruhland, Moraine Park president, said.
The WTCS Student Showcase is an annual event designed to increase awareness of the many ways Wisconsin’s technical college students give back to their communities as part of their educational experience.
To learn more about the WTCS Student Showcase, visit http://www.witechcolleges.org/.