Registration is under way for Moraine Park Technical College’s annual Tech Knowledge College, which gives students entering grades 6-8 an opportunity to explore careers through 24 hands-on activities.
This year’s program takes place Aug. 5-7 at the Fond du Lac campus and includes two new activities:
Inside the World of Tour de France – Trek Bicycles: Take a walk down the Tour de France memory lane with actual Trek engineers. Learn about the bike frame Lance Armstrong rode to victory seven times in a row. Be part of hands-on activities while learning about the processes used to build the winning bikes called Trek Madones.
Rescue 911 – Be an EMT: Experience the hands-on activities of emergency medical technicians, who care for the sick or injured and transport them to medical facilities. Learn basic EMT skills such as CPR, splinting and bleeding control, and how to handle choking, burn care and more.
A few of the 22 other activities which are back by popular demand include:
Ancient Masks Around the World – Metal Sculpting: Using welding and fabrication techniques create a mask out of metal and organic materials. You’ll get ideas by visiting Web sites and making sketches, then it’s off to the welding lab.
Auto Techs – The MPTC Green Team: Work in an actual automobile service training lab where you’ll spend three days as an auto technician, servicing and maintaining an automobile.
Good Eats Bistro: Prepare and enjoy foods from other countries, including main dishes and desserts.
Kidz Care: Using life-size dolls, practice feeding, changing, safe bedtime practices and more. Get creative and make play dough, matching games, a Kidz Care bag and more.
Universal Video Productions: Create a video clip using a variety of tools and techniques, then put it all together – capture raw footage, add transitions, create titles, roll the credits and burn it to a DVD.
Cost is $75 before May 18 ($90 after) and includes two activities (8:45-11:15 a.m. and 12-2:30 p.m.), a T-shirt, and lunch. Busing is available from Moraine Park’s Beaver Dam and West Bend campuses to the Fond du Lac campus daily for students who live outside of the Fond du Lac area (included in the registration fee). Registration deadline is July 3. For registration information, go to www.morainepark.edu/tkc. For more information contact Sally Ruback, Moraine Park recruitment and retention associate, at 920-929-2126 or 1-800-472-4554, ext. 2126, or e-mail her at email@example.com.