1. March 2009 19:00
Starting in January 2010, Moraine Park Technical College will offer a new Metal Fabrication technical diploma at its Fond du Lac campus.
The two-semester program provides individuals with hands-on fabrication skills that are used in today’s industries, and that can lead to Fabricators and Manufacturers Association International (FMA) Precision Sheet Metal certification. Students learn to read technical prints and perform automated cutting, forming and welding to build metal products from start to finish. Critical in today’s manufacturing industry are Lean practices, math and communication skills, which are included in the program.
“The Moraine Park district is in the center of the country’s strongest fabrication centers and our employers have a need for employees who can problem-solve on their feet as they form, cut and weld metal into our future products,” said Marcia Arndt, Moraine Park dean of manufacturing technology. “The new fabrication program is geared to those who want to work with their hands and want to learn the technology involved with these processes. The competitive edge of our region is dependent on a well-trained workforce capable of using technology in creating new products.”
Positions that Metal Fabrication graduates can apply for include fabricator and press brake operator.
For more information about Moraine Park’s Metal Fabrication technical diploma, contact Arndt at 262-335-5725.