Starting March 23, students entering grades 6-8 in the fall can sign up for summer fun at Moraine Park Technical College’s annual Tech Knowledge College. The program enables middle-school students to explore careers and college through 23 hands-on activities.
This year’s program takes place Aug. 4-6 at the Fond du Lac campus and includes four new activities:
Aprenda Español: Explore the Spanish culture! Make a piñata, learn to speak Spanish and more.
Fix It, Tune It, Ride It!: Are you a future Tour de France rider? Learn to fix flats, fine-tune your own bicycle and build one. On the final day, enjoy a long bike ride through the countryside and the city.
Layout and Design Through Scrapbooking: Creativity is the foundation of many careers, and scrapbooking teaches design, layout and balance. Learn different techniques while scrapbooking your favorite summer photos.
Sign Language: Use your hands and facial expressions to communicate with others as you learn the basics of American Sign Language. Explore views of deafness as a culture or a disability, and whether sign language is the same around the world.
A few of the 19 other activities include:
Comfort Foods with Future Concepts: Discover new ways to prepare timeless classics such as meatloaf, grilled cheese and more.
Computer Lingo: Explore the language of Visual Basic programming as you create a variety of computer games.
Electroniks: Almost everything you touch, see and hear today contains electronics. Experience the fundamentals of electronics while assembling your own electronic kit.
Hair Techniques: Spend time in Moraine Park’s Techniques salon and day spa to learn the latest in up-dos, braiding and styling.
Ready, Set, Build!: Create a blueprint to build a catapult, learn how to safely use power tools to build it, then launch projectiles across the room.
Rescue 911 – Be an EMT: Learn basic EMT skills such as CPR, splinting and bleeding control, and how to handle situations such as choking, burn care and more.
Activities fill up fast, so sign up early for your two favorite career activities. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis, with a deadline of July 3. Cost is $85 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).
For registration information, go to www.morainepark.edu/tkc. For more information contact Katie VandeSlunt,
Moraine Park college outreach specialist, at 920-924-3347 or 1-800-472-4554, ext. 3347, or e-mail her at email@example.com.