1. April 2009 19:00
To help individuals through these turbulent economic times, WLUK FOX 11 will broadcast several 30-minute special reports titled Our Economy: Your Future, in partnership with Moraine Park Technical College and several other technical colleges.
These special reports will be broadcast at 9:30 p.m. on Mondays, April 6, 13 and 20, and Monday, May 4. The content is designed to help viewers cope with household budgets, credit card spending, retirement and buying and selling homes. It will also look at retraining dislocated workers. The programs will be hosted by Tom Milbourn and Michelle Melby, with advice from experts in the field of finance as well as contributions from viewers on coping with the recession.
On Thursday, April 23, Moraine Park’s Fond du Lac campus will host a culminating event from 12 to 7 p.m., which is free and open to the public. A one-hour keynote session, “Marketing Strategies for a Successful Job Search,” will be offered at 1 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. and will touch on online targeted job searches, self-assessment, networking as a job strategy, and creative ways to increase your resume experience. Also featured will be three 45-minute breakout sessions, each offered three times throughout the event to accommodate varying schedules. "Return to High School Your Way" focuses on earning your HSED/GED; "Get With the Program" focuses on career offerings at the College and how to get started; and "Financing Your Education" discusses financial aid, scholarship opportunities and other avenues to help finance college. Free child care will be available. For more information, visit www.morainepark.edu/fox11.
“Moraine Park is excited to partner with Fox 11 and the other technical colleges in Northeast Wisconsin on the ‘Our Economy: Your Future’ initiative,” said Moraine Park President Gayle Hytrek. “This is a very timely topic as we know that many people in our communities are experiencing some very difficult times. We are pleased to offer these critical resources to those who are in need of assistance in getting back on their feet.”
For a complete listing of participating colleges as well as replays of the FOX 11 broadcasts, go to www.fox11online.com and click on “Our Economy.”