Registration begins April 1 for Tech Knowledge College

by admin16. March 2010 19:00

Moraine Park Technical College invites middle-school students to explore college and careers through more than 20 hands-on activities during Tech Knowledge College.


Registration begins April 1 for the Aug. 3-5 event at the Fond du Lac campus, with seven activities added:


Beyond Band-Aids The Future of Nursing: Practice bandaging, first aid, giving injections, controlling infections and working with technology. Care for a sick “patient” — a computerized mannequin that simulates various illnesses.  


Marketing for the Future: Put your creativity to work! Learn how marketing works then create your own product promotion and present it to your classmates.


Made in Wisconsin: Did you know that Wisconsin leads in cranberry production and is third in potato production? Explore more than 400 agricultural products from our state and sample a few of them.


Now We’re Cooking!: Discover new ways to prepare timeless classics! You’ll make meatloaf, grilled cheese, pizza, mac 'n cheese and more.


Rollin' in the Dough: Financial planner, stockbroker, accountant, loan processor, underwriter, bank teller — financial career possibilities are numerous, and all start with the same basic concepts. Learn how to spend less and save more through field trips and classroom activities.


Theater Starz: Learn the basics of theater acting. Expand your speaking skills through fun games and perform scenes like a professional.


Uniquely You Metal Sculpting: Design your own metal sculpture using the tools and techniques of the welding and metal fabrication industry. Become familiar with metal layout and design, welding, thermal cutting, metal forming and safety practices.


A complete list of the sessions can be viewed at


Activities fill up fast, so sign up early for your favorite two. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis, with a deadline of July 1. Cost is $85 before June 1 ($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). In addition, a bus will run from Berlin to Ripon to Fond du Lac with limited first-come, first-served seating.


For registration information, go to 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