Openings still exist for Moraine Park’s Toolin’ It! camp

by speitz8. June 2011 07:45

Scholarships available to registrants

Openings still exist for Moraine Park Technical College’s Toolin’ It! camp, set for June 20-24. The Nuts, Bolts & Thingagmajigs® manufacturing summer camp, Toolin’ It!, helps middle and high school students ages 13-16 gain an introduction to 21st-century manufacturing technology and basic entrepreneurial skills.

Scholarships are now available to cover the entire cost of this high-tech, hands-on experience to those who register by noon on Monday, June 13. Wacker Neuson, a manufacturing company based in Menomonee Falls, donated 10 scholarships for the camp.

Toolin’ It! participants use technology to create a product from start to finish. Meeting from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day at Moraine Park’s West Bend campus, participants will explore 3D design, computer numerical control (CNC) programming, welding, machining, entrepreneurship and more, while emphasizing product creation, problem solving and team building. Visits to area manufacturers will provide an up-close look at products being made as well as career advice and inspiration from the entrepreneurs who own and run the companies.

The registration fee is $100 which includes all materials and daily lunch. To register, or for more information about scholarship opportunities, contact Marcia Arndt, dean of manufacturing technology, at 262-335-5725 or For directions to the West Bend campus, go to

The camp is part of a national program developed and funded by Nuts, Bolts & Thingagmajigs®, the foundation of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl., in collaboration with the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE). Camps are offered at NACCE member community colleges throughout the U.S