Moraine Park offering CNC Machinist Boot Camps

by jbrezinsky22. August 2012 05:20

Information sessions to be held Sept. 4 and 6
     Moraine Park Technical College is combating the skilled worker shortage by launching manufacturing skills academies in a series of 15-week boot camps. In July, Governor Scott Walker announced a Wisconsin Workforce Partnership Grant from the Wisconsin Covenant Foundation, Inc., for Moraine Park. The College is using the $705,647 grant to provide specific training necessary to create job opportunities at partnering businesses including Amerequip Corporation, Brenner Tank, John Crane Orion, and Mid-States Aluminum Corporation. The boot camps are part of the Wisconsin Workforce Partnership Grant and will provide skills to last a lifetime.  
     Four Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Machinist Boot Camp information sessions will be held on Moraine Park’s West Bend campus. They are set for Tuesday, Sept. 4, from 3-4:30 p.m. and 5-6:30 p.m., and Thursday, Sept. 6, from 8-9:30 a.m. and 10-11:30 a.m. Each session will include business partner presentations, job placement opportunities, entrance requirements, program fees and CNC Machinist Boot Camp schedules.
     Who is qualified to participate in the CNC Machinist Boot Camps? Basic requirements include: people who are currently unemployed, people not currently employed as a CNC machinist, or people employed in a field unrelated to CNC.  Additionally, participants cannot be current employees of any of the four covenant grant partner companies.   
     Those interested in attending one of the free information sessions must R.S.V.P. by emailing or calling Lauri at 920-929-2117.