Moraine Park offering CNC Machinist and Welding Boot Camps

by jbrezinsky7. November 2012 04:32

Information sessions Dec. 3 and 5, Fond du Lac campus
     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 internships and job opportunities at partnering businesses including Amerequip Corporation, Brenner Tank, John Crane Orion, and Mid-States Aluminum Corporation, as well as several other area business partners. The boot camps are part of the Wisconsin Workforce Partnership Grant and will provide skills to last a lifetime.  
     Four information sessions will be held on Moraine Park’s Fond du Lac campus in December, providing more information on both the Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Machinist and Welding Boot Camps. The sessions are set for Monday, Dec. 3 from 3-4:30 p.m. and 5-6:30 p.m; and Wednesday, Dec. 5 from 8-9:30 a.m. and 10-11:30 a.m. All four information sessions will be held in Room O-103.  Each session will include business partner presentations, job placement opportunities, entrance requirements, program fees and CNC Machinist and Welding Boot Camp schedules.
     Who is qualified to participate in the CNC Machinist or Welding Boot Camps? Basic requirements include: people who are currently unemployed, people not currently employed as a CNC machinist or welder, or people employed in a field unrelated to CNC or welding.  Additionally, participants cannot be current employees of any of the internship business partner companies.   
     Those interested in attending one of the free information sessions must R.S.V.P. online at or by emailing or calling Lauri at 920-929-2117.