29. January 2013 16:18
With 9 out of every 10 graduates employed within six months of graduating, technical colleges are poised to help Wisconsin on the road to economic recovery. February is Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month throughout the state and nation, and Moraine Park Technical College is highlighting the importance of Technical Education throughout the month.
The public is welcome to take part in several other events taking place at Moraine Park’s campuses during CTE month. On Monday, Feb. 11, Be the Match will be held at the Fond du Lac Campus. On Wednesday, Feb. 14, the Blood Center of Wisconsin Blood Drive will be held from 9:30-1:30 at the Fond du Lac Campus and a Community Connections Fair is being held at the Beaver Dam Campus from 11a.m.-1 p.m. On Monday, Feb. 25, a Bone Marrow Drive will take at the Fond du Lac Campus and on Thursday, Feb. 28 a Business Networking Forum sponsored by the College’s Economic and Workforce Development Office will take place at the Fond du Lac Campus. All of these activities are free and open to the public. For event details go to morainepark.edu and check out the Events Calendar.
Also celebrating is the Moraine Park Association of Career and Technical Education (MPACTE). The organization is holding its annual awards banquet on February 21 to recognize individuals for their dedication to and excellence in career and technical education. Throughout the year, MPACTE supports student achievement by awarding eight $300 scholarships to full-time Moraine Park students and five $200 scholarships to part-time Moraine Park students. Scholarships are cosponsored by both the Moraine Park Federation of Teachers and the MPACTE organization.
For more information about Moraine Park, visit morainepark.edu. For more information on statewide CTE month activities, visit witechcolleges.org.