Moraine Park’s Tech Knowledge College gets students on career fast lane

by abemis8. August 2013 16:28

Over the past week nearly 200 area middle school students got a glimpse into potential careers at Moraine Park Technical College’s Tech Knowledge College (TKC) held at the Fond du Lac campus. 

Mohini Kumar of Fond du Lac prepares scones filled with pecans, pineapples and cranberries in the Quick Breads session at Moraine Park Technical College’s Tech Knowledge College. During the three-day camp, students enjoyed hands-on learning as they participated in their two choices from among almost 20 different sessions. There was something for everyone, and participants left TKC with new skills in a variety of areas, including movie making, yo-yo manufacturing, gourmet baking and hair techniques.

ldquo;The camp is great,” TKC student, Mohini Kumar of Fond du Lac said. “I have learned a lot of new things and I love how the teachers let us use our imaginations and make whatever we want.”

Kumar’s projects had no shortage of imagination. During the Quick Breads course, a new session at TKC this year, she made scones filled with pineapple, cashews and cranberries. She also created a short film about a dance team with her group in the Moving Making at MPTC session.

Moraine Park has been hosting TKC for over 20 years. Although sessions have changed to complement new and evolving technology, the purpose of the event has remained the same — to  give students a chance to get a hands-on, interactive look at the skills and careers needed today and in the future.

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 Sue Horvath, adjunct culinary arts instructor at Moraine Park Technical College teaches Tech Knowledge College participant, Alyse Drifka of Slinger how to ice cake pops in the Be Your Own Cake Boss session.