Moraine Park is hosting its 4th Annual Jane of All Trades event on Wednesday, March 7. Jane is a FREE event where women of any age* can come and learn about careers they may have never considered before (*Participants under the age of 16 should have a parent/guardian in attendance with them, of course!)
This is an amazing chance to get hands-on demonstrations in areas such as:
“Start now and be in a new career by Christmas.” That was a goal and a promise made by Moraine Park Technical College Boot Camp students in September.
On December 8 the Fall 2017 Manufacturing Skills Academies completers came together with friends, family and employers to celebrate their accomplishments. Through an acceptance process that began in the summer, classes that meet every day starting in September, and an internship that ran throughout the camp – culminating with 9 consecutive days on the job.
The College uses grant funds to provide specific training necessary for students to secure job opportunities at partnering businesses. The grants make the program free for students, as well as providing a cost-of-living stipend and a 144-hour internship making $12/hour.
For an up-close chance to learn more about boot camps, Moraine Park is hosting a CNC Machining and Welding Test Drive event Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, including a resume review workshop, a free networking lunch with internship employers, and a hands-on opportunity to make something in the lab with our instructors and take it home with you!
Space is limited for the Test Drive workshops, and pre-registration is required. Deadline to register for the January workshops is January 17, 2018.
For more details on the Test Drive or boot camps, visit morainepark.edu/bootcamp, or call Todd Hayes at 920-924-3334.
So instead of struggling with unemployment, underemployment or temporary work, find out if attending a Welding or CNC Boot Camp is a good fit.
This could be YOU!
Every year people make a list of resolutions for the new year of things they want to accomplish. This year, I will eat better; this year, I will hit the gym more; this year, I will become a better person, etc. Well, here at Moraine Park, one of our goals is to help better the community. How you ask? Well, with your help of course!
“This is a judgment free way to try out several possible careers in manufacturing, and get the perspective of women who went through the programs and/or work in the field.” – Jennifer James, Process Engineering Student
Do you hate math? Does math scare you? Have you ever wanted to try something but found out math was involved and decided you’d try something else? Are you afraid to try a college program because you think your math skills aren’t good enough to get you through?
Reading and hearing about new career opportunities is helpful. But what if you actually could try them out as well? Moraine Park Technical College is offering a unique opportunity to do just that with its “Test Drive” workshops for welding and computerized numerical control (CNC).
Moraine Park Technical Colleges very own Brian Simmons won a $500 scholarship in a welding competition held at the Exposition Center, Wisconsin State Fair Park from October 3rd through the 4th. Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch handed out the awards.
It is no secret that the labor market is very competitive today. With job postings almost everywhere, employers are actively looking for job candidates using several methods. Here at Moraine Park Technical College we are not immune to this challenge either with both employees and students. We are looking to combat the talent shortage issues locally, by actively working with our business partners to help them with on-site training, getting them connected to our program students or growing our boot camp programs.
Speaking of boot camps, Moraine Park Technical College had the privilege of attending the Washington County Job Fair on Wednesday, August 16th.
We hosted our annual Girls Rock Robotics summer camp (you may remember it as Engineering for Girls!) last week at Moraine Park Technical College. Girls entering 6th through 8th grade from around the area took part in the event, exploring the world of robotics using LEGO Mindstorms.
The girls built robots with motors and sensors to perform tasks and react to their environment, with a showcase event for parents was held on Wednesday. Take a look at the awesome job they all did in the photos below and be sure to check out photos from our Toolin’ It Manufacturing Camp we held earlier this month as well.