It’s the season of giving, and in the spirit of that, I have committed to being on the Be The Match registry as a potential bone marrow donor. Today I received confirmation that my Be The Match swab kit was received and is being processed. Next, they will test it to determine my human leukocyte antigen (HLA) tissue type, which will be the key to linking me with potential patients in need.
Did you know that 70% of patients in need of a life-saving stem cell transplant are unable to find a perfect donor match within their family?
Be The Match helps to find donors for these patients that are in need, and between November 5 and November 9, Moraine Park can help with their mission!
On Thursday, October 4, Moraine Park student Aurelio Rosas was interviewed by the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS), as a part of their Student Ambassador campaign.
CNC/Tool and Die Technology students recently completed 6 weeks of Soft Skills sessions with Lisa Ferguson, Careers Instructor on the West Bend Campus, as part of their CNC Controls classes with CNC Instructors, Jim Hokensen and Craig Seidl. The sessions enforced the importance of Soft Skills in the workplace and were centered on Wisconsin’s Critical Core Manufacturing Skills (CCMS). What started four years ago, as part of the Career Pathways grant, is still in place today as part of this collaboration.
Soft Skill sessions included: Soft Skills and why are they are important, DISC Assessment, Positive Attitude, FISH, Communication Skills (including non-verbal communication skills) and Team Building/Problem Solving. Students participated in interactive activities for each session.
Representatives from business and industry have identified skills that are essential to success in manufacturing. Students are expected to demonstrate the Critical Core Manufacturing Skills (CCMS) throughout all manufacturing classes. These skills include work cooperatively, work productively, listen effectively, demonstrate a positive attitude, maintain a safe work environment, demonstrate integrity, communicate clearly, follow directions, apply problem solving strategies, apply mathematical reasoning, think critically and adapt to change.
Moraine Park Careers Instructors assist with Soft Skills in addition to Career Assessment (DISC, MBTI, Strong Interest Inventory, and EDITS), Job Seeking/Employability Skills (Job Search, Résumés, Cover Letters, and Interviewing) and more.
Career Center class schedules are available at: www.morainepark.edu/careers
Moraine Park Careers Instructors
Rhonda Roehrig (Fond du Lac Campus) – 920-924-3244 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Kim Braatz (Beaver Dam Campus) – 920-887-4437 | email@example.com
Lisa Ferguson (West Bend Campus) – 262-335-5773 | firstname.lastname@example.org
(Pictured are CNC Students building marshmallow towers as part of a team building challenge.)
For more information on Moraine Park, visit morainepark.edu.