Dual Credit Jump Start
When you’re ready for a career, Moraine Park Technical College will help get you there. For Isaac Schrage of West Bend, he knew early in his high school years that he wanted to pursue a career in the CNC/Tool & Die program. This didn’t happen by chance. Isaac was enrolled in technical education classes at West Bend East High School and quickly became part of Moraine Park’s dual credit program.
“My high school tech-ed teacher made manufacturing very interesting, and I became very passionate about the field,” Isaac said. “Through my teacher, I met Jim Hokenson, the instructor for the CNC/Tool & Die program at Moraine Park in West Bend. After touring the campus and meeting many of the other instructors, I knew that this college and career path was the right fit for me.”
Isaac graduated from high school early in January of 2017. He immediately enrolled in the CNC/Tool & Die Technical Diploma program at the Moraine Park. As a result of his efforts, he came to the College with a full semester of credits completed.
“Jim goes above and beyond to teach about manufacturing, and he always has a personal experience to go along with what he is teaching,” Isaac said.
Along with being a full-time student, Isaac also works in the industry part-time at Standard Machine in Saukville. He is scheduled to graduate this May 2019 with his technical diploma.
“Moraine Park has taught me many skills that I couldn’t learn on the job,” Isaac said. “My dream is to one day own my own small business and to teach people about manufacturing. I’m very excited about my future and what it holds.”
For more information on Moraine Park’s dual credit opportunities, visit morainepark.edu.