Moraine Park offering chance to “Test Drive” careers

Test Drive attendee learning how to weld

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).

Our CNC machining and welding “Test Drive” event is being offered on two of Moraine Park campuses this summer.  The first being on the Fond du Lac campus which will feature our new 2-day format starting on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. and will finish up on Thursday, July 12 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. If you can’t make it to Fond du Lac, be sure to check out the second “Test Drive” event in Beaver Dam on Tuesday, July 17 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.

This “Test Drive” event includes free, two-hour workshops for both welding and CNC.  Both the welding and CNC “Test Drive” workshop will give attendees insight into these respective careers; chances to meet potential employers; and provide valuable, hands-on opportunities to try out these career areas.

Participants who attend “Test Drive” will also be able to learn about Moraine Park’s short-term training boot camp opportunities. These boot camps offer a unique training opportunity to potential candidates by providing entry-level skills as well as job experience from these 13- to 15-week sessions. CNC Machining and Welding Boot Camps begin in September 2018.

“Test drive is a great opportunity to get a hands-on experience in these high-demand careers, as well as talking to employers and learning about free training opportunities,” said JoAnn Hall, Dean of Economic and Workforce Development. “Past participants have really appreciated these short, intensive opportunities to get a real-world glimpse into these careers”

Space is limited for the “Test Drive” workshops, and pre-registration is required.

For more details on “Test Drive” or to register, visit, or call Todd Hayes at 920-924-3334.

Written by Samantha Story