A battle for Techbot supremacy is coming soon to the classrooms of Moraine Park. Here’s a preview of one of the first-round match-ups. Check out the bios and watch the videos below, and let us know who you think will win in the comments section! Continue reading
If you’re among the millions of current or former students with debt, you’ve probably been tempted to click on an ad that says, “Obama Wants to Forgive Your Student Loans!” or “Erase Default Statuses in 4 – 6 Weeks!” or some equally enticing student loan debt relief offer … available only if you click or call NOW!
Many the companies behind these offers have sophisticated marketing tactics to target unsuspecting students, borrowers, parents, military service members, and their families. In the Financial Aid Office, unfortunately I hear about these pitches a lot. My advice: Before you pay somebody to help you with your student loans, do your homework.
Who are we and why are we celebrating?
We are MPACTE! The mission of MPACTE (Moraine Park Association for Career & Technical Education) is to provide leadership for the promotion and enhancement of high quality career and technical education, at all levels, in a diverse and changing economic, social and technical environment. Continue reading
In this newspaper clipping from 1971, law enforcement officers “made their moves” during a one-day firearms school at Eldorado Marsh shooting range. The class was sponsored by Moraine Park Technical College and the Fond du Lac County Traffic Police Department. Around 40 law enforcement officers from around the state were in attendance. Continue reading
Moraine Park Technical College students and staff enjoyed end-of-the-year celebrations at its West Bend, Fond du Lac and Beaver Dam campuses this week. “Last Blast 2016” featured free lunch, games, giveaways and more. Also, entertainment was provided by comedian Louis Ramey.
Here’s a visual look back at Last Blast in Fond du Lac on Wednesday, April 27, which had a Hawaiian luau theme. Continue reading
If you take great interest in new technologies, I would encourage you to explore the IT-Tech Support program at MPTC. I am one of the instructors, and try to teach our students about new technology as early as possible. This helps them stay ahead of the game and be more prepared when they graduate. It also helps me as an IT instructor stay current.
One of the new devices I’ve incorporated into my classroom, and my home, is the Amazon Echo. This wonderful little device has had a huge impact in both my classes and the way we do things at home. Continue reading
Moraine Park Technical College’s Corrections Club hosted the Milwaukee House of Correction K-9 Unit on Monday.
Narcotic and cell phone demonstrations by German Shepherds and Labradors were given, and the presentation gave attendees a look at the highly skilled K-9 operations used in the criminal justice field. Continue reading
The fear of math is something many of us have experienced more than once in our lifetimes, but for Moraine Park Technical College student Nichole Cochenet of West Bend, that fear was eased thanks to her Moraine Park tutor.
“I gained a better understanding of math and confidence in the classroom, and some of my fear of math disappeared,” said Cochenet. “I also gained a friend.”
The one-on-one peer tutoring services offered at Moraine Park have benefited numerous students throughout the years but is still a valuable College resource often overlooked by students, according to Michelle Duran, tutoring services specialist at the College. Continue reading