There’s academia, then there are technological skills and finely developed knowledge that comes with experience. Graymont, a global lime producer in Eden, WI, realized that all are important for success, and not necessarily mutually exclusive.
This year, Moraine Park participated in a study abroad opportunity with other technical colleges to send students to Ireland for 2 weeks. Our partner college in Ireland is the Waterford Institute of Technology and we work with them to expand students’ knowledge of business and explore issues from a global perspective. During this study abroad course, students participated in classes with Irish instructors and attend business tours while being immersed in another culture.
Moraine Park Technical College held its 13th annual Manufacturing Skills Academy graduation on Friday, May 25. The College had 20 students graduate from the program; eight from the Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machinist boot camp and 12 from the welding boot camp.
The need for good writing skills exist in every profession. “For example, in my future career field as a radiographer, I must communicate findings and evaluations that are clear and concise, so the doctors know how to proceed,” said Jason Landt, who plans to graduate from the Radiography program at MPTC.
Delaney Tisdale, a student in the MPTC Medical Assistant program, shared her perspective. “As a future medical assistant, I need to document the patient’s history by being very complete and thorough,” said Tisdale.
Danairis Melendez agrees about how important writing is for her career. “As a future nurse, I must accurately chart symptoms, vitals, and medications for the healthcare team,” emphasized Melendez, who plans to graduate from the MPTC Nursing Program in 2020.
Writing skills allow you to sound more professional, intelligent, and improve productivity in the workplace along with making your job more enjoyable. Jonah Tyjeski, Natalie Bock, and Stephanie Munro, additional students in the English Composition I course, explain how writing skills matter in the workplace.
“If I’m at work and I need a piece of equipment from the warehouse, I need to send an official e-mail to the warehouse manager and human resources to obtain it. I use my writing skills every day,” said Jonah Tyjeski, who plans to graduate from MPTC in the HVAC program this semester.
Natalie Bock agrees. “When I take x-rays, I need to write what is wrong and communicate this information to the doctor. I must be very accurate with my writing,” said Bock, a MPTC Radiography program student.
Stephanie Munro, a future MPTC Nursing graduate, also shares her experience with writing. “I know I will use my writing skills every day when I communicate with doctors about orders and when I complete patient charting.”
No matter your career field, your writing skills matter. A technical trainer, an automotive engine technician, a chef, and a nurse need to put their writing skills to the test every day in their careers. These students in the English Composition I course recognize that they must demonstrate to co-workers, customers, patients, and management that they can communicate well and be proficient in writing. If you want to advance in your career, you need to be able to use correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation, as well as provide accurate and pertinent information.
All of these students in the English Composition I course understand that as current and future professionals, they must be good writers to be successful, which is why they chose to complete the English Composition I course at MPTC. This course focuses on the 4 C’s of writing, the research and writing process, proper documentation and formatting, critical thinking, and more.
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It has been a long road for Moraine Park Alumna, Ashley Cruz of Fond du Lac, who earned her cosmetology degree in 2004. She came to the College a young expectant mother looking to start a cosmetology career. While many years have passed since she walked the halls of Moraine Park as a student, she still speaks highly of her time at the College.
Have you ever had a great time planning a party and thought how fun a career in event planning could be? Coupled with the fact that the special events industry is growing at an alarming rate, it seems like a viable career option.
It’s no secret that our Moraine Park culinary instructors have some delicious recipes up their sleeves. Lucky for you, they are willing to share a few!
Give this delicious salmon recipe a try the next time you fire up your grill!