At first mention of the words “technical college,” the mind’s eye may conjure up an initial image of sparks flying in a welding lab, or wrenches turning in automotive classrooms, or any number of scenes of manufacturing.
While Moraine Park Technical College certainly has these scenarios playing out each week, there’s a different scene also taking place. One of which many people aren’t aware: classrooms and simulation centers filled with students developing, learning and studying to become registered nurses. For many, the undeniable impact of these studies and the time spent at Moraine Park not only paved the way to help save the lives of others, it’s changing the lives of students, too.
Such is the case for two local mothers.
Are you an adult considering college? Have you withdrawn from school or are you hoping to transfer to a new school?
Students who have withdrawn from school without completing a degree may find themselves in some difficulty. They may owe money on student loans, but not have the degree or diploma they need to find a career that will leave them the ability to pay the loans back.
Moraine Park scholarship recipients had the opportunity to meet donors who are helping make their education more affordable. Scholarship luncheons held in Beaver Dam and West Bend, allowed donors to connect with students who are benefiting from their generous gifts and hear how the scholarships are making a difference in their lives.
“Don’t wait until you’ve reached your goal to be proud of yourself. Be proud of every step you take toward reaching that goal.” – unknown
This is the quote which Fall 2016 AAS, Accounting graduate, Chelsey Muche recently shared as she reflected on her journey.
Chelsey deserves a lot of praise. As a single mom, she balances work, school, and family commitments.
One of the perks of working down the hall from a top notch culinary learning facility could be seen as taking one for the team. Truly though, it’s your lucky dining dream come true. You’re asked to sample a fabulous array of tasty bites–from savory comfort food to haute cuisine–and it all makes your soggy bag lunch hide in shame at the back of the fridge.
The next installment in our Boot Camps: The Student View series brings us to the welding boot camp. For the welding boot camp students, classes have been running for about a month, and their internship experiences are just beginning.
This initiative is about bringing awareness to the crime of trafficking in people for sex or labor, learning what is being done in our community, and how the community can help. On Saturday, October 8, over 130 participants gathered together at the Moraine Park Fond du Lac Campus to do just that! This event was specifically planned for October as a part of educational opportunities available during Fair Trade Month.