Recent statistics tell us there are more than a billion tablets and smartphones in use today using mobile apps. The mobile market’s thirst for for new and better apps just continues to grow. How often have you heard the response “there is an app for that” from someone? Maybe it is that you made the comment or asked a question like:
On Friday, May 20, 2016, nursing graduates of Class 2016 held an age-old tradition: a “Pinning Ceremony,” where nurses and nursing faculty welcome new graduates into the profession.
This tradition dates back to the time of the Maltese Cross, when Crusaders wore the cross as a symbol of service to Christianity. With influence from Florence Nightengale, the school at St. Thomas’s Hospital in London awarded a Maltese Cross to nurses as they completed their nursing program.
The scene told many stories as roughly 350 Moraine Park Technical College students walked up to the commencement stage on Saturday, May 21, soaked in the moment, and one-by-one wrapped their hands around a diploma – their diploma.
Relief. Pride. Validation. Fulfillment. Gratitude. Pure, unbridled joy. These emotions and more were readily on display at Moraine Park’s 2016 Commencement Ceremony in the Fond du Lac High School Field House. But amidst an eclectic mix of smiles and tears – whether seen on the faces of those on stage or from proud family members watching on – there was one unifying truth to connect all these journeys.
Slowly, serenely and quietly. The hour hand spun around the clock three times. Meanwhile, with frantic precision and loud jolts of noise, the hands of creative high school students transformed piles of scrap metal into works of art at Moraine Park Technical College’s 13th annual Junkyard Challenge on May 12.
Sixteen students from Fond du Lac, Lomira, Mayville and Slinger high schools came to the College’s Fond du Lac campus for the event, where they had just three hours to turn random scraps of metal and structural material into elaborate welded creations – and did they ever.
On May 10th, the Moraine Park’s Process Engineering Technology and Mechanical Design programs hosted the Distance Challenge. The Distance Challenge is a competition where high school students build a device of 30 lbs or less to hurl or throw a rubber ball. Four schools entered teams this year, Mayville High School, North Fond du Lac High School, Elkhart Lake – Glenbeulah High School, and GPS Education Partners, a charter school in Jackson. There were six total entrants, four in the “Slingshot” division, and two in the “Other” division, both being Catapults.
Hi, I’m Mark Schmidt, water quality instructor here at Moraine Park Technical College. Today marks the first day of a blog regarding water quality.
I have been asked by many people about the safety of consuming water, whether bottled or municipally supplied. Some questions have also come from people that have private wells. The questions certainly make me think as there seems to be some pretty interesting misinformation available.
The nursing “pinning” ceremony, a time-honored tradition that marks the official initiation into the profession, was held Friday night May 20th across all three Moraine Park campuses.
Skills Gap in Manufacturing
Manufacturing companies have realized there is a significant gap between the talent they need to continue to grow their business, and the talent they can actually find. Here in Fond du Lac, Mercury Marine has run into this problem, and is working with Moraine Park Technical College to address these issues. The company has lost a lot of “tribal knowledge” due to retirements and they realized the need to improve the skills of their current employees.