“My name is Jacob Reck and I’m from Fillmore, Wisconsin. I have a younger brother, he is planning to attend Moraine Park to study nursing. My hobbies consist of doing anything outdoors. I love to hunt, fish, and train hunting dogs. I currently have a 1-year old Chesapeake Bay Retriever that I spend a lot of time with.
Moraine Park offers many exciting and innovative courses, one of those being the Mechanical Design Technology program.
What is Mechanical Design? It is a branch of mechanical engineering. Mechanical Designers typically work with Mechanical Engineers to develop products, machines, and tooling.
Their work includes detailing (engineering drawing creation), the creation of Computer Aided Designs (CAD) models and geometry, selection of purchase parts, and the selection of material used to manufacture parts.
Job titles vary but may include Mechanical Designer, Detailer, Tool Designer, Mold Designer, and Die Designer.
Mechanical Designers are in high demand, approximately half of the current second-year students have been working in the field for more than six months. And, several manufacturing companies are in contact with Moraine Park instructors on a recurring basis to find the Mechanical Designers that they need to employ.
I’m Colin Brenner, I live in Mt. Calvary on my parent’s dairy farm. I have helped them with the farm since I was able to walk. I enjoy fishing, hunting, watching the Brewers and the Packers.
Moraine Park is hosting its 4th Annual Jane of All Trades event on Wednesday, March 7. Jane is a FREE event where women of any age* can come and learn about careers they may have never considered before (*Participants under the age of 16 should have a parent/guardian in attendance with them, of course!)
This is an amazing chance to get hands-on demonstrations in areas such as:
What does it take to fix a leaky dog kennel? Seven Fond du Lac area ladies found out recently during Moraine Park Technical College’s Project Impact. The Humane Society of Fond du Lac had small, broken dog kennels with rotted and leaky drain troughs. These had become so bad that staff couldn’t use them for anything other than storing blankets and supplies. Four manufacturing programs at Moraine Park got together to show several area women how to plan, design, build, and install new troughs in this collaboration of community and instruction.
Learning about tomorrow’s careers was the focus of our annual Toolin’It manufacturing summer camp held in June at Moraine Park Technical College’s West Bend and Jackson campuses.
Students learned about welding, CNC, mechanical design, electricity and more, and also toured area manufacturers.
Here’s a few photos from Tuesday’s focus on CNC.
Moraine Park Technical College mechanical design and engineering students had many great things to say after completing a special bike project to end the school year:
“It was fun to do [something so] meaningful,” said Tyler Hess from Random Lake.
“I’m just glad we got the opportunity to help,” said Jonathan Schalow of Farmington.
“I love being outside; and am glad I could help someone enjoy the outdoors a little more,” said Jacob Fendt of Hartford.
But in the end, nothing said more on a cloudy May afternoon than the roaring laughter of 11-year-old Mason Schommer of West Bend; his wide smile utterly contagious as he sat alongside his mother, Megan, on a specially-modified, two-person trike.