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.
Today is Equal Pay Day, a day that is still on the calendar because despite the 148 years of fighting for equal pay and despite a 54 year old law, women are still paid on average 20% less than men doing the same position. Why mark this occasion in April? Because that is how long it would take a woman to earn what a man earned the year prior. What’s worse, if you are a woman AND a minority it would take you even longer (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2015).