Teens, here’s your chance! “Toolin’ It” Summer Camp is June 12-16


Did you know that fewer than 39% of teens have ever set foot inside a manufacturing company? If so, how can they be expected to know about the incredible career opportunities offered in manufacturing?

To have the opportunity to see a manufacturing site and get some hands on experience with skills needed in manufacturing join us at Moraine Park Technical College’s “Toolin’ It” Summer Camp June 12-16, 2017,  from 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. daily at the West Bend Campus.

Students ages 13-16 will have a chance to learn about:Welding_w_Instructor

  • computer-aided design (CAD)
  • computer-controlled (CNC) manufacturing operations
  • basic electrical systems
  • machining, welding and fabrication of metals and other advanced manufacturing technologies

What kid wouldn’t want the chance to create cool things as they explore careers like this?

Students will design and build a product, experiencing the start-to-finish satisfaction of creating something they can show off with pride. In the process they will learn how to do CAD design and operate various kinds of manufacturing machinery under the close supervision of expert manufacturing trainers.

They also will tour local manufacturing facilities to learn what types of jobs exist, what skills and training are required, and how those businesses developed. They will have the opportunity to hear directly from local manufacturing company owners how they started their businesses, applying basic entrepreneurship principles to understand how a single product idea becomes a business.

Whether a young person aspires to work in manufacturing or medicine, law or any other field, having a basic understanding of how things are made and how businesses develop will make them more appreciative of the world around them and the “tools” they will use in their adult life.

The full week of projects, refreshments, lunches and bus transportation to industry tours on Friday are included for $100 registration fee.

Written by Marcia Arndt
Associate Dean of Manufacturing