Washington County Workforce Alliance College & Career Fair participants

The Washington County Workforce Alliance is hosting their annual College and Career Fair!

Date: March 16, 2017
Time: 8:00 am to 3:30 pm
Location: Washington County Fair Park– Ziegler Pavilion

This is one of two annual events that is hosted by the Washington County Workforce Alliance each year. This educational event helps bring students together with employers and post-secondary educators to help foster a better understanding of career options and the educational requirements needed for success. This is a great chance to talk with employers and post-secondary educators!

tomhostadTom Hostad, Executive Director for Washington County Workforce Alliance, encourages attendence at this event because it is an “opportunity to network with employers to discuss career objectives and related educational requirements to support success. They also have an opportunity to visit with educational institutions who are also present to discuss how to access their programs related to the students career goals and employment objectives.”

Businesses and Organizations can register to attend the event at the Washington Country Workforce Alliance’s new website.

Speaking of this new website, it was created by Amie Beck,a Moraine Park Technical College student intern from the Web Designer/Developer Technical Diploma Program. When asked about the motivation to seek an intern to work on their website, Tom replied, “The Workforce Alliance includes representation from Moraine Park but additionally we thought we are all about showing students what it’s like to pursue career goals and objectives so this was a natural fit.” Tom reported that “working with the intern was relatively easy. After the initial in-person meeting we were able to by phone, e-mail and Moraine Park’s telepresence capabilities. I could send information via e-mail and review progress via the internet development site.”

The student intern, Amie Beck, when asked about her experience as an intern working on the Washington County Workforce Alliance website project reported, “I was given the opportunity to work with some amazing and thoughtful people. It was such a great experience to work on a project that was not intended for myself. When working on a website that is a school project or a class assignment, you are given essentially free reign over how it looks, its functionality, and its content. When you are working with an organization that needs a website to provide them with an online presence, it is important to consider what their ultimate-goal is for the website. I gained a sense of pride and accomplishment while working on the Workforce Alliance website. I am pleased with the outcome of their website, and how it will help to spread the word of their great efforts in helping students prepare for their futures.”

amiebeckAmie was born in San Bernardino, CA; raised in Wisconsin (mostly Fond du Lac, Wi) and recently graduated from the Web Designer/Developer Program just in time to be turning her attention to her upcoming wedding. Her hobbies include amateur photography and photo editing. She says she choose “the Web Design and Development program because I was interested in a program that enables creativity. Web design and development is a fabulous program that allows you to work independently and creatively.”

When asked about her experience at Moraine Park and what was your favorite thing about the college? Amie replied, “My favorite part about the college was the faculty. The instructors are all extremely helpful and caring. They all want to see their students succeed.”

Amie also indicated “I am considering some more educational goals that include furthering my website developing knowledge by enrolling in the college’s program offering the Associates degree. I would only need a handful of courses to complete the Associates degree.:

For more information on the career pathways in Website Design and Development visit:
Web Site Coordinator Certificate
Web Designer/Developer Technical Diploma
Web Development and Design Specialist Associate of Applied Science Degree 

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Written by Tammy Freund
Web Developer Instructor