You’re never too young to follow your dreams. For Zach Fahrenkrug, age 19 of Campbellsport, he knew in high school that CNC/Tool & Die would be his career.
“I took many manufacturing classes in high school,” Zach said. “Occasionally, our classes would be at the Moraine Park West Bend campus.”
Zach graduated from Kewaskum High School in the spring of 2017 and enrolled in Moraine Park’s CNC/Tool & Die Technical Diploma program.
“I like how the program covers many different areas of the industry,” Zach said. “You can be grinding wire tabs off of a punch in the morning and then turning chess pieces on a lathe in the afternoon.”
Zach also works at Gruber Tool & Die in West Bend, as CNC Machinist, giving him the advantage of taking his education from the classroom to his job.
“Moraine Park works with businesses in the trade to make sure that we are being taught relevant information,” Zach said. “My instructor, Jim Hokenson, worked in the trade for decades. He enjoys helping people progress and better themselves.”
Zach is scheduled to graduate this May of 2019. His goal is to become a designer or programmer for CNC Mills.
UPDATE: Zach was recently featured in Stuff Magazine, a publication for south central Wisconsin.
For more information on Moraine Park, visit morainepark.edu.