(Dodge County) A Fond du Lac man feels as if he has gotten a second chance thanks to Moraine Park Technical College. JP Jesion says he was living a self-defeating lifestyle but was searching for something more when he found the MPTC Manufacturing Skills Academy boot camp program. Jesion, a recovering drug addict was looking for a way to redefine his life and set some career goals for himself after having nearly died from a fentanyl overdose only two years prior. The 15-week program allowed Jesion the opportunity to intern with Mid-States Aluminum learning crucial on the job skills and obtain a full-time position with Mid-States Aluminum after his graduation from the program this past May. Jesion served as a student speaker at the school’s graduation ceremony.
Photo Caption: Moraine Park CNC Boot camp graduate, JP Jesion of Fond du Lac, celebrates his achievement at the May 2018 ceremony.