10/21/17 – The growing opportunities in Wisconsin’s energy industry were the focus of a special event at Moraine Park Technical College’s Beaver Dam campus this week. Area students were given a chance to get “hands on” with technical college students and instructors in an energy career preview. During an opening ceremony Wednesday, a proclamation was issued from Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s office to observe October 16 through the 20 as Careers in Energy Week. Dave Anderson, assistant deputy secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, delivered the proclamation on behalf of Governor Walker to a crowd of College staff, industry leaders, Moraine Park students, prospective students and local parents. Anderson said (quote), “you’ve recognized that this a great field with a lot of opportunity, where you can make a lot of contributions and really benefit a lot of people throughout the state of Wisconsin.” More than 25 potential students participated in the event and interacted with energy employers like Alliant Energy and Wisconsin Public Service. Qualified and skilled technicians and engineers are in high-demand in all types of energy careers. Energy companies face a notable shortage in five key areas: lineworkers, utility technicians, plant operators, gas technicians and engineers. For more information and resources related to Careers in Energy Week and energy careers in general, visit the Center for Energy Workforce Development website at www.cewd.org. For more information on Moraine Park’s energy programs, visit www.morainepark.edu.