(Beaver Dam) Moraine Park Technical College recently held its bi-annual Manufacturing Skills Academy graduation ceremony. Twenty-three students graduated from the program; ten from the Computer Numerical Control Machinist Boot Camp and 13 from the Welding Boot Camp. The Skills Academy is designed to combat a shortage of skilled workers by offering a variety of boot camp sessions which allow participants a free sessions that are unique to a particular pathway and connect students with area employers. The program also combined a 144-hour paid internship with coursework, including Occupational Math, Print Reading, Team Building and Problem Solving. Those interested in learning more about the program are encouraged to attend a boot camp test drive event scheduled at Moraine Park’s Fond du Lac campus this Wednesday and Thursday. For more information visit www.morainepark.edu/bootcamps.
Moraine Park’s fall 2018 welding boot camp graduates. Front row (from left to right) Brennan Bryan of Fond du Lac, Casey Hermann of Fond du Lac, Jordan Finley of DeForest, Jennifer Donahue of Beaver Dam, and Cecilia Tovar of Beaver Dam. Back row (from left to right) Amy Mann of Fond du Lac, Brian Wilcox of Fond du Lac, Nita Cook of Beaver Dam, Frank Huber of Juneau, Dave Finn of Fond du Lac, Michelle Flanagan of Plymouth, Noah Prost of Watertown, Jeremiah Vanderkin-Jus of Fond du Lac, and Andrew Luby, welding instructor at Moraine Park.
Moraine Park’s fall 2018 CNC boot camp graduates. Front row (from left to right) Montgomery Kikkert of Fox Lake, Darlene Anderson of Fond du Lac, Nicole Busack of West Bend, Carissa Metz of Waupun, and Alex Russart of Fond du Lac. Back row (from left to right) Ryan Gaus of Fond du Lac, Robert Fisher of North Fond du Lac, Cory Herrmann of Fond du Lac, Kyle Jenquine of Fond du Lac, Rick Rodriguez of Fond du Lac, and James Gyorfy, CNC instructor at Moraine Park.
Pictured top: Welding boot camp participants pose for a photo at their December graduation ceremony. From left to right are Jordan Finley of DeForest, Jeremiah Vanderkin-Jus of Fond du Lac, Jennifer Donahue of Beaver Dam, and Brennan Bryan of Fond du Lac.