Reading and hearing about new career opportunities is helpful. But what if you actually could try them out as well? Moraine Park Technical College is offering a unique opportunity to do just that with its “Test Drive” workshops for welding and computerized numerical control (CNC).

Two CNC machining and welding “Test Drive” workshops are being offered. The first one will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 29 from 12:15 to 2:15 p.m. The second session will be held Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017 from 12:15 to 2:15 p.m.

Each free, two-hour workshop will be held at Moraine Park’s Fond du Lac campus. Both the welding and CNC “Test Drive” workshops will give attendees insight into these respective careers; chances to meet potential employers; and provide valuable, hands-on opportunities to try out these career areas.

Participants who attend “Test Drive” will also be able to learn about Moraine Park’s short-term training boot camp opportunities. These boot camps offer a unique training opportunity to potential candidates by providing entry-level skills as well as job experience from these 13- to 15-week sessions. CNC Machining and Welding Boot Camps begin in early February 2017.

“Test drive is a great opportunity to get a hands-on experience in these high-demand careers, as well as talking to employers and learning about free training opportunities,” said JoAnn Hall, Dean of Economic and Workforce Development. “Past participants have really appreciated these short, intensive opportunities to get a real-world glimpse into these careers”

Space is limited for the “Test Drive” workshops, and pre-registration is required. Deadline to register for the November workshops is November 23, 2016.  Deadline to register for the January workshops is December 21, 2016.

For more details on “Test Drive” or to register, visit morainepark.edu/bootcamp, or call Kim Retlich at 920-924-3334.