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Community Testimonials

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  • Angelia Foster, President – Marshfield Clinic
  • Jen Wimmer, Superintendent – West Bend School District
  • Katherine Vergos, President – SSM Health St. Agnes Hospital
  • Kelly Norton, Sr. Director of Culture and Communications – Grande Cheese
  • Paul Stephans, Fire Chief – Hartford Fire and Rescue
  • Tim Kreilkamp, CEO – Keilkramp Trucking
  • Andres Gonzales, Vice President – Human Resources – Mercury Marine

Kelly Norton, Sr. Director of Culture and Communications, Grande Cheese

“The important connection with an employer like Grande Cheese Company and Moraine Park Technical College is the bridge it provides for continuing education. It’s not something we can do on our own so we are very reliant on other resources and training avenues.”

Paul Stephans, Fire Chief, Hartford Fire and Rescue

[…] This project will save a department like Hartford Fire and Rescue’s future expenses by allowing us to preserve our unique staffing model that we are currently using. Almost our entire staff, which is 65 employees, have had some education completed by Moraine Park Technical College. […] Building a state-of-the-art fire service facility for Moraine Park would help us greatly. […] We need to have staff coming into our department not only initially but ongoing training so we can keep up with the trends and updates in technology and equipment.

Jen Wimmer, Superintendent, West Bend School District

“The West Bend schools really appreciate our partnership with Moraine Park Technical College. It’s an integral part of our career and technical education program and helps put many of our students on a pathway to success.”

Tim Kreilkamp, CEO, Kreilkamp Trucking, Inc.

Us being in the trucking business, we know how to dispatch, we know how to deal with drivers, we know how to fix trucks. What we don’t know how to do is train them and teach them the way Moraine Park is able to do that.

Katherine Vergos, President, SSM Health St. Agnes Hospital

[Moraine Park] is one of our major pipelines of people. They do the training of the people for us who are going to take our jobs. […] Anything that we can do to keep our workforce local, in our community, and also offer educational opportunities and experience through Moraine Park will only make us better as an organization.”

Angelia Foster, President, Marshfield Medical Center – Beaver Dam

Moraine Park Technical College is a valuable community partner in our commitment to providing high-quality health care to our region’s residents, close to where they live, work and play. […] EMS/Paramedic students with MPTC enrich the health and wellbeing of the community.

Andres Gonzales, Vice President – Human Resources, Mercury Marine

“MPTC is really important to the resiliency of the whole Fond du Lac Area. Automation, innovation and robotics here at the MPTC campus in Fond du Lac are really important when I think about the path we’re going down. If you don’t have trained individuals to run those machines, we really can’t run manufacturing.”

We need to invest in this kind of growth either way. If a referendum passes, we will accelerate Moraine Park’s ability to grow by about 15 years. If it does not, it will take the College 15 years to catch up.

– Jim Eden, Moraine Park Vice President of Academic Affairs

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