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Advanced Manufacturing and Trades Center

The enhancement of Moraine Park’s manufacturing and trades wing on the Fond du Lac Campus will create classrooms and specialized labs to address local workforce shortages and provide enhanced spaces for instruction in software training, programming, product design, manufacturing and robotics.

Student Impact

The proposed enhancement will bring:

  • A larger learning space with more equipment that reflects industry standards and offers students a seamless transition from college to career.
  • Increased opportunities for high school students to learn college credits at the 27 district high schools.

Community Impact

  • There are expected to be more than 14,000 manufacturing jobs open over the next 10 years.
  • 26% of jobs in the district are in manufacturing.
  • 64% of students work within MPTC’s district after graduation.

Estimated Cost

$13.7 million. We received $2 million in donation pledges to help offset the cost of this project.


  • Construction underway on the AIR Center Addition.
  • Groundbreaking held in May, 2023
  • CD Smith named the contractor for the Advanced Manufacturing updates in Fond du Lac.
  • Design – complete
  • State Board final approval – March 2023
  • District Board final approval – April 2023

Phase 1: AIR Center Addition/East End of B-wing Remodel

  • May to December 2023
  • Open – Spring 2024

Phase 2: Remaining B-wing Remodel

  • January to June 2024
  • Open – Fall 2024