In celebration of National Apprenticeship Week, Nov. 13-17, students from local high schools visited Moraine Park campuses to learn about apprenticeship opportunities and program offerings.
More than 30 students from Fond du Lac High School visited Moraine Park’s Fond du Lac campus on Tuesday, Nov. 14. The students were all a part of the high school’s ACE Academy–a pathway for students pursuing architecture, construction or engineering that could lead to a pre-apprenticeship program at Moraine Park.
During their visit, students were given tours of the electricity and automotive labs and watched MPTC program students give demonstrations using machinery from Electrical Power Distribution (EPD) and Gas Utility programs.
“The apprenticeship program is designed to create a well-rounded electrician–students go through many different scenarios in class, which they can take and implement in their jobs,” Mark Rymer, Electrical Apprenticeship Instructor at Moraine Park, said. “I enjoy watching my students gain confidence in their work and advance in their career field.”
In a similar visit, 31 students from Beaver Dam High School toured Moraine Park’s EPD field and Gas Utility labs on the Beaver Dam Campus. The students met with instructors and learned about apprenticeship opportunities at the College.
“It was great to be able to host more than 60 juniors and seniors from BDHS and FDLHS ACE Academy over two days to recognize National Apprenticeship Week,” Stephen Horvath, Associate Dean of Trades and Apprenticeship at Moraine Park, said. “Young people at this age are at the point of making serious and meaningful decisions about their future, and many of them have never considered apprenticeship or careers in unique fields such as the energy industry. I am very proud of my team of instructors, current program students and apprentices, and support staff for helping MPTC share this positive message!”