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Aspyn Koslowski, of West Bend, found Moraine Park through her passion for robotics and engineering. She attended the University School of Milwaukee and served as captain of the robotics team for two years, leading the team to several championships.

“I originally wanted to go to a university for engineering, but I was not impressed with the programs and really wanted a hands-on experience,” Koslowski said. “My time on my high school’s robotics team taught me a lot about wiring and I really loved it. I chose MPTC’s HVAC program because of the mechanical and electrical engineering aspect, and it really encompassed everything I wanted to do.”

She decided to join Moraine Park’s West Bend Student Senate to try something new and get involved on campus. Since joining, Koslowski was elected president for the 2021-22 academic year, and has excelled as a leader on campus, enacting change and creating community.

“My main goal as a leader on campus is to help make this place feel like a home for people,” Koslowski said. “The world right now isn’t exactly the most peaceful place, and there is a lot of uncertainty. I just want people to feel like they can come to campus and have a positive experience that they look forward to.”

Koslowski previously worked as a small engine mechanic at Barton Small Engine in West Bend. While there, she used her coursework to fix a seemingly unfixable torpedo heater, impressing her boss and peers. In fall 2022, she began working full-time at Professional Services in Port Washington.

“To any woman who is nervous about entering a male-dominated field like HVAC, you can absolutely do it,” Koslowski said. “If you are confident in yourself and in your craft, that is worth more than anyone else’s opinion about what you can or cannot be. People can underestimate me all they want, but I am confident in what I can do, I know I can do it well and I let my work speak for itself.”

HVAC jobs are in high demand. Take advantage of this job growth by getting started in Moraine Park’s HVAC Installation Technician program: morainepark.edu/hvac-technician

March 15th, 2023by Emilie Thielen