Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Connecting Students and Employers

For several weeks now, I have been traveling throughout the Moraine Park District meeting with employers. Kraft Foods, Mayville Engineering, Alliance Laundry Systems, Ripon Printers, Signicast and Broan-NuTone all allowed me to tour their facilities and learn about the products they produce.  This was a wonderful learning experience. Even more exciting, however, was hearing these employers speak about the quality of Moraine Park’s programs and, most importantly, expressing their willingness and interest to hire our graduates!

Moraine Park has nearly 800 individuals serving on our Program Advisory Committees. These individuals are owners and employees of the hundreds of companies located within our district. They are willing to hire our graduates because they know Moraine Park teaches the technical skills needed for today’s jobs but also the soft skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, team building and communication skills needed for a well-rounded employee. If you are a Moraine Park student or graduate, I encourage you to visit these companies and learn more about their job openings as well as the types of positions they will be hiring for in the future.  In addition, check out TechConnect an option for employers to list job openings for graduates of the Wisconsin Technical College System.

If you’re a Moraine Park grad serving on an Advisory Committee or who has used our TechConnect service, please feel free to share your experience with me.

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