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Engineering Open House showcases careers in 'making things work better'

Wednesday February 18, 2015
Electro Mechanical student in the Manufacturing Tech Hall at NWTC

Public invited to explore fields in critical need in Northeast WI

Are you a problem-solver? Do you like making things faster, safer and better? You might make a good engineer—and the Engineering Open House is designed to help you find out more.
 
Engineering Open House
Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015
Manufacturing Technology Center at NWTC-Green Bay
Free and open to the public.
Information: www.NWTC.edu/TechCenter.
Visitors can drop in from 5 to 7 p.m. to see working robots, meet instructors and students and watch demonstrations. Experts will be available to cover topics including admissions, transfer from NWTC into university engineering programs, and career services. Refreshments will be served. New this year: participants can check out the brand new mobile engineering technologies lab featuring NWTC's patented MobileModular flexible training simulators.
 
The programs featured are experiencing some of the highest job demand of all of NWTC's career offerings. For instance, this year, NWTC received nearly three times as many job orders in manufacturing as it had graduates to fill those jobs. In energy careers, NWTC received four times as many job orders as graduates, and employers were recruiting NWTC graduates from as far away as Colorado.
 
To meet demand, NWTC is going out for referendum on April 7 to get construction funds for expansions in high-demand career fields. (Details: See www.NWTC.edu/LeadTheWay.)
 
Area employers participate as well, to describe local engineering careers and meet prospective students one-on-one. Hundreds of high-tech, high-paying jobs in these fields are open in Northeast Wisconsin each year, and the supply of skilled engineers and engineering technicians has not kept pace with rising employer demand.
 
NWTC offers 17 engineering-related degrees in fields as diverse as automation, prototyping, energy, civil, architecture, maritime and environmental engineering. The open house is held each year during National Engineers Week to encourage talented students to pursue engineering-related education.

Participating programs 

  • Electrical Engineering Technology
  • Civil Engineering Technology
  • Automation Engineering Technology
  • Electro-Mechanical Technology
  • Electronics Technology (with optional Biomedical Specialty)
  • Mechanical Design Technology
  • Prototype & Design
  • Fire Protection Engineering Technology
  • Architectural Technology
  • Manufacturing Engineering Technology
  • Utilities Engineering Technology
  • Energy Management Technology
  • Solar Energy Technology
  • Nuclear Technology
  • Marine Engineering Technology
  • Environmental Engineering-Waste & Water Technology
  • Wind Technology

Two-year and four-year colleges and area employers will participate in the annual Engineering Open House on Feb. 26 at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. The event is designed to showcase the variety of careers in engineering and to provide information about engineering-related degree programs. It is intended for students in middle and high school, adults who are interested in engineering education, and their families and friends.

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