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Engineering Open House profiles careers in ‘making things work better’

Casey M Fryda

Monday February 20, 2017

Public invited to explore 17 engineering degrees and related career options

 
GREEN BAY – Problem-solvers who like making things faster, safer and better are invited to learn how they might become great engineers. The Engineering Open House at NWTC is designed to help visitors find out more about the many kinds of engineering, from environmental to electrical to manufacturing.
 
Two-year and four-year colleges and area employers will hold the annual Engineering Open House on Thursday, Feb. 23 at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. The event will showcase careers in engineering and 17 engineering-related degree programs. It is intended for anyone interested in engineering careers, from middle school to adult, plus their families and friends.
 
Visitors can drop in any time from 5 to 7 p.m. to see working robots, meet instructors and students and watch demonstrations. Experts will be available to cover admissions, transfer from NWTC into university engineering programs, and career services. Refreshments will be served.
 
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 technicians has not kept pace with rising demand.
 
NWTC offers 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.
 
The Engineering Open House will be held in the Manufacturing Technology Center at NWTC-Green Bay. The event is free and open to the public. Information: www.NWTC.edu/EngineeringOpenHouse.

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