Froedtert, CannonDesign, and Mortenson Construction partnered with Milwaukee Public School’s Bradley Tech High School and WRTP/BIG STEP to bring real-world learning into the classroom for a group of 15 students. TechTerns are exposed to the public-private-partnership collaboration for wide-lens career exploration via a building project - the Froedtert Integrated Procedural Platform in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin.  TechTerns, a curriculum-based and community benefit-focused program combined hands-on learning from 100+ design, construction, and healthcare professionals and craftworkers. Fundamental to this program is the consistent full-day immersion with the owner, architect, and builder. 

This is the second project the TechTerns have participated in. Click here to view the previous year's program.

TechTerns Mortenson Construction

Session 1

The 2nd TechTerns program kicked off when the students visited the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin campus

TechTerns Mortenson Construction

Session 2

TechTerns learned about electric, mechanical, and plumbing systems with hands-on installations

TechTerns Mortenson Construction

Session 3

Students learned about various medical equipment and tested a variety of machines in this session

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Session 4

During this session, TechTerns got an inside look at the Central Sterile Department for the hospital

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Session 5

This session focused on ensuring quality design and construction during all aspects of a project

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Session 6

Students met one-on-one with craftworkers, heard from Dr. Seabrook, and visited the Simulation Center

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Session 7

Students explore the progress of the Center for Advanced Care Levels 9-12 with hands-on activities