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.
The 2nd TechTerns program kicked off when the students visited the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin campus
TechTerns learned about electric, mechanical, and plumbing systems with hands-on installations
Students learned about various medical equipment and tested a variety of machines in this session
During this session, TechTerns got an inside look at the Central Sterile Department for the hospital
This session focused on ensuring quality design and construction during all aspects of a project
Students met one-on-one with craftworkers, heard from Dr. Seabrook, and visited the Simulation Center