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difficulties and was preventing the West Bend Vocational School from developing more extensive program offerings.

Between 1966 and 1967, detailed plans to separate the high school from the vocational school were developed. The City of West Bend purchased land on the northwest city limits to be used for the new school’s location. Today, Moraine Park Technical College’s West Bend campus remains at this location at 2151 N. Main St.

Today, Moraine Park continues to grow its technology and training regionally and internationally. The college works closely with business and industry so students graduate with the skills and knowledge employers want and need.

As part of Moraine Park’s centennial celebration, a Web site has been created for community members, students and staff to enjoy. Visit test your Moraine Park knowledge with trivia, check out upcoming centennial events, share your memories of Moraine Park, and click through the historical photo gallery. See firsthand how Moraine Park remains one of the best choices for technical education in Wisconsin.

While you’re visiting the centennial site, be a part of Moraine Park history and submit items for a 2012 time capsule designed to commemorate the college’s centennial anniversary. Moraine Park is looking for present-day artifacts which represent Moraine Park life and position in the communities it serves. All items must be submitted by May 1.

“Our celebration will recognize the contributions many have made to make Moraine Park one of the greatest assets in our communities,” said Sheila Ruhland, Moraine Park president.

The Moraine Park District, along with our state and country, has experienced many changes over the past 100 years, but our commitment to providing innovative education for an evolving workforce and community has remained the same. For more information on Moraine Park, visit