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4/30/2016 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Aviation Fly-In & Open House

Either fly in or drive in for breakfast and explore the aviation training hangar and labs, visit with faculty and try out our full-motion Redbird flight simulators. If you're considering a career in aviation, this event is for you!

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5/2/2016
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Open Registration for Summer Term

Community registration for Summer 2016 classes starts Monday, May 2.

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5/3/2016 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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On Campus: Grand Canyon University

Thinking of transferring to Grand Canyon University?

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5/5/2016 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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On Campus: Lakeland College

Thinking of transferring to Lakeland College?
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5/10/2016 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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On Campus: Herzing University

Thinking of transferring to Herzing University?

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5/12/2016 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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5/14/2016 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Cooking Demo: Explore the Many Flavors of Chicken

Explore the Many Flavors of Chicken | Saturday, May 14, 10 a.m. - Noon

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5/15/2016 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Spring Commencement Ceremony

Congratulations, Graduates!

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5/16/2016 - 5/20/2016
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6/4/2016 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Bark in the Park at FVTC

Enjoy a stroll through FVTC's trails with your furry friend! 

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Manufacturing Processes

Student Spotlight: Dave Fagan

Student Spotlight: Dave Fagan

Applied Engineering Technologies, Lean Six Sigma, and Quality Assurance

Mar 4, 2013

Age: 46
Hometown: Sherwood, WI

Current Residence: Sherwood, WI

Why did you choose the Applied Engineering Technologies / Lean Six Sigma program?
I was working in the commercial printing world at small mom & pop shops that couldn’t or didn’t spend the money to stay current. Because of that they were always laying people off. I decided that it was time to try my hand at a new industry so I choose the AET/Lean Six Sigma program because there are a lot of companies using the Lean/Six Sigma processes. I thought it would broaden my chances of finding employment with a stable company.

What are you learning about your career field that you find interesting or rewarding?
Actually, I’m finding that I have been doing a lot of these activities my whole career; it just wasn’t called Lean then. I’ve learned that there is more to it than just a few terms being tossed around. It’s definitely a process that everyone has to believe in to make work.

Why did you choose Fox Valley Technical College?
I choose FVTC because of the reputation of being a really solid school with excellent instructors, and I was right. The instructors I’ve had have been really helpful whenever I had questions. Most of my classes were online so when I needed help, I just emailed them and usually got a response quickly.

What type of job do you expect to find after graduation?
I actually just started a new position as Quality Manager for a company called WS Packaging Group. We have 23 locations nationwide and are a major player in the consumer packaging world. I don’t think I could have gotten this job without the training from FVTC. It was worth every minute!