The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has awarded Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) a patent for Mobile Modular Training Systems (mobilemodulartraining.com): innovative training equipment and curricula to teach advanced manufacturing skills. The institution is the first technical college in Wisconsin to hold a patent.
NWTC electromechanical instructors Joseph Barker, Edward Kralovec, Troy Giese and Jacob Morois developed the training systems to better prepare students for entering the workforce.
Kralovec said, “One of the key aspects of this system is that it was created by the instructors using the feedback from students to maximize the learning that takes place with each trainer.”
Training units can be used in the classroom as well as in industry because they can be easily moved and quickly connected to transform any space into a state-of-the-art training space.
“I am extremely proud of all the work that went into creating Mobile Modular Training Systems and getting this patent,” NWTC President Jeff Rafn said. “Our instructors’ focus on improving student learning continues to make the college stand out, and we are committed to ensuring this technology is used to benefit our community.”