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FOND DU LAC — The Wisconsin Technical College District Boards Association presented its annual media award to Daily Citizen reporter Terri Pederson Friday.

The association presents one media award each year on a statewide basis to recognize a print, audio, or visual media professional.

Kristina Haensgen, the public relations specialist for Moraine Park Technical College, nominated Pederson for the award after she wrote an article about the college’s “boot camp” program to train workers for local manufacturers.

MPTC, which has a campus in Beaver Dam, partnered with area companies like Apache Stainless and Mayville Engineering Company to address a worker shortage in manufacturing. The program trains students over the course of a few months in a new skill like welding.

Other members of the media received awards. The ceremony also honored Aurelio Rosas, of Beaver Dam, a student ambassador who is pursuing a career in the medical field after facing family hardship.

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