R&D Senior Commissioning Provider Dave Guberud opened up the world of commissioning to a group of Bradley Tech High School students February 9. His presentation at Froedtert Hospital’s Milwaukee campus was part of the TechTern partnership between the Milwaukee Public School and Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin, CannonDesign and Mortenson Construction. The career pathway development program expands the classroom to the real world, allowing students to learn about healthcare, architectural design and construction on the Froedtert campus.
Guberud shared with students the objectives and process of commissioning, including an eye-opening experience he had when he underwent a procedure in an operating room he had commissioned at Froedtert. According to Guberud, it takes everyone involved in a project – architects, engineers, contractors and healthcare professionals – to keep patients healthy.
The TechTerns program began in late 2012 with its first class of students learning about healthcare, architectural design and construction by following the design and construction process of the hospital’s Center for Advance Care over a two-year period. Based on their success, the TechTerns program has continued with its current class of students.