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By Susan Pohorski
A recent study by the Wisconsin Technical College System found 46 percent of middle and high school parents mention technical colleges (unprompted) as a viable option for higher education. One in three parents said they would recommend a technical college for their sons and daughters. Although four...
By Susan Pohorski
Jobs change when technology changes. Is your job the same as it was when you were hired? Few of us take a job and remain in that job for our whole career. Even if we did, the job will probably change. New technology, innovation and efficiency change how we do our work. So how do you keep up? Here...
During the summer many Wisconsin technical colleges provide opportunities for high school, middle school and even elementary school students to explore the latest technology and career opportunities. Youngsters can learn about engineering, law enforcement, robotics, manufacturing, wind and solar...
Telling your child he or she can grow up and be anything they want to be could be doing them a disservice. Sure archeology sounds exciting, interesting and offers opportunities for travel, but how many unemployed archaeologists are there? According to Forbes, anthropology and archeology are the...
Taken in Madison, Wisconsin during Veteran's Day parade (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Veterans who faced challenges during their service return to Wisconsin with leadership skills that can be a great match for the education and training available through the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS)...
If you've read a newspaper or been online lately, chances are you've read about the skills shortage or the workforce paradox. The situation is frustrating manufacturers, vexing human resource managers and inhibiting economic recovery.
Still not sure what you want to be when you grow up? Or, are you in a job that doesn’t feel right for you? Whether you are 18 or 58 you can find out more about which careers might be a good fit for you by using the Career Interest Questionnaire . Your future starts here. Career Counseling - After...
Two-thirds of all jobs in the next ten years will require education beyond high school, but not a four-year degree. This message is not resonating with our future workforce yet because not enough young people in Wisconsin are pursuing skilled occupations. Do they realize what they are missing out...
A recent blurb at the very bottom of the editorial page in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel acknowledges an oversight in a previous editorial, where the paper praises the UW System for launching a new dual enrollment program and simultaneously urges the technical colleges to follow suit and expand options for high school students. What the editorial board apparently didn't realize is that the technical colleges have offered dual enrollment programs for the past 30 years through programs like Youth Options and Youth Apprenticeships .
Samuel Michael is a Wisconsin Technical College student and an intern for the Statewide Marketing Consortium. In a recent blog post by Jeffery King, an education blogger and social media expert for OPPapers.com, Mr. King explained the “5 Reasons Community Colleges Make Sense Right Now.” Those five reasons include: An easy transition from high school Great savings Advantages to living at home More time to think about your career path Boost your confidence Now, I would agree with Mr. King on most of these points, but I would add that they aren’t reasons that community colleges make sense now ; they are reasons that community colleges make sense. Period.

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