Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Southwest Wisconsin Technical College
Electric Power Distribution, 2015
Line Technician Apprentice, Alliant Energy

Austin Fecht was working in a dead-end second-shift job and wanted something more. He talked with friends who were electric line technicians and thought it could be a good career choice, so he enrolled at Southwest Wisconsin Technical College. In...
Erin Salmon, Madison College grad

Madison Area Technical College
Civil Engineering, 2001
Operations Manager, Davis Construction Company

After serving in the Army overseas, Erin Salmon decided to follow her father’s footsteps into Civil Engineering and reenrolled at Madison College. She already had some credits from before her military service and knew she would get a good education...
David Lambrecht, MSTC graduate

Mid-State Technical College
Electric Power Engineering Technology
Engineering Manager, Schneider Electric

David Lambrecht didn’t appreciate having to take classes like Psychology, Physics, Sociology and Math when he enrolled in the Electric Power Engineering (EPE) program at Mid-State Technical College. Twenty years down the road he sees value in all of his...
Cole Eswein, MSTC grad

Mid-State Technical College
Electrical Power Engineering Technician
Power Supply Technician/Operator, Marshfield Utilities

Cole Eswein’s career ladder has included many steps and a lot of continuing education. It all started with a campus tour. After visiting Mid-State Technical College (MSTC) Cole enrolled in the Electrical Power Engineering Technician program. “I liked the instructor...
Cody Rye, NWTC graduate

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
Utilities Engineering Technology
Substation Design, Wisconsin Public Service

Cody Rye in field.jpg Like many students who are talented in math and science, Cody Rye enrolled at a university after graduating from high school. After one semester, he wasn’t happy, so he came to Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, where...
Seth Ricker, GTC alumni

Gateway Technical College
Civil Engineering, 1998
R.A. Smith National

Seth Ricker is one of those individuals who always wants to know why things are the way they are. He loves to solve problems and come up with solutions. As a young person, Seth worked on cars and was always...
Gary Baase, GTC grad

Gateway Technical College
Electrical Engineering Technology, 2003
Hardware Engineer, Rockwell Automation

Gary Baase was the first of several graduates from the innovative "2+2" Engineering program established by Gateway Technical College and the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE). Gary earned his Electrical Engineering Technology associate degree, and then landed a two-year internship...
Chuck Bongard, MATC-Madison grad

Madison Area Technical College
Civil Engineering Highway Technology, 1976
Team Leader, MSA Professional Services

Chuck is a professional Engineer, thanks in part to Madison College. His two-year Engineering degree allowed Chuck to get an entry-level position that eventually led to professional licensure and management. "Smaller class sizes with good access to my teachers helped...
Kelly Hill, BTC grad

Blackhawk Technical College
Automated Systems Program; Electric/Electronic Technician - 2007, Supervisory Management - 2010
Maintenance Leadman, Scot Forge

Kelly continued working in the field of electronics while taking classes in the Automated Systems program at Blackhawk Technical College. He found the instructors very supportive and encouraging. "I am much more confident and happy with my job, because I...
Amy Beaudry, WCTC grad

Waukesha County Technical College
Electrical Engineering, 1998
District Manager - Engineering Systems and Services, Eaton Corporation

Amy had always planned on becoming an electrical engineer. Her first step was to enlist in the Air Force and train as an avionics technician. At Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC), she was the first student to complete the engineering...