technical college

By Susan Pohorski
If you feel like you are worth more than your high school transcripts show, you may be right. Most people know you need to provide your transcript when applying to college, but did you know you can present evidence of other training, certification, work experience or examination scores to earn...
A lot of people are talking about wages in the skilled labor market these days. Some say low wages are the reason for the lack of qualified applicants for skilled jobs in Wisconsin. However, looking at starting salaries without accounting for potential growth in earnings can be shortsighted. Salary...
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...
By Susan Pohorski
Where can you get help with your tax return, have your teeth cleaned, get a haircut or a massage, and get the oil changed in your car all in one place? At your local technical college. Wisconsin’s technical colleges give students real world job experience by offering services to the community at a...
There have been some positive economic bright spots for Wisconsin recently, and Wisconsin’s technical colleges have been part of each of these economic equations. Northcentral Technical College’s (NTC) efforts with the city of Wausau are a key component to drawing Collaborative Consulting to the...
The days of leaving high school and finding gainful employment without further education or training are behind us. That’s the message of “The Midwest Challenge: Matching Jobs with Education in the Post-Recession Economy, a report released by Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce. Many of the jobs that have been lost or eliminated in the past few years were low-skill, middle wage positions. According to the report, the opportunities expected for new jobs and job retirements will need postsecondary education or training.
In this economy where unemployment remains high and employers cite many environmental barriers to full employment, many technical college graduates are hanging their own shingle and establishing their own businesses. Entrepreneurship is on the rise and a technical college education helps many of...
The Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) is celebrating its 100th anniversary. As a system, however, we’re actually celebrating the fact that the technical colleges have been making futures for 100 years. Within the tradition of Wisconsin’s Technical Colleges, much has changed, but our principles have remained the same. Our commitment to our industry and community partners keeps our colleges as vibrant and relevant as ever. These relationships help Wisconsin continue to compete with top states in manufacturing, agriculture, energy and the availability of skilled workers.
In a recent blog post Fox Valley Technical College president Dr. Susan May talks about bringing 'celebration season' to a close. Among the many celebratory events that took place at her college and the other 15 technical colleges in the state was the High School Completion event. In it, FVTC...

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