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Forest County Potawatomi Foundation creates scholarship program for Wisconsin residents

A new scholarship program created by the Forest County Potawatomi Foundation will award a total of $475,000 in scholarships to students enrolled in a high school vocational or technical program, an in-state technical college or an accredited Wisconsin university or four-year college.

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CVTC business and tech programs accredited

The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) recently announced full accreditation for nine business and technology associate degree programs at Chippewa Valley Technical College.

Read more: CVTC Business, Tech Programs Earn Accreditation

Western President named La Crosse Tribune Person of the Year

Western Technical College President Lee Rasch has been named the La Crosse Tribune Person of the Year for 2016. Rasch has spent nearly three decades leading efforts to strengthen the college, its reputation and the downtown where the main campus is located, including a recently completed $80 million project to modernize the college’s facilities and programming.

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MSTC receives grant to boost machine tool technician program

The Haas Factory Outlet presented Mid-State Technical College with a $15,000 grant, directed to post-secondary programs that teach computer numerical controlled machine technology. The money will be used to fund special student activities designed to enhance the hands-on training in the college’s machine tool technician program.

Read more: Mid-State students to benefit from $15,000 grant

BTC hopes to offer three new associate degrees and a technical diploma in 2017

In fall 2017, BTC hopes to offer three new associate degrees and a new technical diploma. The three applied science associates degrees under consideration are human services, supply-chain management and foundations of teacher education. The technical diploma will be in commercial truck driving. 

Read more: Blackhawk considers market, develops new courses

GTC approves funding for nursing school renovation

Gateway Technical College has approved a $1.4 million nursing school renovation that will create a unit with human patient simulators, debriefing rooms and a skills practice and training facility, and the project now awaits approval from the Wisconsin Technical College System board in January. 

Read more: $1.4M nursing school renovation coming to Gateway

Nicolet, UW-Stout sign culinary transfer agreement

Culinary Arts graduates from Nicolet College can now complete a bachelor's degree without leaving the Northwoods thanks to a new credit transfer agreement between the college and UW-Stout. 

Read more: Nicolet partnership with UW-Stout opens door to bachelor's degrees for Nicolet Culinary Arts grads

MSTC, UW-Stout sign new transfer agreement

A new agreement between Mid-State Technical College and University of Wisconsin-Stout allows students completing the corrections and community advocacy associate degree at Mid-State to transfer directly to the bachelor of science in the criminal justice and rehabilitation program at UW-Stout.

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MPTC looks to expand, start a gas utility technician program

Moraine Park Technical College in Beaver Dam is asking to purchase about two acres of land alongside Highway 151. The college is currently running a capital campaign to raise $800,000 for a gas utility technician program. 

Read more: Moraine Park wants to buy land, expand in Beaver Dam

MSTC has two new transfer agreements in place with the UW-Stout

Mid-State Technical College has two new transfer agreements in place with the University of Wisconsin-Stout. The agreements allow for Mid-State students completing an associate degree in Gerontology or Health & Wellness programs to transfer directly to the bachelor of science in Development & Family Studies program at UW-Stout.

Read more: Mid-State offering new transfer agreements

FVTC expands welding and metal fabrication facilities

Fox Valley Technical College is investing $1.7 million to expand its welding and metal fabrication labs at its Grand Chute campus. The college has added five robotic arc welding cells, a new arc welding system and a metallurgy lab.

Read more: FVTC Expands Welding & Fab Training Facilities

NWTC breaks ground on new transportation center

Work has officially begun on the new transportation center at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. The 62,000-square foot building will house the college’s automotive, auto collision, diesel and heavy truck programs. The transportation center is expected to be completed by fall 2017.

Read more: NWTC to begin work on Transportation Center

Gateway Promise program receives $250,000 donation

Kenall Manufacturing in Kenosha has donated $250,000 to Gateway Technical College to support its Gateway Promise program. In recognition of the gift, GTC will name its new training center on its Kenosha campus the Kenall Protective Services Training Center.


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CVTC to start culinary program in 2018

Industry demand has led the Chippewa Valley Technical College District Board to approve a culinary program which will begin in fall 2018, with initial enrollment for 24 students. CVTC formerly had a Hotel and Restaurant Management program, which was discontinued in 2010.

Read more: CVTC Board Approves Culinary Program

NWTC adds culinary specialist degree

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College is set to launch a culinary specialist technical diploma in the Spring 2017 semester. The 31-credit program qualifies students for jobs including sous chef, banquet chef, pastry chef, restaurant owner, restaurant manager and personal chef.

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Gateway, DWD partner to offer no-cost, short-term training programs

The Southeast Wisconsin Workforce Development Board and Gateway Technical College have partnered to offer short-term training programs that equip local residents with the skills and credentials to secure in-demand jobs as computer numerical control machine operators and telecommunications cable installers.

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Western grads honored as 2016 Distinguished Alumnus

Jeff and Brian Wieser, two Western Technical College alumni, have been recognized by the Wisconsin Technical College District Boards Association as the 2016 Distinguished Alumnus Award recipients.

Read more: Western Alumni receive technical college award

FVTC receives educational diversity award

Fox Valley Technical College is the first technical college in the state to be awarded the Ann Lydecker Educational Diversity Award, after more than doubling its minority student population over the last five years.

Read more: Fox Valley Tech’s diverse student population earns recognition

WTCS honors Church Mutual with “Futuremakers Partner" award

The Wisconsin Technical College System and Northcentral Technical College have honored Church Mutual Insurance Company for their commitment to technical college education. The award recognizes the dynamic and enduring partnerships between Wisconsin's technical colleges and their community and employer partners.

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Gateway president speaks at White House Community College event

Gateway Technical College President Bryan Albrecht spoke at a White House Community College Convening event, joining a lineup that included college presidents, policymakers, elected officials and business leaders. The event was hosted by Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, and other White House administration officials.

Read more: Gateway President Albrecht speaks at White House