MPTC signs transfer agreement with Wisconsin Lutheran College
April 28, 2016
A transfer partnership signed in March gives Moraine Park Technical College graduates of select programs the opportunity to transfer to Wisconsin Lutheran College at junior status to complete their baccalaureate degree in the college's adult accelerated program.
Gateway Technical College Board Member Pamela Zenner-Richards spoke on a White House conference call about tuition-free community college. The call served as a precursor to Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, announcing a new $100 million investment in job training grants.
Starting this summer, CVTC will offer a nine-credit drone certification. The eight-week, fully online Unmanned Aerial Systems Certificate is designed to give the student a solid foundation in understanding unmanned aerial vehicle systems technologies, capabilities, regulations, safety and legal responsibilities.
CVTC's Energy Education Center receives national accolades
April 25, 2016
The new Energy Education Center (EEC) at Chippewa Valley Technical College (CVTC) has been recognized for its energy efficiency and green environmental features. Focus on Energy has selected the EEC as a 2016 Energy Efficiency Excellence Award Winner, while the U.S. Green Building Council has awarded the EEC LEED Gold certification. The EEC is the first LEED Gold Certified building in the Eau Claire area.
WCTC students receive scholarships from plastics industry groups
April 25, 2016
Recognizing the need to fill the skills gap, plastics industry trade groups and companies stepped up to the plate to provide thousands of dollars in scholarships. The SPE Milwaukee Education Foundation recently provided four $500 scholarships to Waukesha County Technical College. Orbis Corp. of Oconomowoc, WI provided two $500 scholarships and Progressive Components (Wauconda, IL) gave the WCTC a $250 scholarship.
Madison College will offer carpentry summer camp for girls
April 21, 2016
Madison College has announced that it will offer a camp this summer for girls ages 13-15 to learn carpentry skills and how to operate power tools. MAD Carpentry Instructor Sandy Thistle is the brains behind the camp, which she hopes will break down gender stereotypes.
The new RPM Manufacturing Center officially opened on Gateway Technical College’s Elkhorn campus, marking the completion of a $1.25 million project. The project included the addition of 3,200 square feet of space for CNC machining and the renovation of 3,000 square feet of additional manufacturing space.
CVTC demonstrates the power of safety in mock emergency exercise
April 20, 2016
Chippewa Valley Technical College held a mock emergency exercise at its West Campus to demonstrate how rescue workers, first responders and electric lineman must work together to ensure safety when power lines are involved any type of accident.
MATC Foundation receives pledge to support Promise Program
April 19, 2016
The Milwaukee Area Technical College Foundation has received a pledge of $100,000 from ManpowerGroup to support the MATC Promise. The scholarship program will pay for eligible students’ tuition and fees after federal and state financial aid has been determined. The first class of Promise students will enroll at MATC this fall.
Fox Valley Technical College re-vamped its coursework last fall to better accommodate people's schedules. Besides two-year degrees, FVTC offers programs in a tiered system that last fewer weeks than a college semester.
BTC to sign transfer agreement with UW-Rock County
April 15, 2016
Students at Blackhawk Technical College will have yet another transfer opportunity with a new agreement between the college and UW-Rock County. The new transfer agreement will allow all applied associate degree grads to seamlessly transfer into a bachelor of applied arts and sciences degree at UW-Rock County.
Chippewa Valley Technical College is taking applications for its new, online Professional Communications program for this fall. The new associate degree was established after market research indicated a strong need for it in various areas of business.
Fox Valley Technical College unveiled a new Bovine Birthing Simulator at the colleges' National Ag Day celebration April 1. Maple Leaf Foxy is a full-sized bovine model that will be beneficial to students building skills in agriculture.