NTC and MSTC invest $1.5 million to expand IT training
May 24, 2016
Northcentral Technical College in collaboration with Mid-State Technical College are investing $1.5 million to improve existing IT programs by hiring new faculty, upgrading technology and making the degrees the schools offer more flexible.
Madison College offers free tuition program for low-income students
May 24, 2016
Hundreds of low-income high school students across south-central Wisconsin could attend Madison College without paying for tuition under the Scholars of Promise program that officials hope will help more young people see that college is open to them.
Madison College deepens partnership with Edgewood College
May 19, 2016
New articulation agreements signed late last week guarantee admission to Edgewood College for Madison College associate degree holders and allow honors students at Madison College admission to the Honors Program at Edgewood College after transferring.
Gateway will receive funding to upgrade facilities and equipment
May 17, 2016
Gateway Technical College will soon receive significant funding to upgrade facilities and equipment at its three campuses. The Gateway District Board has approved the issuing of $7 million in promissory notes. The majority of that money, $5.5 million, will go toward purchasing “movable equipment” while the remaining $1.5 million will fund building remodeling and improvement projects.
Nicolet and Potawatomi tribe partner to offer communication certificates
May 16, 2016
The Forest County Potawatomi wanted a way for its employees to grow academically, so it partnered with Nicolet College to offer communications classes. Those students graduated with a Communication Certificate last week.
WTCS students awarded ABRA Auto Body & Glass tool grants
May 11, 2016
ABRA Auto Body & Glass awarded 11 collision students throughout the nation each with $2,000 in tools through a spring tool grant opportunity with the Collision Repair Education Foundation. Four of them are students of the Wisconsin Technical College System.
FVTC pilot program aims to close skills gap in automotive industry
May 9, 2016
The Automotive Youth Education System (AYES) at Fox Valley Technical College will allow the area's high school students to come to campus, take a hands-on automotive class, earn credit for their diploma, and be that much closer to a career path before graduating high school.
Senator Baldwin gets up close with GTC partnershps with employers
May 6, 2016
Senator Tammy Baldwin joined other technical college advocates on a tour of Snap-on Tool's industrial division to get a close up of a number of education and training partnerships between the employer and Gateway Technical College.
Father, daughter to share stage at Madison College graduation
May 4, 2016
When Kiana Miilu walks across the stage to get her diploma from Madison College, she won’t be the only person named Miilu who will graduate. Her father, 53-year-old David, will share the stage with her. Both will earn their associate degrees from Madison College at a ceremony scheduled for May 13.
GTC awarded $100,000 scholarship grant from Goldman Sachs
May 3, 2016
Gateway Technical College is one of nine colleges to receive a grant from the Goldman Sachs Gives Community College Fund. The $100,000 award to the Gateway Technical College Foundation Inc. is part of an overall $1 million donation from Goldman Sachs Gives, a donor-advised fund, and will be matched by donors in each of the nine communities.
NWTC to offer state's first Autism Technician Degree
May 3, 2016
Beginning with the summer semester, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College will be starting its Autism Technician Program, the first in the state. The program gives aspiring educators, parents, paraprofessionals and business leaders skills unique to working with those who have autism, mixing both early childhood education and para-educator courses into a unified and specific program.
Dr. Tracy Pierner, who currently serves as vice president of academic affairs at Henry Ford College in Dearborn, Mich., has been named the new president of Blackhawk Technical College. Pierner will assume the duties of president on July 1, taking the place of current president Dr. Tom Eckert, who has been with BTC since 2010.
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.