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WTCS Board and MSTC honor Marten Machining with Futuremaker's Partner award

The Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) Board, in partnership with Mid-State Technical College, honored Marten Machining with its “Futuremakers Partner” award. The award recognizes the dynamic and enduring partnerships between Wisconsin’s technical colleges and their community and employer partners.

Read more: Tech College Board Recognizes Marten Machining as “Futuremakers Partner”

WCTC launches welder-fabricator apprenticeship program

Waukesha County Technical College has launched the first comprehensive welding-metal fabrication apprenticeship program in southeastern Wisconsin. The program is structured for four years, or 8,000 hours, including 7,560 hours of on-the-job learning.

Read more: Welder-fabricator program launched at WCTC

NWTC celebrates successful apprenticeship program

Many of Northeast Wisconsin Technical College’s 850 apprentices showed off their skills as part of an event Monday in Green Bay. NWTC offers more than 40 apprenticeships throughout its campuses.

Read more: NWTC's Apprenticeship program

WITC, UW-Superior announce articulation agreement in Early Childhood Education

Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College or any WTCS student with an Early Childhood Education Associate of Applied Science degree can make a seamless transition to UW-Superior by transferring the credits they earned for a bachelor degree in Elementary Education with an Early Childhood minor.

Read more: New articulation agreement in Elementary Education

Generac CEO lauds efforts of School2Skills program

The School2Skills program gives high school students in Waukesha County the opportunity to tour local manufacturers and see the innovative technology in the area. The tours finish at Waukesha County Technical College, where those students in attendance learn about the schooling required to pursue a career in the manufacturing field.

Read more: How to grow businesses, attract young employees?

NWTC receives equipment for K9 training center

Thanks to a generous donation, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College Public Safety will have a K9 training center. Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation has donated more than $4,600 in equipment to the NWTC Educational Foundation. 

Read more: Northeast Wisconsin Technical College receives equipment for K9 program

High school students get sneak peek into potential career opportunities

From mentoring programs to job shadow opportunities, business and education are seeking ways to develop a much-needed, and an employable, workforce early. School districts across the state have embraced education-business partnerships and workplace learning opportunities for students.

Read more: Teens get inside scoop of host of careers

Madison College unveils new culinary facility

The culinary facility is part of a $31 million renovation of Madison College’s Truax campus that will run through next summer. The next set of projects, including a new cafeteria and kitchen for the college’s food staff, will wrap up in January.

Read more: New MATC culinary facility aims to fill kitchens with new chefs

More women interested in CVTC automotive programs

These students at Chippewa Valley Technical College (CVTC) are challenging the myth that only men want to become automotive technicians. The number of female students in the programs jumped from zero last year to nine in one year.

Read more: More women applying to CVTC Automotive Maintenance Program

WITC, New Richmond High School partner to create career pathway in healthcare

Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College and New Richmond High School have teamed up to create a medical terminology course at the high school as part of a healthcare pathway. The course would be dual-credit, earning the students credit at the high school as well as at WITC.

Read more:  New Richmond Board of Education approves new course as part of healthcare pathway

GTC signs transfer agreement with Cardinal Stritch

Gateway Technical College and Cardinal Stritch University have signed a transfer agreement will allow Gateway associate degree graduates to transfer credits to Cardinal Stritch in order to earn a bachelor's and master's degree.

Read more: Gateway, Cardinal Stritch partner for new degree pathway

Big trucks show their stuff at CVTC

The seventh annual Big Rig Truck & Tractor show was held at Chippewa Valley Technical College (CVTC). The show attracted nice-looking machines for the public to get up close and check out.

Read more: Big trucks roll into Eau Claire

NWTC and UW-Green Bay launch collaborative nursing degree program

NURSE 1-2-1, a new collaborative program developed by UW‑Green Bay and Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC), brings together the region’s best nursing educators and teaching healthcare technologies to create a single, cost-effective nursing program to meet growing healthcare demands, both in the numbers entering the profession and the depth of their nursing education.

Read more: Area Colleges Team Up to Take on Nursing Shortage

GTC has sights set on Kenosha airport for training track

Kenosha Regional Airport may soon be home to Gateway Technical College’s emergency vehicle training track. The Airport Commission recently approved a request from Gateway for the track. The project now awaits financial and Federal Aviation Administration approvals to build the approximately $3 million track on 8.5 acres of a remote section of the airport.

Read more: Gateway eyes airport for test track

FVTC and NWTC unveil new student housing complexes

Fox Valley Technical College and Northeast Wisconsin Technical College have completed additions of new student housing. FVTC’s Tech Village saw several international students move in Sunday, one day ahead of its grand opening on Monday. The Orchards is NWTC’s first student housing option ever as well.

Read more: Area technical colleges prepare to unveil student housing complexes

Western to celebrate new location in Sparta

Western Technical College in Sparta will hold a ribbon-cutting event for the College Prep and Transitional Education Center from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, at the new location, 112 S. Water St. in Sparta.

Read more: Western to celebrate new Sparta location

NWTC offers sneak peak of new Business Information Technology center

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College is giving the public at look at its new Business Information Technology center on the Green Bay campus. The college's Business Information Technology building is currently undergoing an $8.5-million renovation and expansion project.

Read more: NWTC gives sneak peek of new building renovations

NWTC working to meet the need for IT workers

A $10 million project is underway at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) to address the skilled workers shortage in the field of Information Technology, where workers begin jobs with salaries between $40,000 and $60,000.

Read more: NWTC expands to fill growing IT field

Madison College expands law enforcement program at regional campuses

Madison College expanded offerings in Criminal Justice-Law Enforcement so that courses for the two-year degree this fall will be held either online or taught at the regional campuses in Portage, Reedsburg, Fort Atkinson and Watertown. Previously, regional campuses offered only introductory courses.

Read more: Madison College expands law enforcement classes in regional campuses

FVTC launches Promise Scholarship program for low-income students

Fox Valley Technical College announces the FVTC Promise scholarship, a program designed to bring a college education within the reach of those who could not otherwise afford it. Starting this fall, the program, which is funded by donors, will be recruiting about 600 high school seniors in the Fox Valley and will continue to do so for the next five years.

Read more:  New scholarship launched at FVTC