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New facility brings programs together to benefit students

New Integrated Technology Center at Western Technical College brings together programs for shared classrooms and labs. The facility also allows for more collaboration in a real-world environment.

Read more: WTC's Integrated Technology Building provides hands-on learning

NWTC construction students landing jobs before they graduate

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College construction students are building cabins for a camp and gaining job skills.

Read more: NWTC students using cabins to prepare for careers

WCTC partners with Mukwonago High School to offer CNA program

Mukwonago, Waukesha County Technical College, and Mukwonago High School have joined together to offer a Nursing Assistant program at Mukwonago High School starting Feb. 29.

Read more: Partnership provides nursing assistant training at Mukwonago High Schoo

Educators, employers and community leaders offer dual-credit opportunities in Southwest Wisconsin

The Career Education Cooperative (CEC) is preparing students for life after high school graduation through on-the-job training and free college courses. CEC will add Laboratory Science and Medical Lab Tech to the current Manufacturing track for high school seniors.

Read more: CEC Prepares For 2016-17 School Year

Employers come to Gateway Tech seeking qualified people

Forty-six employers came to Gateway Technical College this week seeking qualified individuals to fill a variety of positions. More than 300 job seekers rotated through the facility within the first hour. Officials expected up to 500 job seekers for the four-hour event.

Read more: Job fair showcases numerous companies seeking qualified workers

Low-income adults struggle to get through college

This Capital Times article documents the struggles of low-income, homeless students trying to pay for college expenses and support themselves.

Read more: Priced out: Low-income students struggle to meet costs, participate in college community

WITC students create Wishing Tree

Welding students at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College created a Wishing Tree sculpture for the Superior community. Community members are invited to add wishes, hopes and dreams.

Read more: Beat cabin fever

More jobs require skills, training beyond high school

Matt Pommer, state Capitol correspondent, quotes former Southwest Wisconsin Technical College president in his column about the skills gap in Wisconsin.

Read more: Matt Pommer: Why employers struggle to find workers

LTC named among top community colleges

The Aspen Institute has included Lakeshore Technical College among America's top community colleges. LTC will compete for the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence.

Read more: LTC named a top college by AICEP

ProStart gives young culinary students college credit

Milwaukee Public Schools will offer ProStart, a two-year program developed by the National Restaurant Association, at four public high schools as a pilot program. Students who graduate from the ProStart program would receive credits toward Milwaukee Area Technical College's culinary or management degree.

Read more: MPS, restaurateurs announce 2-year culinary arts program

FVTC brings Mobile Transportation Lab to Kaukauna

Fox Valley Technical College showed Kaukauna High School students its Mobile Transportation Laboratory recently. Video shows what they experienced.

Read more: Check out tech college's road trip laboratory

CVTC struggles to meet demand for truck drivers

The trucking industry "pounding on the doors" of Chippewa Valley Technical College looking for qualified drivers. CVTC trains about 80 to 90 new truck drivers each year, not enough to fill the demand in Wisconsin.

Read more: Rising demand, shrinking workforce put pressure on trucking industry

NTC plans to create new dual enrollment program offerings

Increased funding for Wisconsin Fast Forward program will allow Northcentral Technical College to create new career tracks for the dual enrollment programs that allow them to offer college level courses in high school.

Read more: NTC to offer expanded dual enrollment programs thanks to new state funding

MPTC supports middle and high school robotics competition

Teams from throughout Wisconsin competed in the annual Ishmon Harris Memorial VCR Robotics Competition held at the Fond du Lac County Fairgrounds. Craig Habeck, a mechatronics instructor at Moraine Park Technical College, served as one of the judges. The first robotics club was started at MPTC.

Read more: Students game for hoops-shooting robots

New option for LTC graduates to gain bachelor's degree

Students at Lakeshore Technical College (LTC) can take classes simultaneously at Herzing University as a result of a recent agreement between the two institutions. This new flexible option allows LTC associate degree holders to earn a bachelor's degree.

Read more: LTC, Herzing partner for 'Degree Up'

CTE Month promotes Career and Technical Education

Wisconsin promotes Career and Technical Education (CTE) opportunities during CTE Month. The Department of Public Instruction, Wisconsin Technical College System and Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development are joining together to inform students, families, educators, and employers about the value of CTE programs.

Read more: Career and Technical Education a valuable part of a student's academic experience

Governor visits WITC

Governor Scott Walker added Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College to the growing list of technical colleges he has visited to speak about dual enrollment and academic and career planning.

Read more: Gov. Walker visits New Richmond to talk about education

Campaign at NWTC promotes respect for differences

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College has introduced a program called iRespect to promote inclusion, embracing and respecting differences.

Read more: NWTC promotes welcoming environment with new program

Milwaukee program recruits veterans for apprenticeships

Veterans in Milwaukee area earning paycheck while gaining job skills in sheet metal apprenticeship. Helmets to Hardhats connects veterans with unions taking applications for apprenticeship openings or building contractors seeking workers.

Read more: Helmets to Hardhats: Returning veterans find new careers as sheet metal workers

UW-Stout students earn credit for CVTC Law Enforcement Academy

Chippewa Valley Technical College (CVTC) and UW-Stout have formed a partnership to allow students attending the CVTC Law Enforcement Academy to earn academic credit.

Read more: Criminal justice students aided by partnership