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NTC and MSTC invest $1.5 million to expand IT training

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.

Read more: Colleges invest millions in tech training

Madison College offers free tuition program for low-income students

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.

Read more: MATC hopes free tuition program will help local students 'see that college is possible'

Madison College deepens partnership with Edgewood College

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.

Read more: New Articulation Agreements with Madison College Put Students First

Gateway will receive funding to upgrade facilities and equipment

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.

Read more: Gateway board approves $7 million for renovations, equipment

Father, son graduate together from MATC's Funeral Director program

Anderson Randolph and his son share more than just the same name. On Friday, the two will share the stage at Milwaukee Area Technical College's graduation ceremony with a Funeral Director degree.

Read more: Father, son set to graduate from MATC together

Nicolet and Potawatomi tribe partner to offer communication certificates

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.

Read more: Forest County Potawatomi and Nicolet College creates partnership to offer communications certificates

WTCS students awarded ABRA Auto Body & Glass tool grants

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.

Read more: ABRA Auto Body & Glass Awards 11 Students with Tool Grants Through Collision Repair Education Foundation

$4 million renovation project gets underway at WITC

Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College kicked off nearly $4 million in renovation projects with swinging sledgehammers Monday at its Superior campus.

Read more: WITC swings into renovation

FVTC pilot program aims to close skills gap in automotive industry

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.

Read more: FVTC pilot program looking to close skills gap in automotive industry

High school students earn college software certification through Madison College

Dual credit programs like this one at Waunakee High school, allow high school students to earn college credit. This one includes Microsoft Software Certification through Madison College.

Read more: Program lets high school students earn software certification

Senator Baldwin gets up close with GTC partnershps with employers

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.

Read more: Senator Baldwin, technical college advocates, tour Snap-on

Father, daughter to share stage at Madison College graduation

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.

Read more: Father, daughter to graduate together from Madison College

GTC awarded $100,000 scholarship grant from Goldman Sachs

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.

Read more: Goldman Sachs fund awards $100,000 scholarship grant for Gateway students

NWTC to offer state's first Autism Technician Degree

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.

Read more: NWTC starts state-first Autism Technician Degree

Dr. Tracy Pierner named new BTC president

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.

Read more: Blackhawk Tech names Pierner new president

MPTC signs transfer agreement with Wisconsin Lutheran College

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.
Read more: MPTC students: New transfer option to Wisconsin Lutheran College

MATC president Vicki Martin among 2016 Women of Influence

Milwaukee Area Technical College president Vicki Martin is among the first group of Milwaukee Business Journal’s 2016 Women of Influence winners.
Read more: Northwestern Mutual's Botcher, MATC president Martin among 2016 Women of Influence

Companies turn to tech colleges for worker training, education

To keep employees engaged in their jobs, companies are increasingly reaching out to technical colleges for ongoing education and workplace training.
Read more: Companies reach out to colleges for worker training, ongoing education

Gateway featured on White House conference call

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.

Read more: Gateway, SCJ featured on White House conference call

CVTC to offer drone certification classes

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.

Read more: CVTC to Offer Drone Certification Classes