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MSTC has two new transfer agreements in place with the UW-Stout

Mid-State Technical College has two new transfer agreements in place with the University of Wisconsin-Stout. The agreements allow for Mid-State students completing an associate degree in Gerontology or Health & Wellness programs to transfer directly to the bachelor of science in Development & Family Studies program at UW-Stout.

Read more: Mid-State offering new transfer agreements

FVTC expands welding and metal fabrication facilities

Fox Valley Technical College is investing $1.7 million to expand its welding and metal fabrication labs at its Grand Chute campus. The college has added five robotic arc welding cells, a new arc welding system and a metallurgy lab.

Read more: FVTC Expands Welding & Fab Training Facilities

NWTC breaks ground on new transportation center

Work has officially begun on the new transportation center at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. The 62,000-square foot building will house the college’s automotive, auto collision, diesel and heavy truck programs. The transportation center is expected to be completed by fall 2017.

Read more: NWTC to begin work on Transportation Center

Gateway Promise program receives $250,000 donation

Kenall Manufacturing in Kenosha has donated $250,000 to Gateway Technical College to support its Gateway Promise program. In recognition of the gift, GTC will name its new training center on its Kenosha campus the Kenall Protective Services Training Center.

 

Read more: Kenall donates $250,000 to Gateway Technical College

CVTC to start culinary program in 2018

Industry demand has led the Chippewa Valley Technical College District Board to approve a culinary program which will begin in fall 2018, with initial enrollment for 24 students. CVTC formerly had a Hotel and Restaurant Management program, which was discontinued in 2010.

Read more: CVTC Board Approves Culinary Program

NWTC adds culinary specialist degree

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College is set to launch a culinary specialist technical diploma in the Spring 2017 semester. The 31-credit program qualifies students for jobs including sous chef, banquet chef, pastry chef, restaurant owner, restaurant manager and personal chef.

Read more: NWTC to offer culinary specialist degree

Gateway, DWD partner to offer no-cost, short-term training programs

The Southeast Wisconsin Workforce Development Board and Gateway Technical College have partnered to offer short-term training programs that equip local residents with the skills and credentials to secure in-demand jobs as computer numerical control machine operators and telecommunications cable installers.

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Western grads honored as 2016 Distinguished Alumnus

Jeff and Brian Wieser, two Western Technical College alumni, have been recognized by the Wisconsin Technical College District Boards Association as the 2016 Distinguished Alumnus Award recipients.

Read more: Western Alumni receive technical college award

FVTC receives educational diversity award

Fox Valley Technical College is the first technical college in the state to be awarded the Ann Lydecker Educational Diversity Award, after more than doubling its minority student population over the last five years.

Read more: Fox Valley Tech’s diverse student population earns recognition

WTCS honors Church Mutual with “Futuremakers Partner" award

The Wisconsin Technical College System and Northcentral Technical College have honored Church Mutual Insurance Company for their commitment to technical college education. The award recognizes the dynamic and enduring partnerships between Wisconsin's technical colleges and their community and employer partners.

Read more: Church Mutual Named WTCS Futuremakers Partner

Gateway president speaks at White House Community College event

Gateway Technical College President Bryan Albrecht spoke at a White House Community College Convening event, joining a lineup that included college presidents, policymakers, elected officials and business leaders. The event was hosted by Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, and other White House administration officials.

Read more: Gateway President Albrecht speaks at White House

Western celebrates grand opening at Viroqua campus

Western Technical College’s Viroqua campus celebrated the end of a major remodeling project with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Renovation of the Viroqua campus started in August 2013, and was completed in two phases.

Read more: Western Technical College hosts grand opening at Viroqua campus

CVTC expands ag program offerings

Chippewa Valley Technical College will initiate new programs and credentials in agriculture-related fields beginning in August 2017. The offerings include two new associate degree programs and four new technical diplomas as expansions of CVTC’s existing Agriscience Technician program.

Read more: CVTC Expands Agriculture Programs

NWTC merges with four school districts to form Woodland Academy Consortium

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College has joined forces with the school districts of Florence, Niagara, Pembine and Goodman to form the Woodland Academy Consortium in Aurora, Wis. The academy will give high school students the chance to be dually enrolled and begin earning college credits while still in high school.

Read more: NWTC merges with school districts

Western president announces retirement plans

After serving as president of Western Technical College for 28 years, Lee Rasch will retire on June 30, 2017, at the end of the current academic year. A national search for the seventh Western Technical College president will soon be underway.

Read more: Western Technical College president announces retirement

Brown Co., schools announce new STEM Innovation Center in Green Bay

UW-Green Bay, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College and Brown County have announced the creation of a new Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Innovative Center — a collaborative community effort to support science and engineering programs.

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Western Technical College unveils the new Coleman Center

The opening of the new Coleman Center at Western Technical College increases classroom space by 22 percent. The remodel began in 2013 as part of the 2012 referendum approved by voters.

Read more: Western unveils new Coleman Center

GTC, Cardinal Stritch sign concurrent enrollment deal

Gateway Technical College and Cardinal Stritch University have signed an agreement that allows GTC nursing students to be concurrently enrolled at Cardinal Stritch. Once a nursing student earns their associate’s degree, they can then take classes towards their bachelor’s degree in nursing at Cardinal Stritch.

Read more: Gateway Technical College, Cardinal Stritch University Pen Enrollment Deal

100 come to learn safety at CVTC Business & Industry open house

CVTC's third annual Business & Industry Safety Day drew more than 100 individuals from across the state. The event provides an opportunity for engineers, students and safety professionals to network around the topic of safety in the workplace. 

Read more: Training at CVTC hopes to spread the word about safety

WITC completes Health Sciences Department remodel

Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College students enrolled in the Health Sciences Department at the Ashland campus will be able to enjoy vastly improved facilities due to a $900,000 remodeling program that was recently completed. The project also includes the WITC Conference Center and lounge.

Read more: Remodeling improves WITC facilities