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Federal grants will expand tech college healthcare career programs

Federal grants totaling $20 million will benefit all 16 Wisconsin technical colleges. Chippewa Valley Technical College will administer the grants intended to expand healthcare training.

Read more: Tech colleges make plans for use of grant money

Skills Academy at Moraine Park Tech meets employer needs

Sixteen students completed 15-week Skills Academy at Moraine Park Technical College. The Skills Academy provides training in welding and computer numerical control (CNC), both are in high demand among Wisconsin employers.

Read more: MPTC students complete boot camps

Construction programs at FVTC meet demand

Construction programs at Fox Valley Technical College (FVTC) are helping to fill demand for construction workers. FVTC offers Residential Building and Construction Management Technology.

Read more: FVTC building program bridges construction skills

National soil expert addresses Western Technical College event

Western Technical College's Farm Business and Production Management Program hosted 70 local farmers for a presentation by Jay Fuhrer, nationally known soil expert.

Read more: Western brings soil expert to Cashton

Student-run restaurant opens at Western Technical College

Culinary Management and Food Production students now have the opportunity to experience real life experiences associated with restaurant management. That's because the Union Bistro Restaurant, located in the Kumm center, is now open to the general public.

Read more: Union Bistro restaurant at Western Technical College now open for business

Federal grant to Wisconsin tech colleges will focus on health care careers

Wisconsin's 16 technical colleges will share $20 million in federal grant money to increase capacity in health care programs. Each college will meet local needs.

Read more: Wisconsin tech colleges meet at CVTC, discuss $20 million grant

New Public Safety Training Center opens at FVTC

Students and professionals will benefit from new public safety training center at Fox Valley Technical College. The facility will host training for police, fire fighters and emergency medical technicians as well as individuals preparing for those careers.

Read more: Multimillion dollar safety training center up and running

FVTC App helps students study anywhere

A program called GammaPlus, funded by a Department of Labor grant, is helping Fox Valley Technical College manufacturing students study. The college is working on a similar series for IT students.

Read more: New Apps Help FVTC Students Study Outside of Class

Lodi High School biotech course provides students with college credit

Lodi High School agriculture teacher Glenda Crook was elected Region III Vice President for the National Association of Agriculture Educators. Crook teaches 13 courses including a biotechnology course aligned with Madison College that provides college credit to students.

Read more: Lodi agriculture teacher in national role

Partnership for student financial literacy honored

The Governor's Council on Financial Literacy has honored the Financial Coaching Services program at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College with the 2014 Financial Literacy Award. This partnership helps students handle money issues and stay in college.

Read more: FISC, NWTC partnership honored

Children can get free dental care at CVTC event

Families can get free dental care for children at the "Give Kids a Smile Day" event Feb. 6 at Chippewa Valley Technical College (CVTC). The event is a partnership between area dentists and the CVTC Dental Clinic.

Read more: "Give Kids a Smile Day" back at CVTC Feb. 6

Waukesha County Technical College appoints new president

The Waukesha County Technical College Board appointed Kaylen Betzig as the new president of the college. Betzig has served as interim president since the retirement of Barbara Prindeville.

Read more: Waukesha County Technical College interim leader appointed college president

Tech college instructors bring experience, relevance to classes

Chippewa Valley Technical College recently recognized two instructors with the Paul and Karen Kohler Adjunct Instructor Excellence Awards. Liz Pickergn, cosmetology instructor, and Sara Scovill, math instructor, were the first recipients of the award.

Read more: CVTC honors former Elmwood business owner

Milwaukee-area education leaders establish partnership

Milwaukee-area education leaders have begun to meet together to discuss ways to collaborate to benefit students and employers. They want to make smooth transitions between high school and higher education.

Read more: New Milwaukee-area education leaders look to collaborate

NWTC changes GED preparations to help students succeed

2015 brought big changes to the GED Test and changes in the way students prepare for the test have helped keep pass rates consistent at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. Previously, students filled out paper exams. Now the test is administered using computers. Educational standards have also changed.

Read more: Students adapt to GED changes

FVTC job training to help underemployed

A $230,000 grant will fund job training at Fox Valley Technical College for under employed in the area. Participants will learn life skills and welding skills. Funding comes from annual U.S. Venture Open and the J.J. Keller Foundation.

Read more: Grant to provide welding training

MPTC students Human Resources students form SHRM chapter

Students in the Human Resources program at Moraine Park Technical College have earned approval from the Society for Human Resources Management to form a local chapter of the organization.

Read more: MPTC group earns chapter

Beloit High School students earn college credit in automotive program

High school students in Beloit are earning job skills, college credit through this automotive program.

Read more: Automotive program at BMHS offers experience, education

WCTC helps students build their futures

An alternative education program lead by Waukesha-Ozaukee-Washington Workforce Development Inc. is giving young adults job skills and high school equivalency diploma education through Waukesha County Technical College.

Read more: Building Futures program preps young adults to join workforce

NTC expanding program offerings in welding

Northcentral Technical College upgraded its welding lab with the help of Miller Electric. The improved facilities allow more students to pursue this high-demand career.

Read more: NTC expands welding lab to meet job demand