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NWTC, others receive major national grant to help improve student outcomes

With support from The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, InsideTrack will work with leaders from Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, Austin Community College, East Mississippi Community College and a California-based institution, to build and maintain data-driven student success coaching and advising programs.

Read more: Major National Grant Helps Community Colleges Build Capacity for Next Generation Coaching and Advising with InsideTrack

WTCS receives $1.3 million Student Success Center grant from Great Lakes

The Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) recently learned that a $1.3 million, three-year grant from Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation & Affiliates will allow Wisconsin to become the 14th state to implement a “Student Success Center.”

Read more: Great Lakes awards $1.3 Million Student Success Center grant to WTCS

MATC, local non-profit partner to help meet construction industry demands

As part of ongoing efforts to find people for the growing number of construction jobs needed to meet the activity boom in the Milwaukee region, Milwaukee Area Technical College and WRTP/BIG STEP announced a joint program called the Milwaukee Skilled Trades Consortium.

Read more: MATC, WRTP/BIG STEP partner to meet construction industry demands

New program gives Green Bay-area students opportunity to graduate with at least 15 college credits

Turbocharge with College Credit is a K-16 partnership between the Green Bay Area Public Schools, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College and the UW-Green Bay in an effort to successfully transition high school graduates to postsecondary education. The program allows them to earn college credit towards a certificate, credential or degree upon graduation.

Read more: Green Bay-area schools to offer college credits for all students

Dr. Roger Stanford named new Western president

Western Technical College has announced Dr. Roger Stanford as the new president. He is the seventh president in the school's history. Prior to coming to Western, he served as the Vice President of Instruction at Chippewa Valley Technical College in Eau Claire.

Read more: Western Technical College announces new President

WCTC to offer free short-term training in welding and automotive maintenance

Waukesha County Technical College will offer free short-term training in welding and automotive maintenance for a total of 36 young adults. The program is open to those ages 18 to 24 with a high-school diploma or GED, eighth grade math and reading skills and the ability to start training by summer 2017.

Read more: WCTC to offer free welding, automotive training

MPTC launches Promise Program to fund tuition for low-income students

A new program launched at Moraine Park Technical College will allow low-income students from area high schools to be eligible for free college tuition. Students graduating in 2018 will be the first to take advantage of this opportunity. 

Read more: MPTC offers free college to low-income students

NTC, WITC listed among 50 Best Community Colleges for 2016-17

Using data from Aspen Institute’s College Excellence Program, Payscale and individual community colleges, College Choice has compiled a list of the 50 best community colleges in the country. Determining factors include first-year retention rates, three-year graduation rates, credentials awarded, etc.

Read more: 50 Best Community Colleges for 2016-2017

Western, Viterbo explore collaborative engineering degree program

Students may soon have a new engineering degree program, thanks to a collaborative between Western Technical College and Viterbo University. Details are still being finalized, but a potential program would allow students to spend two years at Western, then finish a four-year program at Viterbo.

Read more: Western, Viterbo begin exploring potential engineering program

WCTC announces new Manufacturing Engineering Technology program

With support from Quad/Graphics, WCTC has announced a new Manufacturing Engineering Technology program scheduled to launch in August 2017. The program will provide students with an understanding of manufacturing processes, materials, safety and quality.


Read more: Quad/Graphics Champions Manufacturing Engineering Technology Program at Waukesha County Technical College

LTC opens new Advanced Automotive Technology Center

At a dedication ceremony, The Advanced Automotive Technology Center at Lakeshore Technical College was officially open for business. The $3 million automotive repair lab is a 10,000 square foot high-tech classroom.

Read more: Lakeshore Technical College dedicates automotive technology center

WTCS, DHS and others partner to create Wisconsin Caregiver Career Program

The Department of Health Services (DHS) has received federal approval to move forward with an investment to implement the Wisconsin Caregiver Career Program, designed to add up to 3,000 nurse aides to the workforce. DHS is developing the program in partnership with nursing homes, LeadingAge Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Health Care Association and the Wisconsin Technical College System. 

Read more: State launches caregiver career program

MATC receives grant to build transportation center and expand automotive programs

Thanks to a $3 million grant, Milwaukee Area Technical College will create a new transportation center and expand its automotive programs. The grant comes from Tom Hurvis, chairman of Illinois-based Old World Industries, which is the parent company of PEAK automotive brand.

Read more: MATC creating Al Hurvis/PEAK Transportation Center with $3 million grant

CVTC, UW-Stout sign transfer agreement for Liberal Arts students

Chippewa Valley Technical College and the University of Wisconsin-Stout and have reached an agreement in which CVTC Liberal Arts students seeking to transfer to the university will be guaranteed admission. 

Read more: UW-Stout to guarantee admission to CVTC transfers

WTCS Board honors Phillips-Medisize as Futuremaker Partner

The Wisconsin Technical College System and Chippewa Valley Technical College have honored Phillips-Medisize Corporation as a Futuremaker Partner for its commitment to technical college education.

Read more: Phillips-Medisize named WTCS Futuremaker Partner

LTC names Dr. Paul Carlsen new president

After conducting a national search, the Lakeshore Technical College Board has announced Dr. Paul Carlsen, chief content officer for the Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS), as next president of LTC. Carlsen will succeed Dr. Michael Lanser, who will retire after serving 14 years as president.

Read more: Lakeshore Technical College Board Announces New President

Agreement between Mid-State, UWSP will help nursing students get degrees faster

The Partnership Program, an agreement between Mid-State Technical College and UW-Stevens Point, will give nursing students an easier path to earning both an associate degree from MSTC and a bachelor's degree from UWSP.

Read more: New option means nursing degrees faster

NWTC to launch to two new agriculture programs next fall

Two new agriculture programs will begin at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College in the fall due to increased inquiry from farmers. Students will now be able to continue their agriculture studies at NWTC and earn a one-year technical degree or two-year associate's degree.

Read more: New NWTC programs aim to help farmers

Dr. Shelly Mondeik named new Mid-State president

Mid-State Technical College has chosen Dr. Shelly Mondeik as the college’s sixth president. Mondeik will join the college on June 1.

Read more: Mid-State Technical College selects Dr. Shelly Mondeik as sixth president

WPS offers scholarships to students planning to enroll in technical college

The Wisconsin Public Service (WPS) Foundation is offering scholarships for high school seniors whose parents are WPS customers and are planning on attending technical college as a full-time student. Students have until April 15th to apply for the scholarship.

Read more: WPS Offering Technical College Scholarship