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WTCS helped land Foxconn, will help train workforce

Executives from Foxconn, one of the world’s largest electronics manufacturers, met with leaders of the Wisconsin Technical College System prior to making the decision to build a facility of Wisconsin. WTCS will help train a workforce to support the tech industry. 

Read more: Technical college system helped land Foxconn

CVTC, Herzing partner to help lower tuition costs for nursing students

Chippewa Valley Technical College has partnered with Herzing University Online to create the DEGREE UP program. The program allows nursing students to earn college credits from two colleges simultaneously, while paying only CVTC’s tuition rates.

Read more: CVTC, Herzing University partner to provide nursing "DEGREE UP" program

NWTC wins national student success award

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, Morgan State University, and Montana State University Northern were named winners of the 2017 Hobsons Education Advances Awards. Morgan State University and NWTC tied for this year’s Student Success award.

Read more: Maryland, Wisconsin, and Montana Higher Ed Institutions Win 2017 Hobsons Education Advances Awards

New website hopes to connect college students with internships

The website is a new tool that seeks to boost the number of Wisconsin college students with internships. The project is partnership between the DWD, the Wisconsin Technical College System, the UW System and the Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities.

Read more: State launches site to connect students with internships

WTCS Board approves addition to CVTC

The Wisconsin Technical College System Board of Directors on has approved a $1.5 million addition to the Chippewa Valley Technical College campus at River Falls. Construction of the 7,200-square foot addition will begin in March 2018, with completion the following August. 

Read more: State Board Oks Addition to CVTC River Falls Campus

NWTC Learning and Innovation Center to open in Sister Bay in January 2018

A new Northeast Wisconsin Technical College site will open in Sister Bay in January 2018. The NWTC Learning and Innovation Center will include a commercial kitchen, culinary teaching space and innovation lab among other facilities.

Read more: NWTC site in Sister Bay opens in January

FVTC receives grant to offer entrepreneurship training for military veterans

The Venture Center at Fox Valley Technical College received a grant from the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs to offer the region’s first-ever entrepreneurship training experience designed for United States military veterans.

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WTCS and Nicolet honor VCEDC with Futuremaker Partner award

The Wisconsin Technical College System and Nicolet College have chosen Vilas County Economic Development Corporation as a recipient of the Futuremaker Partner award. The award recognizes the dynamic and enduring partnerships between Wisconsin's technical colleges and employers.

Read more: VCEDC named Futuremaker Partner

LTC partners with Wisconsin Agriculture Education Center

Lakeshore Technical College is partnering with the Wisconsin Agricultural Education Center to provide new space for students in the school’s Dairy Herd Management and Agribusiness and Technology programs. The ag center is expected to cost about $13 million and open in spring 2018.


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Nicolet College to offer personal safety classes this summer

Nicolet College will offer two personal safety classes multiple times in July and August at its Rhinelander campus. One class is a two-hour overview on how to stay safe and defend yourself. The second, four-hour class will feature additional demonstrations and hands-on activities.

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Girls learn about protective services at CampHERO

Nearly 200 girls ranging from kindergarten to recent high school graduates will be learning about fingerprinting, cutting apart cars and propelling from buildings at CampHERO. Partnering with Girl Scouts of Wisconsin-Badgerland, CampHERO allows young girls to learn what it is like to work in protective services.

Read more: CampHERO teaches young girls about protective services, builds confidence

LTC, WAEC team up to provide new space for ag students

Lakeshore Technical College has teamed up with the Wisconsin Agriculture Education Center to provide a new space for future students in the college’s Dairy Herd Management and Agribusiness and Technology programs. Classes are expected to begin in the new building starting in Spring 2018.

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Grant from WTCS helps pay for BTC mobile live fire training unit

BTC College officials received a $150,000 grant from the Wisconsin Technical College System to help pay for a new mobile live fire training unit. BTC offers a fire protection technician associate's degree, which includes courses such as fire behavior and combustion, fire investigation, and fire protection hydraulics. 

Read more: BTC mobile lab trains students, firefighters

WCTC launches new mechatronics apprenticeship program

Waukesha County Technical College has launched a new Mechatronics Technician Registered Apprenticeship program for Wisconsin manufacturers. The program will start next fall in the college’s Generac Integrated Manufacturing Lab.

Read more: New apprenticeship program launches at WCTC

CVTC to add culinary, other programs to support local employer needs

Chippewa Valley Technical College has approved $3 million worth of renovations and expansions to two of its campuses. The college will add a culinary program to its campus in Eau Claire and will also expand the River Falls campus to accommodate the growing enrollment.

Read more: CVTC board approves expansion and renovation projects; adds new programs

Gateway awarded WEDC grant for its startup accelerator program

Gateway Technical College has received an $80,000 grant from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. for its Launch Box Accelerator Program. Gateway plans to use the funds to help 10 teams of entrepreneurs launch or expand their companies. 

Read more: Gateway Technical College receives WEDC grant for startup accelerator

CVTC awarded nearly $900,000 in grant money

Chippewa Valley Technical College has been awarded with a Smart Manufacturing and Resources for Transforming the Future grant totaling nearly $900,000. The money received from the National Science Foundation is aimed at preparing students for careers in fields like IT and manufacturing.

Read more: Area technical college receives nearly $900,000 in grant money

Trump visits WCTC to promote apprenticeship programs

President Donald Trump and his daughter Ivanka will join Governor Scott Walker at Waukesha County Technical College to promote apprenticeships in the skilled trades. Trump's visit comes during the White House's "Workforce Development Week" — an attempt to increase interest in the skilled trades and increase the supply of workers.

Read more: Trump to promote skilled-trade apprenticeships in Wisconsin visit, where demand is outpacing supply

Madison College plans to install largest rooftop solar energy system in the state

Madison College will begin installation of Wisconsin’s largest rooftop solar energy system in the summer of 2018. The $2.3 million project could save the college more than $200,000 a year in electricity costs. 

Read more: Madison Area Technical College rooftop solar energy system would be largest in the state

WTCS selected to receive challenge grant from Lumina Foundation

The Wisconsin Technical College System, the University of Wisconsin System and the Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities have been jointly selected to receive a $99,900 attainment challenge grant from Lumina Foundation of Indianapolis.

Read more: Lumina Foundation Awards Challenge Grant to Wisconsin