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Nicolet College hosts state Senate economic development meeting

Business leaders and education leaders told the Senate Committee on Economic Development and Commerce their concerns at a listening session held at Nicolet College on Monday.

Read more: Senate committee hears area economic concerns

NWTC Small Business Development Center helps inventor

With help from the Northeast Wisconsin Technical College Small Business Development Center, Brian Bartel developed a new kind of bicycle trailer or "hybrid electric articulated vehicle."

Read more: Green Bay man reinvents wheel, gets patent

STEM Scouts' lab will be at Mid-State Tech

A new Boy Scouts of America program called STEM Scouts will use a lab at Mid-State Technical College. The Samoset Council is one of only 12 in the nation chosen to launch the program.

Read more: STEM Scouts to put kids in science careers

Blackhawk Tech celebrates advanced manufacturing

In observance of National Manufacturing Month, Blackhawk Technical College has scheduled several events showing the college's commitment to industry in the area. The formal opening of the new Advanced Manufacturing Training Center in Milton will take place Saturday, Oct. 10.

Read more: Blackhawk Technical College celebrates advanced manufacturing

Scholarship benefits FVTC aeronautics students

Two Sonex Aircraft team members will be remembered with scholarships. The Mike Clark Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to high school seniors who plan to attend Fox Valley Technical College's aviation programs.

Read more: Sonex Aircraft establishes scholarships

Heavy Metal Tour gives students inside look at manufacturing

More than 3,500 8th graders toured metal manufacturing companies this week to learn more about careers in manufacturing. Wisconsin technical colleges partnered with manufacturing businesses to offer the "Heavy Metal Tour."

Read more: Students learn more about manufacturing jobs during the Heavy Metal Tour

Wisconsin will strengthen career and tech ed

Wisconsin is one of 17 states that joined the Career Readiness Initiative and took a pledge to make career and technical education (CTE) programs more responsive to the labor market.

Read more: Career readiness takes center stage

CVTC to host Solar Power Wisconsin conference

Scott Robinson has been fascinated with solar power for decades. He operates Chippewa Valley Alternative Energy and will be taking part in the Solar Power Wisconsin energy conference on Oct. 24.

Read more: Company helps switch to solar

E.K. Machine sees benefits of youth apprenticeship

E.K. Machining showed off its youth apprenticeship program during a Manufacturing Month event. This year, the business is employing seven youth apprentices from four different school districts and two technical colleges. Morna Foy, president of the Wisconsin Technical College System, joined in the event.

Read more: At E.K. Machine, apprenticeship program keeps growing

Governor Walker visits CVTC Applied Technology Center

Governor Scott Walker visited Chippewa Valley Technical College's Applied Technology Center Tuesday to speak with students and staff about Wisconsin's manufacturing industry.

Read more: Governor Walker visits CVTC, gives response to civil service bill discussion

Western, La Crosse Chamber host Wisconsin Education Fair

Representatives from more than 90 Midwest colleges and universities met with students at the La Crosse Center recently. Wisconsin Education Fairs are being held around the state this month.

Read more: High school juniors learn about careers and college at annual expo

CVTC shows high school students employment possibilities

Ag Star Financial Services' Fund for Rural America has made a grant to River Falls High school for new welding equipment. Chippewa Valley Technical College works with the school to expose students to career possibilities in fields like agriculture.

Read more: Grant to help spark River Falls students' interest in welding

Agreement assures Madison College grads acceptance to degree completion program

Under a new articulation agreement with UW-Baraboo Madison College graduates with an associate or applied associate degree will be accepted into the bachelor of applied arts and sciences degree completion program.

Read more: UW-Baraboo to allow MATC grads into program

MSTC civil engineering students analyze golf course site

Students from Mid-State Technical College's civil engineering program conducted a topographical analysis of the site for a new golf course in Rome, Wisc. The project gave them practical, hands-on experience.

Read more: Civil engineering students from MSTC get hands-on work at new Adams County golf course

Inmates trained for Braille translation at FVTC

Forty-seven inmates have graduated from a Fox Valley Technical College program that trains them to covert books to Braille for blind readers.

Read more: Wisconsin inmates help to open books for the blind

WCTC hosts Waukesha MADE Career Pathway Expo for high school students

More than 30 employers participated in the first Waukesha MADE (Manufacturing, Automotive, Design and Engineering) Career Pathway Expo. Students saw how technology is used in construction, manufacturing and several other fields.

Read more: How's a career MADE? Waukesha students explore options at WCTC expo

WCTC dean will lead panel for Manufacturing Summit

Joe Weitzer, dean of the Center for Business Performance Solutions at Waukesha County Technical College, will lead a discussion on "Riding the Ups and downs of the 'New Normal" at the 2015 BizTimes Manufacturing Summit on Oct. 6.

Read more: Manufacturing Summit to focus on strategies and best practices for the 'new normal'

Op/Ed: Life-saving bioscience being done at Madison College

In a recent editorial Rep. Chris Taylor mentioned the $661,000 grant Madison College received from the National Science Foundation for their stem cell technology and regenerative medicine program.

Read more: Real miracle happens in labs at UW-Madison

Educators try out programs at CVTC event

School administrators, teachers and job placement staff came to Chippewa Valley Technical College recently to experience the variety of programs offered by the college. Participants got hands-on experience with welding, Electrical Power Distribution, HVAC, truck driving and agriculture.

Read more: Educators get hands-on look at CVTC programs

NTC Public Safety Center hosts firefighter, EMS training event

Firefighters from all over Wisconsin came to Northcentral Technical College's Public Safety Center of Excellence over the weekend to refresh their skills, teach and learn new skills.

Read more: Northcentral Technical College offers fourth annual Fire and EMS University