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WCTC hosts roundtable on HR for the Small Business

The 560-member Greater Brookfield Chamber of Commerce is partnering with the WCTC Center For Business Performance Solutions for a fact finding roundtable discussion on Human Resources for the Small Business. The program will be held on Friday, March 6, 7:30am – 9:30am at the Q building at the WCTC campus, 800 Main Street, Pewaukee. 

Read more: Greater Brookfield Chamber Partners with WCTC for roundtable

WITC Ag Power students take top honors

Several Agriculture Power and Equipment students at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College had great performances at the Postsecondary Agriculture Students competition.

Read more: WITC Ag Power students take top honors

Wind Energy students will erect tower in Fort Atkinson

Wind Energy students will gain experience buy building a temporary 100-foot tower at the Fort Atkinson campus of Madison College. The Introduction of Wind Energy Technology course provides students with a detailed overview on what it takes to generate wind energy, including siting of a turbine and the basic knowledge and skills needed to explore career opportunities in the industry.

Read more: Temporary wind-energy tower OK'd for MATC

Technical colleges recruiting nursing students to fill openings

Retirements are creating a shortage of nurses and employers are begging for more technical college graduates. Madison College held a job fair featuring nearly 20 local health care facilities. 

Read more: Country dealing with a nurse shortage

Tech Exploration Days at Blackhawk Tech College

Blackhawk Technical College welcomed visitors of all ages to explore the college, meet instructors and try out some of the technology available for students. Another "Tech Exploration Day" will be held Feb. 25 at the new Advanced Manufacturing Training Center in Milton.

Read more: Blackhawk Technical College offers Tech Exploration Days

CVTC students benefit from equipment donation

Pharmacy technician students at Chippewa Valley Technical College will benefit from the donation of an isolator unit from Oakleaf Surgical Hospital in Eau Claire.

Read more: Local hospital donates equipment to CVTC

Apprenticeships are good choice for high school grads

Many Wisconsin companies recruiting for electrician and plumber apprentices. These programs offer income while you learn and good annual salary when you complete and earn certification.

Read more: Plumber, electrician demand grows as economy improves

Young students visit NTC campus

Students from two Wausau middle schools visited Northcentral Technical College last week. They had a chance to experience college life and explore career opportunities.

Read more: Wausau middle school students spend a day at college

Hayward High School CTE students earn college credit

Through a partnership with local business and Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College, Hayward High School students are earning up to 22 college credits in career and technical education courses.

Read more: Career-technical education students at HHS save thousands

Technology allows Nicolet College students to learn together

Nicolet College students at various locations learn together through telepresence. The new technology joins students in Rhinelander with students in Minocqua and Tomahawk.

Read more: New technology advanced learning at Nicolet

WITC students assist with income tax filing

Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College students and alumni are offering free income tax assistance to low-income taxpayers. 

Read more: Free tax preparation available at WITC

WCTC Small Business Center helps entrepreneurs get started

Waukesha County Technical College Small Business Center manager comments on the state of entrepreneurship in Wisconsin. Russ Roberts says passion is key for business start ups. However, entrepreneurs need solid understanding of business too.

Read more: Entrepreneurs take charge of their destiny

Culinary students learn ice carving

Fox Valley Technical College culinary students traveled to the Fish Creek Winter Fest to learn more about carving ice sculptures. 

Read more: The Craft of Ice Carvers

WCTC instructor receives Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor

Retired police Lt. Brian Murphy, a law enforcement instructor at Waukesha County Technical College, received the highest honor given to law enforcement officers who exhibit exceptional courage. He was honored for his actions in the 2012 Sikh temple shooting in Oak Creek.

Read more: Sikh temple hero officers to receive Medal of Valor

For lower college debt, consider technical college education

Student debt is a popular topic in the headlines these days. Student loans have now surpassed a trillion dollars in the United States alone — more debt than Americans hold on credit cards. Calls for a better way are increasing in volume.

Read more: MSTC provides top education with lower debt level

Partnership launches welder skills development program

The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin (HCCW) has partnered with Super Steel LLC of Milwaukee to create a welder skills program. This 18-week program combines job training through Milwaukee Area Technical College and essential life skills training by HCCW.

Read more: Super Steel, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce form welder training partnership

Instructor advises companies to be diligent in protecting data

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College instructor comments on recent data breaches. 

Read more: Local companies not immune from data breaches

Costs of tools could hold apprentices back

Demand for apprentices in construction is growing and more students are enrolling in these programs. Recently Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation provided scholarships to apprentices at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College so they could buy the necessary tools. 

Read more: Scholarships help apprentices buy tools

Performance-based funding could bring more funds to tech colleges

In his Wisconsin state budget proposal, Governor Scott Walker included performance-based funding proposals and a program fee freeze for programs training workers in high-demand careers.

Read more: Walker seeks performance-based funding for tech colleges

Career Day event shows students options at WITC

More than 300 high school students got some hands-on experience with the types of careers possible through technical college education at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College this week. Career Day is an annual event shows how the world of work requires higher education and training.

Read more: Over 300 area high school students attend WITC Career Day