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MPTC students show their business skills at national conference

Four students from Moraine Park Technical College competed in the National Business Professionals of America Leadership Conference recently. 

Read more: Moraine Park students place in national business competition

BTC President announces retirement plans

Tom Eckert, president of Blackhawk Technical College, announced he will be retiring after the 2015-16 school year. Read more from gazettextra.com.

Read more: Blackhawk Tech President stepping down after 2015-16 school year

FVTC gains approval to construct student dorm

Fox Valley Technical College is moving ahead with plans to build a student dormitory at the main campus. View video from nbc26.com.

Read more: FVTC getting new dorm

CVTC will use federal grant to provide health care employment training

A three-year grant will help 148 students at Chippewa Valley Technical College gain skills necessary for health care careers. The $20 million grant will be shared among Wisconsin's 16 technical colleges.

Read more: Additional health care programs from federal grant

WTCS Board elects Schwantes president

The Board of the Wisconsin Technical College System has elected John Schwantes, director of plant member services at Johnsonville Sausage, to serve as its president.

Read more: Schwantes elected WTCS Board president

Technical college advisor runs successful prototype business

Steve Grundahl, owner of Midwest Prototyping, serves on the advisory board for Madison College's mechanical design program and provides guidance to the prototype of and design program at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. Read more about him from madison.com.

Read more: Executive Q& A: Need a part? Steve Grundahl's Midwest Prototyping can make it for you

Waukesha County Technical College to offer free welding courses/certificate

Waukesha County Technical College is offering free welding classes beginning August 22 in response to employers' need for welders. The courses, funded with a U.S. Department of Labor grant, come on the heels of similar courses offered at Milwaukee Area Technical College.

Read more: Waukesha County Technical College to offer free welding classes

Wisconsin educational partnership wins national recognition

The Manufacturing Skills Standards Council has recognized GPS Education Partners, funded by Milwaukee-based Harley Davidson, with its Authorized Center Award. The partnership includes Waukesha County Technical College along with 115 manufacturers and 35 school districts across Wisconsin. Read more from biztimes.com.

Read more: GPS Partners wins national award

Gateway student honored for floral design

Rachel Sullins, a student at Gateway Technical College, earned a first place in the Body Flowers category at the American Institute of Floral Designers Student Floral Design Competition. 

Read more: Students Win Big at AIFD Student Design Competition

NWTC instructor honored by BAC

The International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers (BAC) has named John Zellner as the John B. Scola Instructor of the year. Zellner teaches masonry and construction. 

Read more: NWtC teacher is honored as the international instructor of the year

WCTC student wins AMBA scholarship

Thomas Lang, a student at Waukesha County Technical College, was awarded a scholarship by the American Mold Builders Association. Lang will receive $1,000. Imperial Tool & Plastics is the local sponsor. 

Read more: AMBA awards 10 scholarships

More Wisconsin high school students taking advantage of dual credit options

Thousands more Wisconsin students are gaining college credits while they are still in high school. These students are saving time and money. Listen to report on WPR.

Read more: Number of Wisconsin High Schoolers Getting College Credit Early Has Almost Doubled Since 2010

Nicolet offers new diploma to meet demand for substance abuse counselors

Students and professionals in the Northwoods will have a new opportunity for training in substance abuse counseling. Nicolet College will begin offering a technical diploma in substance abuse counseling this fall. View video from wjfw.com.

Read more: Nicolet College will offer a new technical diploma starting this fall

Latino group offers scholarships to south-central Wisconsin students

Latinos United for College Education Scholarships (LUCES), will award scholarships based on educational achievement, financial hardship and community involvement. Upcoming Gala will raise funds for the scholarships. Read more from madison.com.

Read more: A helping head for college-bound Latino students

"Reverse transfer" agreement signed by UW-Madison, tech colleges

A new agreement between the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the UW System and two Wisconsin technical colleges will allow students to earn an associate degree while pursuing bachelor's. Read more from jsonline.com.

Read more: Uw-Madison, two-year campuses hope to increase associate degree holders

Western Tech honored for sustainability efforts

Western Technical College is among 19 finalists for the annual Climate Leadership Awards offered by Second Nature, a national nonprofit. Read more from lacrossetribune.com.

Read more: Western named finalist in climate leadership competition

Nursing is popular program at CVTC

Nursing programs at Chippewa Valley Technical College are popular among students and graduates are in high demand. However, a lack of clinical placements creates a waiting list. Read more from chippewa.com.

Read more: Careers of the future in health care

Teachers learn more about solar energy at Madison College

Madison College hosted a Wisconsin Solar Educator Academy to provide hands-on training for high school and college instructors. Read more from madison.com.

Read more: School Spotlight: Teachers get a lesson in solar power at MATC camp

Lakeshore and Moraine Park Technical Colleges offer agribusiness degree

Moraine Park Technical College will be partnering with Lakeshore Technical College to offer an agribusiness degree. Courses include: soil science, crop production and management, livestock management, pest control and on the business side sales, marketing and business plans. Read more from kfiz.com.

Read more: MPTC offers agribusiness degree through partnership

MPTC students compete in National SkillsUSA Championships

Moraine Park Technical College students showed off their skills at the National SkillsUSA Championships held in Louisville, KY, recently. Read more from fdlreporter.com.

Read more: FDL area college notes