Chippewa Valley Technical College will initiate new programs and credentials in agriculture-related fields beginning in August 2017. The offerings include two new associate degree programs and four new technical diplomas as expansions of CVTC’s existing Agriscience Technician program.
NWTC merges with four school districts to form Woodland Academy Consortium
October 25, 2016
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College has joined forces with the school districts of Florence, Niagara, Pembine and Goodman to form the Woodland Academy Consortium in Aurora, Wis. The academy will give high school students the chance to be dually enrolled and begin earning college credits while still in high school.
After serving as president of Western Technical College for 28 years, Lee Rasch will retire on June 30, 2017, at the end of the current academic year. A national search for the seventh Western Technical College president will soon be underway.
Brown Co., schools announce new STEM Innovation Center in Green Bay
October 17, 2016
UW-Green Bay, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College and Brown County have announced the creation of a new Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Innovative Center — a collaborative community effort to support science and engineering programs.
Gateway Technical College and Cardinal Stritch University have signed an agreement that allows GTC nursing students to be concurrently enrolled at Cardinal Stritch. Once a nursing student earns their associate’s degree, they can then take classes towards their bachelor’s degree in nursing at Cardinal Stritch.
100 come to learn safety at CVTC Business & Industry open house
October 7, 2016
CVTC's third annual Business & Industry Safety Day drew more than 100 individuals from across the state. The event provides an opportunity for engineers, students and safety professionals to network around the topic of safety in the workplace.
Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College students enrolled in the Health Sciences Department at the Ashland campus will be able to enjoy vastly improved facilities due to a $900,000 remodeling program that was recently completed. The project also includes the WITC Conference Center and lounge.
Lakeshore Technical College is launching its LTC Promise scholarship program for area high school graduates aimed at helping cover their tuition costs and fees. The scholarship will pay for the portions of a student’s tuition and fees not already covered by other scholarships and state and federal grants.
Western Technical College held a Grand Opening event for its newly completed Integrated Technology Center. The new structure brings together six programs that were previously spread out in different locations, creating a new space for a total of 25 manufacturing programs to help prepare students for the workforce.
WCTC signs transfer agreement with Cardinal Stritch University
September 26, 2016
Waukesha County Technical College and Cardinal Stritch University have entered into an agreement that allows WCTC associate degree graduates to transfer credits they’ve earned at the college and apply them to a Stritch business degree. The partnership will give students a chance to earn their degree online, at WCTC, or a combination of the two.
Western receives $1 million grant to give at-risk youth second chance at education
September 26, 2016
Western Technical College has received a $1 million YouthBuild grant in order to give youth a second chance at education. The U.S. Department of Labor gave grants to organizations in 35 states to provide job training and educational opportunities for at-risk youth between the ages of 16 and 24.
WTCS Board and MSTC honor Marten Machining with Futuremaker's Partner award
September 15, 2016
The Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) Board, in partnership with Mid-State Technical College, honored Marten Machining with its “Futuremakers Partner” award. The award recognizes the dynamic and enduring partnerships between Wisconsin’s technical colleges and their community and employer partners.
WCTC launches welder-fabricator apprenticeship program
September 14, 2016
Waukesha County Technical College has launched the first comprehensive welding-metal fabrication apprenticeship program in southeastern Wisconsin. The program is structured for four years, or 8,000 hours, including 7,560 hours of on-the-job learning.
WITC, UW-Superior announce articulation agreement in Early Childhood Education
September 13, 2016
Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College or any WTCS student with an Early Childhood Education Associate of Applied Science degree can make a seamless transition to UW-Superior by transferring the credits they earned for a bachelor degree in Elementary Education with an Early Childhood minor.
Generac CEO lauds efforts of School2Skills program
September 12, 2016
The School2Skills program gives high school students in Waukesha County the opportunity to tour local manufacturers and see the innovative technology in the area. The tours finish at Waukesha County Technical College, where those students in attendance learn about the schooling required to pursue a career in the manufacturing field.
Thanks to a generous donation, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College Public Safety will have a K9 training center. Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation has donated more than $4,600 in equipment to the NWTC Educational Foundation.
High school students get sneak peek into potential career opportunities
September 7, 2016
From mentoring programs to job shadow opportunities, business and education are seeking ways to develop a much-needed, and an employable, workforce early. School districts across the state have embraced education-business partnerships and workplace learning opportunities for students.
The culinary facility is part of a $31 million renovation of Madison College’s Truax campus that will run through next summer. The next set of projects, including a new cafeteria and kitchen for the college’s food staff, will wrap up in January.