WCTC hosts roundtable on HR for the Small Business
March 4, 2015
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.
Wind Energy students will erect tower in Fort Atkinson
February 25, 2015
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.
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.
WCTC Small Business Center helps entrepreneurs get started
February 16, 2015
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.
WCTC instructor receives Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor
February 11, 2015
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.
For lower college debt, consider technical college education
February 10, 2015
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.
Partnership launches welder skills development program
February 10, 2015
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.
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.
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.