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Wisconsin food manufacturers looking for tech college grads

Food manufacturing is big in Wisconsin and employers are seeking workers with electrical and mechanical skills, programming, robotics and automation skills. 

Read more: Food manufacturing is more than milk and cheese

First IT Careers class under INTERFACE project graduates

Students in the Content Management Certificate program at Moraine Park Technical College are the first graduates under the Information Technology INTERFACE grant. The purpose of the grant is to help develop, improve and expand adult educational pathways to careers in information technology related occupations.

Read more: Moraine Park graduates first IT careers class

Ocean Spray, Gateway Tech partner to show students possible future careers

High school freshmen from the Kenosha area learned about college life, business and career options through a Kenosha Area Chamber of Commerce Business and Education Partners Program.

Read more: Learning about life after high school

Student chefs donate their skills to Sheboygan youth

Lakeshore Technical College culinary students provided a traditional Thanksgiving dinner for about 100 members of the Sheboygan Boys and Girls Club. The event also exposes the youngsters to possible careers and to the college itself.

Read more: LTC chefs treat Boys and Girls Club kids for Thanksgiving

FVTC connects students with small business owners

Small businesses came to Fox Valley Technical College to meet with students at the Small Business Job Fair. Businesses represented included manufacturing, health care, IT, tourism, food service and more.

Read more: FVTC hosts first small business job fair

NWTC celebrates International Education Week

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College is celebrating International Education Week with various events. The college has study abroad opportunities and hosts many international students.

Read more: Celebrate International Education Week

AT&T donates $10,000 to Gateway Tech

A donation from AT&T will provide funds to support and training for at risk youth. The $10,000 Innovation and Investment Award will help expand the College Connection program of the Gateway Technical College Foundation.

Read more: AT&T gives $10,000 to Gateway program

Madison College plans to build culinary training center

A two-story culinary training center will be built at Madison Area Technical College with funds left over from the 2010 referendum. Other projects include barber and baker training spaces, dining halls, student career services, student life and a student lounge.

Read more: Culinary training center the centerpiece of $27.6 million MATC development

NWTC to host Northeast Wisconsin Business Success Summit

Lisa Johnson, vice president of entrepreneurship and innovation for the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, will speak at the Northeast Wisconsin Business Success Summit at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College on Wednesday, Nov. 19.

Read more: Economic Development Corp VP to speak at NWTC

Fox Valley Tech wants to encourage more students to gain dual credits

Recognizing the advantages of earning college credits while in high school, Fox Valley Technical College wants to increase the number of high school students entering the college with some college credits.

Read more: Five things to know about FVTC, high schools in region

Grant will fund MSTC, Weiler Convenience Stores job training partnership

Mid-State Technical College will work with Weiler Convenience to develop curriculum to provide on-the-job training in a retail setting for workers with disabilities. The program will be funded with a Wisconsin Fast Forward grant.

Read more: ODC awarded grant for worker training

Milwaukee manufacturing graduates receive job offers

After 10 weeks of training, graduates of the Mayor's Manufacturing Partnership class received job offers from Milwaukee Gear Co. The program included two days of classes at Waukesha Area Technical College.

Read more: New graduates of manufacturing skills class rewarded with jobs

MATC students travel to national arborist convention

Students from the Milwaukee Area Technical College Arborculture/Urban Forestry Technician program traveled to Connecticut for the Tree Care Industry Association Expo. More than 400 students competed in tree-climbing events.

Read more: Students rise above for tree-climbing competition

Young robot masters compete at Lakeshore Tech College

Elementary school students brought their Lego robots to Lakeshore Technical College for the FIRST Lego League regional competition last week. The competitors raced to solve 12 challenges. FIRST Lego League is an international program designed to engage students in science, technology, engineering and math related activities by challenging them to design robots using Lego bricks.

Read more: Youthful innovation: 49 teams compete at the Lakeshore First Lego Legue regional competitions

Young students learn about manufacturing opportunities in Oshkosh

Eighth grade students from Oshkosh Area School District participated in tours of local manufacturing businesses during Manufacturing Month in October. The students learned about job opportunities for graduates of Fox Valley Technical College.

Read more: Webster Stanley Middle School tours local manufacturers

High school students gain college credit in Early Childhood Education

Students at Beloit Memorial High School who are interested in Early Childhood Education can earn up to 15 credits toward their education at Blackhawk Technical College or University of Wisconsin - Whitewater.

Read more: Classes help students earn credits and gain work experience

Special Report: Employers report difficulties filling jobs

Wisconsin technical colleges are trying to fill the skills gap in Wisconsin. Denise Reimer, dean of Applied Science, Engineering and Technology at Madison College, says young people aren't aware of good jobs with high salaries available to tech college graduates.

Read more: Workers Wanted

BTC helps veterans, displaced workers find new careers

Blackhawk Technical College is collaborating with industry leaders and the Department of Labor to help Wisconsin manufacturers train and attract skilled workers. Dean Garry Krause explains college's role in supporting local economy.

Read more: Blackhawk Technical College helps build skilled workforce

DOL grant addresses health care workforce needs

The Wisconsin Technical College System has received a Department of Labor grant to address emerging health care workforce needs. Mid-State Technical College will receive $555,972 of that award for curriculum changes and instruction in several health care fields.

Read more: Grant an investment in central Wisconsin

Food Maker School to open in Milwaukee

Milwaukee Area Technical College and FaB Wisconsin are moving closer to opening a facility for instructional technical food programs, a pilot-scale sauce production line with co-pack capacity, and laboratories for product development, food analysis and microbiology testing. The Food Maker School and Center of Excellence will provide connections among students, entrepreneurs, existing food businesses, professional service providers, government agencies and FaB.

Read more: FaB and MATC release more details on Food Maker School