New program at CVTC allows high school students to earn college degrees
February 20, 2017
Chippewa Valley Technical College has unveiled a new program allowing high school students to earn associate degrees — a first in Wisconsin. The program in business management is set to begin in the fall at River Falls High School.
Western reps in Washington to meet with Ron Kind on higher ed
February 16, 2017
Western Technical College representatives spent Wednesday in the nation's capital, learning more about Wisconsin Representative Ron Kind's Higher Education Action Plan to make higher education more affordable.
Gov. Walker promotes education budget ideas at FVTC
February 10, 2017
Walker visited Fox Valley Technical College to take a tour of the new Public Safety Training Center, which opened last year to help law enforcement and firefighters train. He also was there to tout his budget proposal, which he introduced recently to lawmakers in Madison.
CVTC adds Library and Information Services associate degree program
February 9, 2017
Chippewa Valley Technical College will begin offering a Library and Information Services associate degree in August 2017. The degree would apply to people with an interest or a current position working in libraries. There are currently no other undergraduate programs in library science in the state.
Technical college tuition freeze in Gov. Walker’s budget proposal
February 9, 2017
Under provisions announced in Gov. Walker’s executive budget, college students would receive more need-based financial aid and those attending technical schools would have their tuition frozen. The governor’s office estimated the tuition freeze would save about $280 over two years.
WCTC receives donation to provide manufacturing technology upgrade
February 8, 2017
Waukesha County Technical College has received a donation of $188,000 to purchase an automated manufacturing cell for the college’s Automation Systems Technology (AST)/Robotics program. The new FANUC automated manufacturing cell will be located in the college’s Integrated Manufacturing Center, which opened last April.
The Wisconsin Technical College System Board has approved a comeback of the Mechanical Design program at Chippewa Valley Technical College for the fall of 2017. A previous program at CVTC’s Eau Claire campus was discontinued around the early 2000s.
MATC, UWM and MPS launch joint education initiative
February 7, 2017
Milwaukee Area Technical College, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Milwaukee Public Schools officially have launched their joint education initiative, called M³ or M-Cubed. Its goal is to increase retention, graduation and career success of Milwaukee area students.
MATC receives $2.3 million grand to expand nursing program
January 27, 2017
Milwaukee Area Technical College received a $2.3 million grant from United Health Foundation to enable it to double the size of its registered nursing program over the next three years and help address the state’s nursing shortage.
Nicolet receives WEDC grant to expand entrepreneurship programs
January 25, 2017
The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation announced 11 grants statewide from a pool of $500,000 for entrepreneurship support grants. Nicolet College, one of the grant recipients, was given $27,000 to expand its entrepreneurship programs.
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College has started its trial Promise Scholarship, a tuition-free program available exclusively to NWTC district high school seniors who are graduating in 2017 and planning to attend NWTC.
The Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) has recognized Baird for its commitment to technical college education with the Futuremaker Partner award, recognizing the dynamic and enduring partnerships between Wisconsin's technical colleges and their community and employer partners.
Nicolet selected by U.S. Department of Education for financial aid experiment
January 23, 2017
Nicolet College has been selected by the U.S. Department of Education to participate in a national experiment, which focuses on reducing student loan debt. The goal of the study is to keep students aware of their escalating debt as they're progressing through their academic program.
Forest County Potawatomi Foundation creates scholarship program for Wisconsin residents
January 17, 2017
A new scholarship program created by the Forest County Potawatomi Foundation will award a total of $475,000 in scholarships to students enrolled in a high school vocational or technical program, an in-state technical college or an accredited Wisconsin university or four-year college.
The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) recently announced full accreditation for nine business and technology associate degree programs at Chippewa Valley Technical College.
Western President named La Crosse Tribune Person of the Year
January 10, 2017
Western Technical College President Lee Rasch has been named the La Crosse Tribune Person of the Year for 2016. Rasch has spent nearly three decades leading efforts to strengthen the college, its reputation and the downtown where the main campus is located, including a recently completed $80 million project to modernize the college’s facilities and programming.
MSTC receives grant to boost machine tool technician program
December 28, 2016
The Haas Factory Outlet presented Mid-State Technical College with a $15,000 grant, directed to post-secondary programs that teach computer numerical controlled machine technology. The money will be used to fund special student activities designed to enhance the hands-on training in the college’s machine tool technician program.
BTC hopes to offer three new associate degrees and a technical diploma in 2017
December 27, 2016
In fall 2017, BTC hopes to offer three new associate degrees and a new technical diploma. The three applied science associates degrees under consideration are human services, supply-chain management and foundations of teacher education. The technical diploma will be in commercial truck driving.
GTC approves funding for nursing school renovation
December 21, 2016
Gateway Technical College has approved a $1.4 million nursing school renovation that will create a unit with human patient simulators, debriefing rooms and a skills practice and training facility, and the project now awaits approval from the Wisconsin Technical College System board in January.