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CVTC receives Great Lakes grant

Great Lakes Higher Education awarded $75,000 to Chippewa Valley Technical College to provide extra instruction in math to area high school students.
Read more: CVTC grant will help students prepare for college

Bus tour shows manufacturing career opportunities

Students from three Wisconsin high schools toured manufacturing facilities and Mid-State Technical College on this year's Heavy Metal Bus Tour. Jonathan Barry, deputy secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, told them: "There is a future for you in manufacturing."
Read more: Heavy Metal Bus Tour explores manufacturing careers

Students learn about wood working careers

High school students visited Fox Valley Technical College for the Hands-On High Tech event. They learned about machinery used in modern wood working and about career opportunities.
Read more: High school students explore a career in woodworking

Technical colleges produce skilled workers for marine industry

Marine manufacturing has been important to the Wisconsin economy for many years and it will continue to be a significant employer in the future. The North Coast Marine Manufacturing Alliance works with Wisconsin's technical colleges to attract and train more workers for the industry.

Read more: Marine manufacturing remains vital in Wisconsin

Explore truck driving opportunities at FVTC event

Fox Valley Technical College will host at truck driver job fair Thursday, Oct. 30, at the J.J. Keller Transportation Center on the Appleton campus.

Read more: FVTC to host truck driving job fair

MPTC helps Alliance promote manufacturing careers

Moraine Park Technical College is assisting the newly formed Manufacturing Business Alliance of greater Dodge County to promote manufacturing careers.

Read more: Alliance promotes manufacturing jobs

NWTC offers inmates opportunity to earn high school diploma

Door County Jail inmates can work with Northeast Wisconsin Technical College instructors to complete a General Educational Development Certificate or High School Equivalency Degree.

Read more: Door County Jail offers inmates a chance for education

New CNC lab at NWTC will expand opportunities

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, along with the Northeast Wisconsin Manufacturing Alliance and Governor Scott Walker, formally unveiled a new Computer Mechanical Control lab Friday afternoon. The shop is expected to produce 150 new CNC machinists a year.

Read more: New CNC machinist lab opens at NWTC

CVTC training lineworkers for high demand field

Retirements are creating a large number of openings in the electrical power distribution field. Demand is especially high for lineworkers. Chippewa Valley Technical College is preparing graduates for these jobs.

Read more: Lineworkers in peak demand

Record number of employers at CVTC Career Fair

A record number of employers participated in a Career Fair at Chippewa Valley Technical College last week. Representatives at the event were looking for a wide variety of skills.

Read more: Employers hit CVTC Career Fair in record numbers

Apache Stainless Equipment Corp. loans tank to Madison College

Apache Stainless Equipment Corporation has loaned a custom stainless pharmaceutical tank to Madison Area Technical College for a Manufacturing Month display. The display showcases products made in Wisconsin.

Read more: Apache Stainless Custom Tank On Loan to Madison Area Technical College

NTC opens remodeled and expanded welding lab

A partnership between Miller Electric and Northcentral Technical College has resulted in a new welding facility for the college that will increase the capacity for the welding programs.

Read more: Northcentral Technical College celebrates new welding lab

Federal grant will help NTC expand geriatric program

Northcentral Technical College has announced it will use its share of a three-year Advancing Careers and Training in Healthcare grant to meet the growing demand for geriatric care workers.

Read more: NTC says federal grant money to be used for Geriatric Care

Technical colleges celebrate manufacturing

October is Manufacturing Month and several Wisconsin technical colleges are offering opportunities for students to interact with companies about careers in manufacturing.

Read more: Celebrate Manufacturing in Wisconsin

NWTC students tell stories of nonprofits in short films

YOU magazine has matched local nonprofit organizations with Northeast Wisconsin Technical College film students to tell their stories using visual media.

Read more: Do Good Project shares story of 5 local nonprofits

Manufacturers want women to consider skilled employment

Women are proving they can do skilled jobs. Technical colleges in Wisconsin are turning out women who can "do it all."

Read more: Manufacturers scramble to fill jobs, struggle to recruit women

CVTC provides safety training day for 30+ companies

More than 30 companies benefited from Safety Day employee training at Chippewa Valley Technical College recently. The event included workshops about such topics as electrical and chemical safety, ergonomics, workplace violence and hazardous waste management.

Read more: Workers from local companies attend CVTC Safety Day

CVTC cosmetology students help cancer patients

The Shear Inspiration Salon and Spa at Chippewa Valley Technical College recently opened a wig bank for cancer patients. Cosmetology students provide free wig fitting, cut and style.

Read more: CVTC salon starts wig bank for cancer patients

MPTC promotes metal fabrication careers

There is a demand for metal fabricators in the Fond du Lac area and Moraine Park Technical College is trying to spread the word about the many training programs they provide and the opportunities in this field.

Read more: Metal fabrication has great impact on FDL economy

Gateway grad wins national recognition for entrepreneurship

Gary Krause, a graduate of Gateway Technical College, is president and CEO of EKG Concepts, LLC. He was recently honored by the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship.

Read more: National Assoc for Community College Entrepreneurship Honors Three Community College Alumni for Entrepreneurial Achievemen