FVTC students return home to South Africa to help tackle unemployment
May 24, 2017
Two Fox Valley Technical College international exchange students have returned to South Africa to help tackle the country’s unemployment rate by setting up computer labs. To help start those computers labs, Fox Valley Tech is giving the students 40 computers that were ready to be replaced, along with technology software.
Madison College students guaranteed admission to Edgewood College with certain degrees
May 15, 2017
Madison Area Technical College graduates who earn associate degrees in civil or electrical engineering or human services will be guaranteed admission to Edgewood College under a new agreement between the schools.
GTC signs transfer agreement with Carthage College
May 9, 2017
Gateway Technical College and Carthage College have signed a partnership agreement to allow Gateway students to transfer up to 68 credits to Carthage. The credits can be applied to a bachelor’s degree and many students will be able to start as a junior.
MSTC celebrates grand opening of new Student Services & Information Center
May 3, 2017
Mid-State Technical College staff, city officials and corporate community leaders were on hand for the grand opening of the new Student Services & Information Center at MSTC. The new 5,400-square foot facility, including a 4,200-square foot remodel, was built to centralize student resources as well as give the entrance an updated look.
Gateway opens new Kenall Protective Services Training Center
May 2, 2017
Gateway has officially opened its new Kenall Protective Services Training Center. The training center has been remodeled and expanded, providing a state-of-the-art training site for Gateway's law enforcement academy, as well as ongoing training for law enforcement professionals throughout Wisconsin.
Madison College, UW-Madison and Edgewood College partner for 'Personalized Pathways' initiative
May 2, 2017
All three of Madison’s higher education institutions have partnered to launch the Madison School District’s “Personalized Pathways” initiative set to begin this fall. The initiative is aimed at helping high school students explore college and career options sooner and in a more deliberate way.
‘Fab lab’ grants aim to increase student training and workforce development
April 26, 2017
Governor Scott Walker and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) announced 21 school districts throughout the state have been awarded a total of nearly $500,000 in grants to establish or expand local fabrication laboratory (fab lab) facilities. The Fab Lab Grants Program is aimed at student training and workforce development.
NWTC, others receive major national grant to help improve student outcomes
April 24, 2017
With support from The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, InsideTrack will work with leaders from Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, Austin Community College, East Mississippi Community College and a California-based institution, to build and maintain data-driven student success coaching and advising programs.
WTCS receives $1.3 million Student Success Center grant from Great Lakes
April 18, 2017
The Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) recently learned that a $1.3 million, three-year grant from Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation & Affiliates will allow Wisconsin to become the 14th state to implement a “Student Success Center.”
MATC, local non-profit partner to help meet construction industry demands
April 17, 2017
As part of ongoing efforts to find people for the growing number of construction jobs needed to meet the activity boom in the Milwaukee region, Milwaukee Area Technical College and WRTP/BIG STEP announced a joint program called the Milwaukee Skilled Trades Consortium.
New program gives Green Bay-area students opportunity to graduate with at least 15 college credits
April 17, 2017
Turbocharge with College Credit is a K-16 partnership between the Green Bay Area Public Schools, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College and the UW-Green Bay in an effort to successfully transition high school graduates to postsecondary education. The program allows them to earn college credit towards a certificate, credential or degree upon graduation.
Western Technical College has announced Dr. Roger Stanford as the new president. He is the seventh president in the school's history. Prior to coming to Western, he served as the Vice President of Instruction at Chippewa Valley Technical College in Eau Claire.
WCTC to offer free short-term training in welding and automotive maintenance
April 10, 2017
Waukesha County Technical College will offer free short-term training in welding and automotive maintenance for a total of 36 young adults. The program is open to those ages 18 to 24 with a high-school diploma or GED, eighth grade math and reading skills and the ability to start training by summer 2017.
MPTC launches Promise Program to fund tuition for low-income students
April 10, 2017
A new program launched at Moraine Park Technical College will allow low-income students from area high schools to be eligible for free college tuition. Students graduating in 2018 will be the first to take advantage of this opportunity.
NTC, WITC listed among 50 Best Community Colleges for 2016-17
April 5, 2017
Using data from Aspen Institute’s College Excellence Program, Payscale and individual community colleges, College Choice has compiled a list of the 50 best community colleges in the country. Determining factors include first-year retention rates, three-year graduation rates, credentials awarded, etc.
Western, Viterbo explore collaborative engineering degree program
April 3, 2017
Students may soon have a new engineering degree program, thanks to a collaborative between Western Technical College and Viterbo University. Details are still being finalized, but a potential program would allow students to spend two years at Western, then finish a four-year program at Viterbo.
WCTC announces new Manufacturing Engineering Technology program
March 30, 2017
With support from Quad/Graphics, WCTC has announced a new Manufacturing Engineering Technology program scheduled to launch in August 2017. The program will provide students with an understanding of manufacturing processes, materials, safety and quality.
LTC opens new Advanced Automotive Technology Center
March 30, 2017
At a dedication ceremony, The Advanced Automotive Technology Center at Lakeshore Technical College was officially open for business. The $3 million automotive repair lab is a 10,000 square foot high-tech classroom.
WTCS, DHS and others partner to create Wisconsin Caregiver Career Program
March 29, 2017
The Department of Health Services (DHS) has received federal approval to move forward with an investment to implement the Wisconsin Caregiver Career Program, designed to add up to 3,000 nurse aides to the workforce. DHS is developing the program in partnership with nursing homes, LeadingAge Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Health Care Association and the Wisconsin Technical College System.