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Girls learn basics of welding at WITC day camp

At a day camp at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College in Superior, girls got hands-on training on the basics of welding. The day camp included a half hour unit on safety, and the girls learned how to weld two metal plates together and weld their name into a single metal plate.

Read more: Sparks Fly at a Welding Class for Girls

NWTC celebrates opening of new training facility for first responders

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College celebrated the opening of its newest training facility. It will allow students and law enforcement the chance to practice driving emergency vehicles through a roundabout and an obstructed hill. With a price tag of roughly $3 million, the facility is the first project from the college's 2015 referendum.

Read more: A New Venue For Training 1st Responders

CVTC ag students get hands-on education

The Red Cedar Demonstration Farm in Menomonie is a 155-acre three-parcel farm leased by government and education partners to demonstrate the conservation of natural resources. CVTC agriculture students perform the farm work in an outdoor-classroom environment.

Read more:  Farm provides hands-on education

FVTC aviation program earns new status

Fox Valley Technical College’s Aeronautics-Pilot Training program earned an Air Agency Certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration. The certificate allows FVTC to move its status as a provisional training program to an on-site air agency pilot school recognized by the FAA.

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Nicolet to launch drafting design technician program

As individuals with drafting design skills are in demand locally, Nicolet College is launching a one-year technical diploma that teaches the entry-level job skills needed by area construction companies, manufacturers, and other businesses. Classes will start Sept. 1.

Read more: Nicolet College to launch drafting design technician program Sept. 1

Girl Scouts learn how to be first responders at MATC's CampHERO

CampHERO is a partnership between Girl Scouts Wisconsin Southeast, MATC and the Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission. The goal of the camp is to expose the girls to professions like firefighters, police officers and EMTs.

Read more: Girl Scouts learn how to be firefighters, police officers, and EMTs

CVTC gets new programs, facility approved by WTCS Board

Chippewa Valley Technical College (CVTC) will offer new associate degree programs in Digital Marketing and Sales Management, plus technical diplomas in Entrepreneurship and Nail Technician after winning approval from the state Wisconsin Technical College System Board.

Read more: WTCS Board approves new CVTC programs, facility

WTCS Board and WITC award Thomas Precision as "Futuremakers Partner"

The Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) Board awarded its "Futuremakers Partner" award to Thomas Precision, Inc. on Tuesday evening, in partnership with Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College (WITC). The award recognizes the dynamic and enduring partnerships between Wisconsin's technical colleges and their community and employer partners.

Read more: Tech College Board Recognizes Partnership with Thomas Precision, Inc.

Eau Claire high school students earn free college credit at CVTC

Eau Claire high school students are getting a head start on college this summer with IT Academies at Chippewa Valley Technical College. The academies are 8-week long courses that allow students to earn up to 9 credits that count for both their high school graduation requirement and college courses.

Read more: Local high school students earn free college credit at CVTC

LTC partners with Waupun High School on Ag classes

A partnership between Lakeshore Technical College and Waupun High School is allowing students to earn credits towards a technical education diploma. Moraine Park Technical College also has a partnership with Lakeshore Technical College, which allows students to take agricultural courses at either school.

Read more: Waupun Partners With Lakeshore Technical On Ag Classes

CVTC renews pact with OSHA

Last week, OSHA and CVTC signed a five-year renewal of their alliance — an agreement between the two since 2006 that effectively makes the college the go-to place when it comes to teaching workplace safety in its 11-county service area.

Read more: Pact between CVTC, OSHA puts workplace safety first

MSTC student wins national award at 2016 SkillsUSA Championships

Jordan Esselman, a student at Mid-State Technical College, won a national award at the 2016 SkillsUSA Championships. Esselman competed in the automotive service technology division. He was one of more than 6,000 students competing in the annual workforce development event, which showcases career and technical education.

Read more: MSTC student wins national award

Madison College to offer new Agriculture Systems Management program

Madison Area Technical College is launching a new Agriculture Systems Management technical diploma program for young farmers and individuals who are new to agriculture and those who work in agriculture-related fields. The program includes four three-credit courses that can be completed in one year.

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MATC to pilot a revival of Pell Grants for prisoners

Milwaukee Area Technical College will be one of 67 colleges and universities across the country to pilot a revival of Pell Grants for prisoners. State and federal inmates have been barred from receiving the support since 1994. MATC will use the pilot to expand a re-entry program for prisoners started in 2015.

Read more: Milwaukee Tech College To Offer Pell Grants To Prisoners

CVTC, SWTC and WITC receive Department of Labor TechHire Partnership Grants

Chippewa Valley Technical College will be taking the lead in a $5 million federal Department of Labor TechHire Partnership Grant. Southwest Wisconsin Technical College will receive $1.2 million and Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College $735,000.

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BTC signs transfer agreement with Herzing University

Blackhawk Technical College students who earn an associate degree and carry a minimum 2.0 grade point average are now eligible for immediate admission to Herzing University to pursue a four-year degree. With the addition of Herzing, BTC now offers 37 schools in its transfer agreement portfolio.

Read more: Blackhawk, Herzing sign transfer agreement

MPTC offers chance to test drive careers in welding and CNC

Reading and hearing about new career opportunities is helpful. But what if you actually could try them out as well? Moraine Park Technical College is offering a unique opportunity to do just that with its free “Test Drive” welding and computerized numerical control (CNC) machining workshops.

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FVTC pilot program boasts high pass rate

Fox Valley Technical College has further cemented its leadership in pilot instruction. One of the requirements in renewing its FAA-approved program is an 80 percent pass rate on a three-part test, and FVTC has far exceeded that requirement, with a 95 percent pass rate for the program.

Read more: FVTC leads in pilot prep, boasts high pass rate

FVTC looks to expand truck driving program options

As state demand for truck drivers persists, Fox Valley Technical College is seeking to expand its program capacities, while continuing to give individual students the high-quality training truck driving requires.

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GTC's CNC Boot Camp certificate program readies HS students for the real world

Employers get their first look in early July at recruits newly enrolled in Gateway Technical College’s CNC Boot Camp for high school student during summer session interviews held at the college’s S.C. Johnson iMET Center in Sturtevant. American Metal Technologies has hired employees through the adult CNC program but was at the table for the first time last July to scout a high school recruit.

Read more: KUSD-Gateway partnership links students with employers