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More women interested in CVTC automotive programs

These students at Chippewa Valley Technical College (CVTC) are challenging the myth that only men want to become automotive technicians. The number of female students in the programs jumped from zero last year to nine in one year.

Read more: More women applying to CVTC Automotive Maintenance Program

WITC, New Richmond High School partner to create career pathway in healthcare

Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College and New Richmond High School have teamed up to create a medical terminology course at the high school as part of a healthcare pathway. The course would be dual-credit, earning the students credit at the high school as well as at WITC.

Read more:  New Richmond Board of Education approves new course as part of healthcare pathway

GTC signs transfer agreement with Cardinal Stritch

Gateway Technical College and Cardinal Stritch University have signed a transfer agreement will allow Gateway associate degree graduates to transfer credits to Cardinal Stritch in order to earn a bachelor's and master's degree.

Read more: Gateway, Cardinal Stritch partner for new degree pathway

Big trucks show their stuff at CVTC

The seventh annual Big Rig Truck & Tractor show was held at Chippewa Valley Technical College (CVTC). The show attracted nice-looking machines for the public to get up close and check out.

Read more: Big trucks roll into Eau Claire

NWTC and UW-Green Bay launch collaborative nursing degree program

NURSE 1-2-1, a new collaborative program developed by UW‑Green Bay and Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC), brings together the region’s best nursing educators and teaching healthcare technologies to create a single, cost-effective nursing program to meet growing healthcare demands, both in the numbers entering the profession and the depth of their nursing education.

Read more: Area Colleges Team Up to Take on Nursing Shortage

GTC has sights set on Kenosha airport for training track

Kenosha Regional Airport may soon be home to Gateway Technical College’s emergency vehicle training track. The Airport Commission recently approved a request from Gateway for the track. The project now awaits financial and Federal Aviation Administration approvals to build the approximately $3 million track on 8.5 acres of a remote section of the airport.

Read more: Gateway eyes airport for test track

FVTC and NWTC unveil new student housing complexes

Fox Valley Technical College and Northeast Wisconsin Technical College have completed additions of new student housing. FVTC’s Tech Village saw several international students move in Sunday, one day ahead of its grand opening on Monday. The Orchards is NWTC’s first student housing option ever as well.

Read more: Area technical colleges prepare to unveil student housing complexes

Western to celebrate new location in Sparta

Western Technical College in Sparta will hold a ribbon-cutting event for the College Prep and Transitional Education Center from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, at the new location, 112 S. Water St. in Sparta.

Read more: Western to celebrate new Sparta location

NWTC offers sneak peak of new Business Information Technology center

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College is giving the public at look at its new Business Information Technology center on the Green Bay campus. The college's Business Information Technology building is currently undergoing an $8.5-million renovation and expansion project.

Read more: NWTC gives sneak peek of new building renovations

NWTC working to meet the need for IT workers

A $10 million project is underway at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) to address the skilled workers shortage in the field of Information Technology, where workers begin jobs with salaries between $40,000 and $60,000.

Read more: NWTC expands to fill growing IT field

Madison College expands law enforcement program at regional campuses

Madison College expanded offerings in Criminal Justice-Law Enforcement so that courses for the two-year degree this fall will be held either online or taught at the regional campuses in Portage, Reedsburg, Fort Atkinson and Watertown. Previously, regional campuses offered only introductory courses.

Read more: Madison College expands law enforcement classes in regional campuses

FVTC launches Promise Scholarship program for low-income students

Fox Valley Technical College announces the FVTC Promise scholarship, a program designed to bring a college education within the reach of those who could not otherwise afford it. Starting this fall, the program, which is funded by donors, will be recruiting about 600 high school seniors in the Fox Valley and will continue to do so for the next five years.

Read more:  New scholarship launched at FVTC

CVTC camp introduces students to manufacturing, entrepreneurship

At the five-day Nuts, Bolts and Thingamajigs Camp held at Chippewa Valley Technical College, a dozen area youth ages 13-18 learned entrepreneurial skills and gained exposure to the world of manufacturing.

Read more: Youths Learn to Make “Thingamajigs” at CVTC

Western referendum projects scheduled to finish in time for fall semester

A series of construction projects at Western Technical College will finish in time for the fall semester, along with some new additions. All of these projects, both planned and unplanned, will contribute to the Vision 2020 goal of modernizing the campus and preparing it for enrollment growth.

Read more: Western referendum projects slated to finish this fall

Madison College announces new West Campus facility

Madison College will have a new West Campus facility beginning in January 2017. The college entered into a five-year lease of 12,843 square feet in a building at 8017 Excelsior Drive in Madison. The college vacated its previous West Campus facility in June.

Read more: New West Campus facility announced

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.

Read more: FVTC aviation program earns new status

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