WTCS Board and MSTC honor Marten Machining with Futuremaker's Partner award
September 15, 2016
The Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) Board, in partnership with Mid-State Technical College, honored Marten Machining with its “Futuremakers Partner” award. The award recognizes the dynamic and enduring partnerships between Wisconsin’s technical colleges and their community and employer partners.
WCTC launches welder-fabricator apprenticeship program
September 14, 2016
Waukesha County Technical College has launched the first comprehensive welding-metal fabrication apprenticeship program in southeastern Wisconsin. The program is structured for four years, or 8,000 hours, including 7,560 hours of on-the-job learning.
WITC, UW-Superior announce articulation agreement in Early Childhood Education
September 13, 2016
Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College or any WTCS student with an Early Childhood Education Associate of Applied Science degree can make a seamless transition to UW-Superior by transferring the credits they earned for a bachelor degree in Elementary Education with an Early Childhood minor.
Generac CEO lauds efforts of School2Skills program
September 12, 2016
The School2Skills program gives high school students in Waukesha County the opportunity to tour local manufacturers and see the innovative technology in the area. The tours finish at Waukesha County Technical College, where those students in attendance learn about the schooling required to pursue a career in the manufacturing field.
Thanks to a generous donation, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College Public Safety will have a K9 training center. Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation has donated more than $4,600 in equipment to the NWTC Educational Foundation.
High school students get sneak peek into potential career opportunities
September 7, 2016
From mentoring programs to job shadow opportunities, business and education are seeking ways to develop a much-needed, and an employable, workforce early. School districts across the state have embraced education-business partnerships and workplace learning opportunities for students.
The culinary facility is part of a $31 million renovation of Madison College’s Truax campus that will run through next summer. The next set of projects, including a new cafeteria and kitchen for the college’s food staff, will wrap up in January.
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.
WITC, New Richmond High School partner to create career pathway in healthcare
August 25, 2016
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.
GTC signs transfer agreement with Cardinal Stritch
August 24, 2016
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.
NWTC and UW-Green Bay launch collaborative nursing degree program
August 18, 2016
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.
GTC has sights set on Kenosha airport for training track
August 17, 2016
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.
FVTC and NWTC unveil new student housing complexes
August 15, 2016
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.
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.
NWTC offers sneak peak of new Business Information Technology center
August 10, 2016
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.
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.
Madison College expands law enforcement program at regional campuses
August 4, 2016
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.
FVTC launches Promise Scholarship program for low-income students
August 3, 2016
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.