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Workforce Hub facilitates collaboration between business, education

The Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce developed the Workforce Hub, aimed at establishing long-term, meaningful collaborations between local education systems and area businesses. The Hub will sponsor a free event on April 8 at Northcentral Technical College. Leaders representing both business and education will share what their “everyday battles” are and how they can and do work to tackle the issues together.

Read more: Workforce Hub will help connect business, education

WCTC explains accelerated learning format programs

Waukesha County Technical College currently offers five accelerated format programs. The college will hold information sessions on these programs in April and May. 

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NTC announces Tools of the Trade scholarship winners

Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corp. has awarded $4,000 in Tools of the Trade Apprentice Scholarships to four students at Northcentral Technical College. 

Read more: NTC apprentices receive scholarships

Tech college students will learn how to operate natural gas-powered semi

Chippewa Valley Technical College unveiled the natural gas-powered semi truck it will share with three other technical colleges for training drivers. These vehicles are expected to benefit the economy and the environment.

Read more: Natural gas-power semi truck unveiled

Dual credit courses students prepare for college

Funding for dual credit courses provided by the University of Wisconsin System is under scrutiny from state lawmakers. Northeast Wisconsin Technical College also provides dual credit courses and does not bill school districts or families for the programs. This is one of the ways NWTC works closely with high schools.

Read more: Funding uncertain for UW classes in high schools

How NWTC is training students for jobs of the future

Jobs in Northeastern Wisconsin are becoming more automated and individuals who want to get these positions must have the skills to match them. Mark Weber, dean of trades and engineering at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) tells the Kewaunee County Star-News how NWTC is training these next generation workers.

Read more: Workers of the future educated at NWTC

Bay Shipbuilding partners with NWTC for training program

A 4-week paid training program at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College can lead to employment at Bay Shipbuilding in Sturgeon Bay.

Read more: Bay Shipbuilding helps bridge education gap

Northcentral Technical College hosts Ag Day celebration

Technical colleges play an integral part in Wisconsin's agriculture industry. Wisconsin Ag Secretary Ben Brancel will join Wisconsin Technical College System President Morna Foy, NTC President Dr. Lori Weyers and local officials and students for the event. 

Read more: Officials to celebrate National Ag Day at Northcentral Technical College

MATC grad shares his love for food

Jonute Svien, a graduate of Milwaukee Area Technical College's culinary program, plans to start serving from his Fresh Farm Bowls food truck in Milwaukee on April 28. Read his story from OnMilwaukee, writer Lori Fredrich.

Read more: Fresh Farm Bowls Truck takes to the streets in April

Moraine Park students show off their service learning projects

Students from Moraine Park Technical College joined other Wisconsin tech college students and instructors at the Wisconsin State Capitol recently to demonstrate the many ways they use their skills to serve the community.

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High school students can earn college credit while learning construction trade

Construction companies are facing skilled labor shortage. In Oconomowoc, high school students can earn credit from Waukesha County Technical College while learning the skills needed for building homes.

Read more: Building interest in construction

High-tech automobiles required highly skilled technicians

There are many more openings in the automotive industry than there are qualified candidates. Employers are looking to the technical colleges to turn out more skilled automotive service technicians. 

Read more: Industry 'crying for high-level' automotive workers

Employers seeking qualified auto, truck repair technicians

Auto repair shops in Wisconsin are having a hard time finding qualified auto and truck service technicians. Several are partnering with Fox Valley Technical College to "grow their own." Like many fields, the automotive industry is facing a large number of retirements. 

Read more: Thinning pool of auto, diesel repair technicians

Kelly Services, FVTC, Plexus Corp. team up to develop workforce

A four-week soldering classes led to full-time employment for 70 temporary workers at Plexus Corp. Fox Valley Technical College provided the training with Plexus supplying the equipment. This was the first time IPC-standard soldering training was offered in the Fox Valley.

Read more: Partnership creates jobs, fulfills unique skill needs

MSTC Ag Club hosts farm tour

Mid-State Technical College agribusiness students will host a tour of several farms in north-central Wisconsin on March 25. Buses will leave from three locations and the tour includes lunch.

Read more: Mid-State Tech farm tours set

Accounting students offer tax assistance

Low-income tax filers can get assistance from Northeast Wisconsin Technical College accounting students. 

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BTC Advanced Manufacturing Center receives generous donation

The Grainger Foundation has donated a total of $30,000 to the Blackhawk Technical College Advanced Manufacturing Training Center in Milton. The second phase of construction is expected to be completed for the 2015 fall semester.

Read more: The Grainger Foundation Donates $30,000 toward BTC manufacturing center

FVTC offers opportunity to see latest technology for industry

Inventors, entrepreneurs and business people can explore machines and equipment related to 3D printing, laser cutting and engraving, and other computer controlled technologies. Come to the FAB Lab on April 8 from 4 to 5:30 p.m.

Read more: FVTC offers Fab Lab for business

Milwaukee project to house international students

A Milwaukee developer plans to convert a former Pabst bottling building into a hotel and housing for students. The project would target international students attending local universities and Milwaukee Area Technical College.

Read more: Pabst building sold for international student housing project

Walker wants to see more performance-based funding for tech colleges

Gov. Walker proposes to increase in performance-based funding for Wisconsin's technical colleges. Currently, 10 percent of state funding for tech colleges is performance-based. Paul Gabriel explains possible results.

Read more: Wisconsin tech schools might see an increase in performance-based funding