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High school students learn welding at NTC

A grant allowed high school students to gain welding diploma at Northcentral Technical College. Employers in the area are desperate for gas metal arc welding skills.

Read more: Grant pays for students to get welding diplomas while in high school

At 60 this woman overcame fear and earned a degree

After losing her job at 60, Glenda Calder went to Mid-State Technical College and will graduate with a business management degree.

Read more: MSTC grad overcomes job loss, fear of return to school

Middle school not too early to consider careers

Find out what Chippewa Falls middle school students learned at Nordson Extrusion Dies Inc. and the Manufacturing Education Center at Chippewa Valley Technical College last week.

Read more: Students consider careers in manufacturing

MPTC nursing students keep up with latest technology

Nursing students at Moraine Park Technical College are learning how to use telehealth technology to care for patients. The equipment allows nurses to remotely conduct health assessments, determine physical care needs, assess changes in overall health and monitor prescription medication effectiveness.

Read more: Moraine Park nursing students learn cutting-edge technology

Technology helps Nicolet College students, reduces costs

New distance learning technology at Nicolet College will save students travel time and expense. A federal grant helped purchase the "telepresence" equipment for the college.

Read more: Nicolet College adopts telepresence tech for distance learners

CVTC graduate hopes to own her own salon

Rebecca Konkel is graduating with a business management degree after earning a cosmetology degree. She will address her fellow graduates at a commencement ceremony this week.

Read more: Arcadia woman cuts through challenges to earn degrees

Free machine tool, CNC training at NTC for qualified students

Northcentral Technical College will offer a short-term machine tool/computer numerical control certificate program funded by the Workforce Investment Act. The program is designed for unemployed, underemployed or dislocated individuals.

Read more: Training will prep workers for machine tool jobs

Madison College student wants to make life better for others

John Martinson will finish the Mechanical Design program at Madison College this week. His goal is to design equipment to help other people with disabilities. Martinson was paralyzed in an accident 12 years ago.

Read more: Disabled student uses education to enable others

MSTC works closely with employers to meet skills gap

Mid-State Technical College offers a four-month stainless steel welding certificate program to meet the needs of employers. Jobs are waiting for students who complete the program. Some continue on for associate degree.

Read more: MSTC grads fuel stainless steel manufacturing

Workers can update their skills at WCTC

Older employees who may want to continue working may need to update their skills. Waukesha County Technical College is just one place to do that.

Read more: Changing careers, working past retirement age becoming common

Building electric guitars teaches STEM skills

Fox Valley Technical College recently thanked Bemis Company, Bemis Foundation and Plexus Corp., for their support of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) initiatives. Each company received an electric guitar build by K-12 students.

Read more: FVTC presents custom guitars to Bemis, Plexus

Graduate's advice: Never stop learning

Ernesto Gonzalez II overcame many obstacles to get to graduation. However, this outstanding associate degree student says he'll never stop pushing forward and never stop learning.

Read more: Tough life lessons lead to college success

Western Technical College training welders for growing number of job openings

Western Technical College offers hands-on training for welding students. Demand is high for these graduates.

Read more: Western Technical College readies students for welding workforce

Madison College police academy graduates learn to follow protocol

Graduates of Madison College police academy discuss public scrutiny and criticism of law enforcement profession. They have learned to follow proper procedures and protocols.

Read more: Police academy graduates enthusiastic despite public scrutiny of profession

Manufacturer praises Northcentral Technical College training

Tom Felch, president of J&D Tube Benders in Weston, praised Northcentral Technical College for providing training that meets needs of local manufacturers. Felch is nominated for the Daily Herald Media Person of the Year.

Read more: Person of the Year finalist: Tom Felch

WCTC achieves goal for new Integrated Manufacturing Center

Waukesha County Technical College has met its goal of $4.5 in donations to build a new Integrated Manufacturing Center at the Pewaukee Campus.

Read more: WCTC reaches $4.5 million fundraising goal for Integrated Manufacturing Center

New certificate program for plastics industry at NTC

Northcentral Technical College, with the help of Phillips Medisize, created a new certificate program in plastic injection molding to meet the need for these skilled workers.

Read more: Plastic industry thrives in northern, central Wisconsin

MPTC trains workers for polystyrene manufacturer

Chuck Brendel, associate dean of economic and workforce development for Moraine Park Technical College, says graduates in tool and die making, mold making and related fields are making good wages. ACH Foam Technologies, a Fond du Lac manufacturer, is expanding and looking for employees with these skills.

Read more: ACH Foam of Fond du Lac poised for growth

Culinary students show how to build gingerbread houses

Student-made gingerbread houses raise money for Fox Valley Technical College Foundation's Seeds of Hope Fund. The fund helps students in crisis. The students share their advice and tips for building gingerbread houses.

Read more: Let your creativity run wild when making a gingerbread house

NWTC partnerships are model for Minnesota

Ann Franz, manager of strategic partnerships for Northeast Wisconsin Technical Colleges, recently spoke with Minnesota senators on how to fill the skills gap in their state. Franz explained how partnerships between state government, colleges and employers is helping manufacturers find employees with the skills they need.

Read more: Minnesota senators look to Wisconsin for workforce advice