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Gateway and its students add more than $933 million to local economy

Gateway Technical College and its students added $933.2 million in income to the Gateway Technical College District economy, or about equal to 5.6 percent of the region’s gross regional product, a recent economic survey indicated. In addition, for every $1 of public money invested in Gateway, taxpayers receive a cumulative return of $4.20 in the form of higher tax receipts and public sector savings, the report also indicated.

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Western Technical College expands heavy truck and equipment facility

Western has added 10,000 square feet of additional space has been added to meet the high demand for diesel and heavy equipment technicians. It also allows for future growth to take on more students. Nearly 100 percent of graduates from this program are placed immediately.

Read more: Western expands the heavy truck and equipment facility via WXOW-TV

WTCS budget proposal focuses on workforce, economic development

The Wisconsin Technical College System submitted a $24 million budget request that will "enhance our ability to deliver economic opportunity to students at all stages of their career and a consistent talent pipeline for Wisconsin employers," according to Morna Foy, president of the System.

Read more: Tech colleges submit budget proposal

Busch Precision expands, plans to add apprenticeships

Busch Precision recently acquired new lines of business and expanded its capabilities in machine tool service and repair and CNC retrofitting. Michael Mallwitz, president and CEO, said the company plans to add an apprenticeship program in cooperation with Milwaukee Area Technical College and Waukesha County Technical College.

Read more: Busch Precision adds capabilities through acquisition

Madison College provides real world courtrooms for students

Paralegal, court reporting and criminal justice students will get real-world experience in eCourt facility at Madison College. Local professionals may use the courtroom, jury deliberation room, and office/library when classes are not scheduled.

Read more: Order in eCourt: Madison College opens mock-trial facility to local professionals

Fox Valley Tech opens new Student Success Center

Fox Valley Technical College dedicated its new Student Success Center this week. The $6 million project was designed to encourage interaction between students and instructors. It includes tutoring departments, an expanded library and study rooms.

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Tech college culinary instructors help you organize your kitchen

Culinary Instructors from Fox Valley Technical College, Milwaukee Area Technical College and Waukesha County Technical College share top tips for home cooks. 

Read more: Success in the kitchen? Chefs reveal how

TV news team visits Public Safety Training Center at FVTC

CW 14 Focus host Robert Hornacek spoke with Aaron Tomlinson, criminal justice instructor, and Jeremy Hansen, associate dean at Fox Valley Technical College about the new Public Safety Training Center. The Center was part of a referendum approved by voters in 2012.
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NWTC gets latest equipment for diesel technology training

Case IH of Racine donated tractors so students have up-to-date equipment for training at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. This partnership shows employers are willing to support technical colleges in training future employees. “We’re reaching out to good institutions in the marketplace that we want to partner with for the long term and create a work force for the future,” said Kevin Somme, vice president of Service Motor Co.
Read more: NWTC Steps Up Diesel Training

Crossing Rivers Health receives Futuremakers Partner award

The Wisconsin Technical System Board recognized Crossing Rivers Health of Prairie du Chien for its partnership with and support of Southwest Wisconsin Technical College this week. Crossing Rivers representatives accepted the Futuremaker Partner Award at Wednesday's Board meeting.

Read more: Technical College System Board highlights partnership with Crossing Rivers Health of Prairie du Chien

WTCS Board approves budget proposal

The Wisconsin Technical College System will submit a $24 million biennial budget proposal to the state Department of Administration. WTCS Board members unanimously approved the proposal at their meeting on Wednesday.

Read more: Technical college system advances targeted biennial budget proposal

Employers collaborate with college to produce quality graduates

Gateway Technical College was mentioned in a USA Today article about how employers are working with colleges and universities to produce graduates with technical skills specific to their needs. The article highlighted GTC's Civil Engineering Technology - Fresh Water Resources program.

Read more: Colleges, employers team up to train, hire high-tech workers

More students enrolling at Blackhawk Technical College

Blackhawk Technical College reported an 11.6 percent increase in new student enrollment for the 2014-15 school year. This is the largest increase since the Janesville General Motors plant closed in 2008.

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MSTC cosmetology students' work featured in magazine

Mid-State Technical College cosmetology students will be providing makeovers for local women to be featured in YOU magazine's next four issues. 

Read more: Wanted: Wisconsin Rapids woman for makeover

Madison College uses lab exercises, online games to teach cyber security

Wisconsin students will have access to an ongoing virtual training ground to develop, practice and validate their cybersecurity skills. The National Cyber League is offering exercises and online games in order to meet the need for trained cybersecurity professionals.

Read more: College Students Have Chance to Improve Cybersecurity Skills with Competition

NTC VP tells parents, students benefits of tech college

Laurie Saeger-Borowicz, vice president of student services for Northcentral Technical College, spoke to parents at a high school open house in Antigo recently. She explained how the college works with local employers to craft occupational programs that meet their needs.
Read more: Pride on display at high school open house

Madison College staff member tapped for Ft. Atkinson Chamber director

Carrie Chisholm, a former staff member of Madison College at the Fort Atkinson campus, is the new executive director for the Fort Atkinson Chamber of Commerce. Chisholm was employed by the college to assess workforce development needs of area businesses and help design and deliver customized training.
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Governor visits WCTC to shine light on Workforce Development

Gov. Scott Walker went to Waukesha County Technical College yesterday to show how Blueprint for Prosperity grants are helping technical colleges expand access to occupational programs for in-demand career fields.
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Grant will provide more opportunities for dual enrollment

The Department of Workforce Development announced grants to Bruno Independent Living and CL&D Graphics to support the training of high school students in partnership with Waukesha County Technical College. 

Read more: DWD deputy secretary: Making 'an investment in people'

Gateway Tech wins grant to create business accelerator

Gateway Technical College will receive $50,000 from the Small Business Administration to provide services to entrepreneurs. The Launch Box Accelerator Program includes mentorship, connections with area entrepreneurs and business space.

Read more: Gateway wins SBA grant award; One of 50 chosen out of 800