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Madison College to offer new Agriculture Systems Management program

Madison Area Technical College is launching a new Agriculture Systems Management technical diploma program for young farmers and individuals who are new to agriculture and those who work in agriculture-related fields. The program includes four three-credit courses that can be completed in one year.

Read more: College offers new ag program

MATC to pilot a revival of Pell Grants for prisoners

Milwaukee Area Technical College will be one of 67 colleges and universities across the country to pilot a revival of Pell Grants for prisoners. State and federal inmates have been barred from receiving the support since 1994. MATC will use the pilot to expand a re-entry program for prisoners started in 2015.

Read more: Milwaukee Tech College To Offer Pell Grants To Prisoners

CVTC, SWTC and WITC receive Department of Labor TechHire Partnership Grants

Chippewa Valley Technical College will be taking the lead in a $5 million federal Department of Labor TechHire Partnership Grant. Southwest Wisconsin Technical College will receive $1.2 million and Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College $735,000.

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BTC signs transfer agreement with Herzing University

Blackhawk Technical College students who earn an associate degree and carry a minimum 2.0 grade point average are now eligible for immediate admission to Herzing University to pursue a four-year degree. With the addition of Herzing, BTC now offers 37 schools in its transfer agreement portfolio.

Read more: Blackhawk, Herzing sign transfer agreement

MPTC offers chance to test drive careers in welding and CNC

Reading and hearing about new career opportunities is helpful. But what if you actually could try them out as well? Moraine Park Technical College is offering a unique opportunity to do just that with its free “Test Drive” welding and computerized numerical control (CNC) machining workshops.

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FVTC pilot program boasts high pass rate

Fox Valley Technical College has further cemented its leadership in pilot instruction. One of the requirements in renewing its FAA-approved program is an 80 percent pass rate on a three-part test, and FVTC has far exceeded that requirement, with a 95 percent pass rate for the program.

Read more: FVTC leads in pilot prep, boasts high pass rate

FVTC looks to expand truck driving program options

As state demand for truck drivers persists, Fox Valley Technical College is seeking to expand its program capacities, while continuing to give individual students the high-quality training truck driving requires.

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GTC's CNC Boot Camp certificate program readies HS students for the real world

Employers get their first look in early July at recruits newly enrolled in Gateway Technical College’s CNC Boot Camp for high school student during summer session interviews held at the college’s S.C. Johnson iMET Center in Sturtevant. American Metal Technologies has hired employees through the adult CNC program but was at the table for the first time last July to scout a high school recruit.

Read more: KUSD-Gateway partnership links students with employers

Renovations underway at NWTC's Business and IT Center

An $8 million renovation of Northeast Wisconsin Technical College’s Business and Information Technology Center is one of two projects in progress to address a shortage of space for programs vital to address a skills gap in the region. The other project underway is an expansion of NWTC’s Marinette campus.

Read more: NWTC begins expansion projects

Nicolet launches two-year substance abuse counselor program

Nicolet College is launching a new, two-year degree program to train professionals to treat people addicted to drugs and alcohol. Graduates will be eligible to be licensed in Wisconsin as a substance abuse counselor.

Read more: Northwoods college offering degree to help with drug counselor shortage

Nicolet to add flexible, part-time nursing courses

Nicolet College is offering flexible, part-time nursing courses for individuals who are unable to attend college full time because of family and work responsibilities.

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NWTC begins the Marinette campus renovations

State of the art technology and more space for student services is coming to the Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) Marinette campus as part of the college referendum passed by voters a year ago.

Read more: NWTC kicks off renovation of Northwoods campus

Packers raise money for NWTC students at glow bowl event

Several Green Bay Packer players took part in a special bowling event to help raise money for Northeast Wisconsin Technical College students who run into difficult financial situations.

Read more: Packers' celebrity bowling event helps student emergency fund

GTC receives $50,000 grant to support its Launch Box Growth Accelerator program

Gateway Technical College has been awarded a $50,000 grant by Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. to support its Launch Box Growth Accelerator program and help 10 area entrepreneurial teams start or grow their business.

Read more: WEDC awards Launch Box $50,000 for business accelerator program

BTC receives $25,000 from ManpowerGroup

ManpowerGroup, a Milwaukee-based company in workforce solutions, has given Blackhawk Technical College $25,000 for its Advanced Manufacturing Training Center in Milton, according to a news release.

Read more:  ManpowerGroup gives $25,000 to Blackhawk Technical College

Labor Department invests $200,000 to grow apprenticeship programs in WI

U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez announced the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development will receive $200,000 from the Labor Department as part of the ApprenticeshipUSA State Accelerator Grant to expand and expedite apprenticeship programs in Wisconsin.

Read more: Announcement of Investment to Grow Apprenticeship Programs in Wisconsin

WCTC, The American College announce 'groundbreaking' partnership

Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC) and The American College of Financial Services and have finalized what is being called an innovative model for academic partnerships. The agreement will allow qualified WCTC students to seamlessly transfer their credits toward The American College's highly regarded financial services certification programs.

Read more: The American College, WCTC Announce 'Groundbreaking' Partnership

Baldwin, Perez visit MATC to discuss benefits of construction apprenticeships

The Obama Administration’s Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez and Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin plan to visit the site of the new Buck’s arena and the Milwaukee Area Technical College on Thursday to discuss the benefits of construction apprenticeships.

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Milwaukee's TechForce Training Center Bridges Education and Tech Jobs

The Milwaukee TechForce Training Center is the result of a partnership to put those in the adult education program on the fast track to technology-based programs at Milwaukee Area Technical College and with other partners.

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Opinion: Two-year degrees have more value for students

Seventy percent of all jobs require a two-year degree or less, yet we dangle the mantra that career and academic success ride on the attainment of that proverbial four-year bachelor's degree. In other words, we are encouraging our students to mortgage their futures for a college degree that might not be necessary. Why?

Read more: Opinion: Two-year degrees have more value for students