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.
CVTC camp introduces students to manufacturing, entrepreneurship
August 2, 2016
At the five-day Nuts, Bolts and Thingamajigs Camp held at Chippewa Valley Technical College, a dozen area youth ages 13-18 learned entrepreneurial skills and gained exposure to the world of manufacturing.
Western referendum projects scheduled to finish in time for fall semester
August 2, 2016
A series of construction projects at Western Technical College will finish in time for the fall semester, along with some new additions. All of these projects, both planned and unplanned, will contribute to the Vision 2020 goal of modernizing the campus and preparing it for enrollment growth.
Madison College announces new West Campus facility
August 1, 2016
Madison College will have a new West Campus facility beginning in January 2017. The college entered into a five-year lease of 12,843 square feet in a building at 8017 Excelsior Drive in Madison. The college vacated its previous West Campus facility in June.
At a day camp at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College in Superior, girls got hands-on training on the basics of welding. The day camp included a half hour unit on safety, and the girls learned how to weld two metal plates together and weld their name into a single metal plate.
NWTC celebrates opening of new training facility for first responders
July 25, 2016
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College celebrated the opening of its newest training facility. It will allow students and law enforcement the chance to practice driving emergency vehicles through a roundabout and an obstructed hill. With a price tag of roughly $3 million, the facility is the first project from the college's 2015 referendum.
The Red Cedar Demonstration Farm in Menomonie is a 155-acre three-parcel farm leased by government and education partners to demonstrate the conservation of natural resources. CVTC agriculture students perform the farm work in an outdoor-classroom environment.
Fox Valley Technical College’s Aeronautics-Pilot Training program earned an Air Agency Certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration. The certificate allows FVTC to move its status as a provisional training program to an on-site air agency pilot school recognized by the FAA.
Nicolet to launch drafting design technician program
July 18, 2016
As individuals with drafting design skills are in demand locally, Nicolet College is launching a one-year technical diploma that teaches the entry-level job skills needed by area construction companies, manufacturers, and other businesses. Classes will start Sept. 1.