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CVTC expands ag program offerings

Chippewa Valley Technical College will initiate new programs and credentials in agriculture-related fields beginning in August 2017. The offerings include two new associate degree programs and four new technical diplomas as expansions of CVTC’s existing Agriscience Technician program.

Read more: CVTC Expands Agriculture Programs

NWTC merges with four school districts to form Woodland Academy Consortium

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College has joined forces with the school districts of Florence, Niagara, Pembine and Goodman to form the Woodland Academy Consortium in Aurora, Wis. The academy will give high school students the chance to be dually enrolled and begin earning college credits while still in high school.

Read more: NWTC merges with school districts

Western president announces retirement plans

After serving as president of Western Technical College for 28 years, Lee Rasch will retire on June 30, 2017, at the end of the current academic year. A national search for the seventh Western Technical College president will soon be underway.

Read more: Western Technical College president announces retirement

Brown Co., schools announce new STEM Innovation Center in Green Bay

UW-Green Bay, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College and Brown County have announced the creation of a new Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Innovative Center — a collaborative community effort to support science and engineering programs.

Read more: New STEM Innovation Center in Green Bay

Western Technical College unveils the new Coleman Center

The opening of the new Coleman Center at Western Technical College increases classroom space by 22 percent. The remodel began in 2013 as part of the 2012 referendum approved by voters.

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GTC, Cardinal Stritch sign concurrent enrollment deal

Gateway Technical College and Cardinal Stritch University have signed an agreement that allows GTC nursing students to be concurrently enrolled at Cardinal Stritch. Once a nursing student earns their associate’s degree, they can then take classes towards their bachelor’s degree in nursing at Cardinal Stritch.

Read more: Gateway Technical College, Cardinal Stritch University Pen Enrollment Deal

100 come to learn safety at CVTC Business & Industry open house

CVTC's third annual Business & Industry Safety Day drew more than 100 individuals from across the state. The event provides an opportunity for engineers, students and safety professionals to network around the topic of safety in the workplace. 

Read more: Training at CVTC hopes to spread the word about safety

WITC completes Health Sciences Department remodel

Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College students enrolled in the Health Sciences Department at the Ashland campus will be able to enjoy vastly improved facilities due to a $900,000 remodeling program that was recently completed. The project also includes the WITC Conference Center and lounge.

Read more: Remodeling improves WITC facilities

LTC launches Promise Scholarship program

Lakeshore Technical College is launching its LTC Promise scholarship program for area high school graduates aimed at helping cover their tuition costs and fees. The scholarship will pay for the portions of a student’s tuition and fees not already covered by other scholarships and state and federal grants.

Read more: Lakeshore Tech unveils new scholarships

Western unveils new Integrated Technology Center

Western Technical College held a Grand Opening event for its newly completed Integrated Technology Center. The new structure brings together six programs that were previously spread out in different locations, creating a new space for a total of 25 manufacturing programs to help prepare students for the workforce.

Read more: New Integrated Tech Center holds chain cutting ceremony at WTC

WCTC signs transfer agreement with Cardinal Stritch University

Waukesha County Technical College and Cardinal Stritch University have entered into an agreement that allows WCTC associate degree graduates to transfer credits they’ve earned at the college and apply them to a Stritch business degree. The partnership will give students a chance to earn their degree online, at WCTC, or a combination of the two.

Read more: Waukesha County Tech, Cardinal Stritch University enter into new partnership

Western receives $1 million grant to give at-risk youth second chance at education

Western Technical College has received a $1 million YouthBuild grant in order to give youth a second chance at education. The U.S. Department of Labor gave grants to organizations in 35 states to provide job training and educational opportunities for at-risk youth between the ages of 16 and 24.

Read more: Western receives $1 million as part of national program targeting at-risk youth

WTCS Board and MSTC honor Marten Machining with Futuremaker's Partner award

The Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) Board, in partnership with Mid-State Technical College, honored Marten Machining with its “Futuremakers Partner” award. The award recognizes the dynamic and enduring partnerships between Wisconsin’s technical colleges and their community and employer partners.

Read more: Tech College Board Recognizes Marten Machining as “Futuremakers Partner”

WCTC launches welder-fabricator apprenticeship program

Waukesha County Technical College has launched the first comprehensive welding-metal fabrication apprenticeship program in southeastern Wisconsin. The program is structured for four years, or 8,000 hours, including 7,560 hours of on-the-job learning.

Read more: Welder-fabricator program launched at WCTC

NWTC celebrates successful apprenticeship program

Many of Northeast Wisconsin Technical College’s 850 apprentices showed off their skills as part of an event Monday in Green Bay. NWTC offers more than 40 apprenticeships throughout its campuses.

Read more: NWTC's Apprenticeship program

WITC, UW-Superior announce articulation agreement in Early Childhood Education

Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College or any WTCS student with an Early Childhood Education Associate of Applied Science degree can make a seamless transition to UW-Superior by transferring the credits they earned for a bachelor degree in Elementary Education with an Early Childhood minor.

Read more: New articulation agreement in Elementary Education

Generac CEO lauds efforts of School2Skills program

The School2Skills program gives high school students in Waukesha County the opportunity to tour local manufacturers and see the innovative technology in the area. The tours finish at Waukesha County Technical College, where those students in attendance learn about the schooling required to pursue a career in the manufacturing field.

Read more: How to grow businesses, attract young employees?

NWTC receives equipment for K9 training center

Thanks to a generous donation, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College Public Safety will have a K9 training center. Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation has donated more than $4,600 in equipment to the NWTC Educational Foundation. 

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High school students get sneak peek into potential career opportunities

From mentoring programs to job shadow opportunities, business and education are seeking ways to develop a much-needed, and an employable, workforce early. School districts across the state have embraced education-business partnerships and workplace learning opportunities for students.

Read more: Teens get inside scoop of host of careers

Madison College unveils new culinary facility

The culinary facility is part of a $31 million renovation of Madison College’s Truax campus that will run through next summer. The next set of projects, including a new cafeteria and kitchen for the college’s food staff, will wrap up in January.

Read more: New MATC culinary facility aims to fill kitchens with new chefs