Gateway plans $5M expansion to help train Foxconn workforce
September 25, 2017
Gateway Technical College is planning a multi-million dollar expansion to meet the industrial workforce training needs for Foxconn. The GTC Board of Trustees voted to seek a $5 million state grant to pay to add on to the existing worker training facility on the college’s Sturtevant campus.
Two new programs offered at Gateway Technical College this semester aim to provide students with the skills to enter the culinary and hospitality industries within a year. The Culinary Assistant and Foundations of Lodging and Hospitality Management programs will provide training for both in-demand career fields.
Madison College, MMSD team up to create Early College STEM Academy
September 20, 2017
A partnership between Madison College and the Madison Metropolitan School District aims to increase the number of girls and students of color who pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math. The Early College S.T.E.M. Academy will recruit a total of 25 juniors and seniors from Madison East and La Follette high schools. The program will be free for MMSD students.
Church Mutual and NTC team up to offer IT Scholar Program
September 19, 2017
Select information technology students from Northcentral Technical College can now work part-time for Church Mutual in their IT department while attending NTC and have the opportunity to transfer to a four-year college to earn their bachelor's degree. Those who do will be hired by Church Mutual out of college.
Turbocharge with College Credit aims to boost career pathways for Green Bay high schoolers
September 19, 2017
Called “Turbocharge with College Credit,” a partnership between the Green Bay Area school district, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College and the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay aims to enable every Green Bay Area Public School student to graduate with a minimum of 15 credits toward a certificate, credential, apprenticeship, or progress toward a college degree or to enter the military with a greater level of readiness.
Madison College and Wisconsin Technical College System honor American Family Insurance
September 13, 2017
Madison, WI - The Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) and Madison College honored American Family Insurance Tuesday evening for its commitment to technical education and recognition of its value to individuals, employers and Wisconsin communities. The WTCS Futuremaker Partner award recognizes the unique, dynamic partnerships between Wisconsin's technical colleges and their employer partners.
It’s now easier than ever to enroll in college classes and receive financial aid (if eligible) with the Start Now program available at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College (WITC).
With four entry dates every semester, there’s no need to wait for the start of a semester to begin classes. This innovative model provides interested students with nine possible times to register for college: four entry points per semester and one in the summer. Class lengths are offered in 12-, eight-, and four-week sessions that cover the material and meet the academic rigor of a traditional 16-week course.
Madison College student stays motivated despite DACA's uncertain future
September 11, 2017
MADISON (WKOW) -- A DACA recipient who attends college is staying motivated to stick to his career plan despite the program's uncertain future.
As of Tuesday, officials with the Trump Administration announced they plan to dismantle the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals within six months. The five-year-long program has allowed children of undocumented immigrants to pass background checks and work legally in the United States.
Green County cheesemaker deals with employee churn
September 11, 2017
In her almost 30 years working in human resources, Wendy Cuevas has never experienced the kind of difficulty hiring workers as she has today.
At Monroe-based Klondike Cheese, where Cuevas is human resources manager, she has hired 188 temporary and full-time workers over the past year — for a company that only has 205 employees total. The starting wage is $13 an hour.
As years go on, the service provided by volunteer first responders in rural Wisconsin is slowly decreasing.These volunteers are known as emergency medical technicians, or EMTs. An EMT is a first responder to emergencies such as car accidents, traumas, heart attacks and childbirth.The volunteer EMTs, which many rural areas depend upon, have a large set of responsibilities, and they do it all without pay.
CVTC receives grant to boost tech ed at area schools
August 28, 2017
Chippewa Valley Technical College Foundation, Inc. has received a $133,200 grant from 3M to help build career pathways in manufacturing. The grant is designed to support CVTC in developing the skills and knowledge of high school teachers and students in automation and mechatronics.
MPTC tweaks culinary program to keep pace with an evolving industry
August 24, 2017
Moraine Park Technical College has made some tweaks to its Culinary Arts program to reflect changes in the industry. The program now includes instruction on sustainable food production, farm-to-table food preparations, preparation of smoked and cured meats, artisan baking, street foods and more.
SWTC, Western ranked among Top 20 Community Colleges in U.S.
August 23, 2017
To determine where students can receive the best education at the lowest price, WalletHub’s analysts compared more than 700 community colleges across 14 key indicators of cost and quality. Their data set ranges from the cost of in-state tuition and fees to student-faculty ratio to graduation rate.
With statewide partnership, WCMA launches Internship Exchange
August 15, 2017
The Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association has partnered with the Wisconsin Technical College System, the UW System, and the State of Wisconsin's new WisConnect program to launch Internship Exchange, a program designed to enhance the industry's workforce pipeline. The program will pair interested students with dairy products manufacturers and processors and their supplier partners in the various fields
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College will be offering a program this fall. The 14-week certificate program will cover a variety of topics including legal matters, safe usage, and hands-on flying experience. Classes are scheduled to start September 9.
Nicolet recently launched its new Culinary Management associate degree. The new credential is geared more for those interested in the operation of a business in the food industry. Classes start August 28.
MATC offers Career Pathway Program for students working on pre-college studies
August 10, 2017
Students in the English as a Second Language (ESL) program and those working on their General Education Development certificate (GED), High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED) or Adult High School credentials at Milwaukee Area Technical College now have the opportunity to work concurrently on a college-level Career Pathway Program.
Mid-State Technical College isoffering five new degree programs in the fall: agribusiness and science technology; business analyst; emergency services management; heating, ventilation and air conditioning; and IT computer support specialist.