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WTCS Board honors Phillips-Medisize as Futuremaker Partner

The Wisconsin Technical College System and Chippewa Valley Technical College have honored Phillips-Medisize Corporation as a Futuremaker Partner for its commitment to technical college education.

Read more: Phillips-Medisize named WTCS Futuremaker Partner

LTC names Dr. Paul Carlsen new president

After conducting a national search, the Lakeshore Technical College Board has announced Dr. Paul Carlsen, chief content officer for the Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS), as next president of LTC. Carlsen will succeed Dr. Michael Lanser, who will retire after serving 14 years as president.

Read more: Lakeshore Technical College Board Announces New President

Agreement between Mid-State, UWSP will help nursing students get degrees faster

The Partnership Program, an agreement between Mid-State Technical College and UW-Stevens Point, will give nursing students an easier path to earning both an associate degree from MSTC and a bachelor's degree from UWSP.

Read more: New option means nursing degrees faster

NWTC to launch to two new agriculture programs next fall

Two new agriculture programs will begin at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College in the fall due to increased inquiry from farmers. Students will now be able to continue their agriculture studies at NWTC and earn a one-year technical degree or two-year associate's degree.

Read more: New NWTC programs aim to help farmers

Dr. Shelly Mondeik named new Mid-State president

Mid-State Technical College has chosen Dr. Shelly Mondeik as the college’s sixth president. Mondeik will join the college on June 1.

Read more: Mid-State Technical College selects Dr. Shelly Mondeik as sixth president

WPS offers scholarships to students planning to enroll in technical college

The Wisconsin Public Service (WPS) Foundation is offering scholarships for high school seniors whose parents are WPS customers and are planning on attending technical college as a full-time student. Students have until April 15th to apply for the scholarship.

Read more: WPS Offering Technical College Scholarship

WCTC receives grant to create paid internships

Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC) has received a two-year $139,968 Career Ready Internship Grant from Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation & Affiliates. The grant money will go towards creating 63 paid internships in the 2018-18 school year.

Read more: WCTC awarded $139,968 grant to create internships

BTC, Madison College sign transfer agreement

Blackhawk Technical College and Madison College have signed a transfer agreement that will make it possible for BTC students to pursue associate of arts or associate of science degrees in Madison College’s liberal arts transfer program.

Read more: BTC signs transfer agreement for students

Youth apprenticeship grants available for 2017-18 school year

In an announcement made by Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch and Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Assistant Deputy Secretary Anderson, grants will be made available available to sustain and expand local Youth Apprenticeship (YA) efforts across the state during the 2017-18 school year. Wisconsin invested $3.2 million in Youth Apprenticeship grants last year.

Read more: Lt. Gov. Kleefisch and DWD Assistant Deputy Secretary Anderson announce available youth apprenticeship grants for the 2017-18 sc

Western's YouthBuild program aims to get at-risk youth back on track

A new program in La Crosse will combine a high school education with building a house. Through Western Technical College's YouthBuild program, local high school dropouts and credit deficient students can get paid to earn a GED.

Read more: YouthBuild program combines education with construction

New program at CVTC allows high school students to earn college degrees

Chippewa Valley Technical College has unveiled a new program allowing high school students to earn associate degrees — a first in Wisconsin. The program in business management is set to begin in the fall at River Falls High School. 

Read more: CVTC to offer associate degrees to high school students

Western reps in Washington to meet with Ron Kind on higher ed

Western Technical College representatives spent Wednesday in the nation's capital, learning more about Wisconsin Representative Ron Kind's Higher Education Action Plan to make higher education more affordable.

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Gov. Walker promotes education budget ideas at FVTC

Walker visited Fox Valley Technical College to take a tour of the new Public Safety Training Center, which opened last year to help law enforcement and firefighters train. He also was there to tout his budget proposal, which he introduced recently to lawmakers in Madison.

Read more: Walker talks budget at Fox Valley Tech stop

CVTC adds Library and Information Services associate degree program

Chippewa Valley Technical College will begin offering a Library and Information Services associate degree in August 2017. The degree would apply to people with an interest or a current position working in libraries. There are currently no other undergraduate programs in library science in the state.

Read more: CVTC adds program for library workers

Technical college tuition freeze in Gov. Walker’s budget proposal

Under provisions announced in Gov. Walker’s executive budget, college students would receive more need-based financial aid and those attending technical schools would have their tuition frozen. The governor’s office estimated the tuition freeze would save about $280 over two years.

Read more: Technical college tuition freeze, financial aid increase in Scott Walker's budget

WCTC receives donation to provide manufacturing technology upgrade

Waukesha County Technical College has received a donation of $188,000 to purchase an automated manufacturing cell for the college’s Automation Systems Technology (AST)/Robotics program. The new FANUC automated manufacturing cell will be located in the college’s Integrated Manufacturing Center, which opened last April.

Read more: WCTC receives $188,000 donation to purchase manufacturing technology

CVTC Mechanical Design program approved by WTCS

The Wisconsin Technical College System Board has approved a comeback of the Mechanical Design program at Chippewa Valley Technical College for the fall of 2017. A previous program at CVTC’s Eau Claire campus was discontinued around the early 2000s.

Read more: Responding to demand: CVTC Mechanical Design program approved

MATC, UWM and MPS launch joint education initiative

Milwaukee Area Technical College, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Milwaukee Public Schools officially have launched their joint education initiative, called M³ or M-Cubed. Its goal is to increase retention, graduation and career success of Milwaukee area students.

Read more: UWM Launches Education Partnership with MPS, MATC

MATC receives $2.3 million grand to expand nursing program

Milwaukee Area Technical College received a $2.3 million grant from United Health Foundation to enable it to double the size of its registered nursing program over the next three years and help address the state’s nursing shortage. 

Read more: United Health Foundation Awards Milwaukee Area Technical College $2.3 Million Grant to Expand Nursing School Capacity

Nicolet receives WEDC grant to expand entrepreneurship programs

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation announced 11 grants statewide from a pool of $500,000 for entrepreneurship support grants. Nicolet College, one of the grant recipients, was given $27,000 to expand its entrepreneurship programs. 

Read more: WEDC Supplies Grant For Nicolet Entrepreneur Program