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.
Girl Scouts learn how to be first responders at MATC's CampHERO
July 14, 2016
CampHERO is a partnership between Girl Scouts Wisconsin Southeast, MATC and the Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission. The goal of the camp is to expose the girls to professions like firefighters, police officers and EMTs.
CVTC gets new programs, facility approved by WTCS Board
July 14, 2016
Chippewa Valley Technical College (CVTC) will offer new associate degree programs in Digital Marketing and Sales Management, plus technical diplomas in Entrepreneurship and Nail Technician after winning approval from the state Wisconsin Technical College System Board.
WTCS Board and WITC award Thomas Precision as "Futuremakers Partner"
July 13, 2016
The Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) Board awarded its "Futuremakers Partner" award to Thomas Precision, Inc. on Tuesday evening, in partnership with Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College (WITC). The award recognizes the dynamic and enduring partnerships between Wisconsin's technical colleges and their community and employer partners.
Eau Claire high school students earn free college credit at CVTC
July 12, 2016
Eau Claire high school students are getting a head start on college this summer with IT Academies at Chippewa Valley Technical College. The academies are 8-week long courses that allow students to earn up to 9 credits that count for both their high school graduation requirement and college courses.
LTC partners with Waupun High School on Ag classes
July 6, 2016
A partnership between Lakeshore Technical College and Waupun High School is allowing students to earn credits towards a technical education diploma. Moraine Park Technical College also has a partnership with Lakeshore Technical College, which allows students to take agricultural courses at either school.
Last week, OSHA and CVTC signed a five-year renewal of their alliance — an agreement between the two since 2006 that effectively makes the college the go-to place when it comes to teaching workplace safety in its 11-county service area.
MSTC student wins national award at 2016 SkillsUSA Championships
July 5, 2016
Jordan Esselman, a student at Mid-State Technical College, won a national award at the 2016 SkillsUSA Championships. Esselman competed in the automotive service technology division. He was one of more than 6,000 students competing in the annual workforce development event, which showcases career and technical education.
Madison College to offer new Agriculture Systems Management program
June 30, 2016
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.
MATC to pilot a revival of Pell Grants for prisoners
June 29, 2016
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.
CVTC, SWTC and WITC receive Department of Labor TechHire Partnership Grants
June 28, 2016
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.
BTC signs transfer agreement with Herzing University
June 28, 2016
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.
MPTC offers chance to test drive careers in welding and CNC
June 27, 2016
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.
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.
FVTC looks to expand truck driving program options
June 23, 2016
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.
GTC's CNC Boot Camp certificate program readies HS students for the real world
June 22, 2016
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.