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MPTC signs transfer agreement with Wisconsin Lutheran College

A transfer partnership signed in March gives Moraine Park Technical College graduates of select programs the opportunity to transfer to Wisconsin Lutheran College at junior status to complete their baccalaureate degree in the college's adult accelerated program.
Read more: MPTC students: New transfer option to Wisconsin Lutheran College

MATC president Vicki Martin among 2016 Women of Influence

Milwaukee Area Technical College president Vicki Martin is among the first group of Milwaukee Business Journal’s 2016 Women of Influence winners.
Read more: Northwestern Mutual's Botcher, MATC president Martin among 2016 Women of Influence

Companies turn to tech colleges for worker training, education

To keep employees engaged in their jobs, companies are increasingly reaching out to technical colleges for ongoing education and workplace training.
Read more: Companies reach out to colleges for worker training, ongoing education

Gateway featured on White House conference call

Gateway Technical College Board Member Pamela Zenner-Richards spoke on a White House conference call about tuition-free community college. The call served as a precursor to Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, announcing a new $100 million investment in job training grants.

Read more: Gateway, SCJ featured on White House conference call

CVTC to offer drone certification classes

Starting this summer, CVTC will offer a nine-credit drone certification. The eight-week, fully online Unmanned Aerial Systems Certificate is designed to give the student a solid foundation in understanding unmanned aerial vehicle systems technologies, capabilities, regulations, safety and legal responsibilities.

Read more: CVTC to Offer Drone Certification Classes

CVTC's Energy Education Center receives national accolades

The new Energy Education Center (EEC) at Chippewa Valley Technical College (CVTC) has been recognized for its energy efficiency and green environmental features. Focus on Energy has selected the EEC as a 2016 Energy Efficiency Excellence Award Winner, while the U.S. Green Building Council has awarded the EEC LEED Gold certification. The EEC is the first LEED Gold Certified building in the Eau Claire area.

Read more: CVTC receives awards for its green practices

WCTC students receive scholarships from plastics industry groups

Recognizing the need to fill the skills gap, plastics industry trade groups and companies stepped up to the plate to provide thousands of dollars in scholarships. The SPE Milwaukee Education Foundation recently provided four $500 scholarships to Waukesha County Technical College. Orbis Corp. of Oconomowoc, WI provided two $500 scholarships and Progressive Components (Wauconda, IL) gave the WCTC a $250 scholarship.

Read more: Plastics industry groups and companies provide thousands of dollars in scholarships

Madison College will offer carpentry summer camp for girls

Madison College has announced that it will offer a camp this summer for girls ages 13-15 to learn carpentry skills and how to operate power tools. MAD Carpentry Instructor Sandy Thistle is the brains behind the camp, which she hopes will break down gender stereotypes. 

Read more: Madison College To Offer Carpentry Summer Camp For Girls

GTC opens RPM Manufacturing Center in Elkhorn

The new RPM Manufacturing Center officially opened on Gateway Technical College’s Elkhorn campus, marking the completion of a $1.25 million project. The project included the addition of 3,200 square feet of space for CNC machining and the renovation of 3,000 square feet of additional manufacturing space.

Read more: Gateway opens manufacturing center in Elkhorn

CVTC demonstrates the power of safety in mock emergency exercise

Chippewa Valley Technical College held a mock emergency exercise at its West Campus to demonstrate how rescue workers, first responders and electric lineman must work together to ensure safety when power lines are involved any type of accident.

Read more: The power of safety: Mock exercise shows dangers of downed lines

MATC Foundation receives pledge to support Promise Program

The Milwaukee Area Technical College Foundation has received a pledge of $100,000 from ManpowerGroup to support the MATC Promise. The scholarship program will pay for eligible students’ tuition and fees after federal and state financial aid has been determined. The first class of Promise students will enroll at MATC this fall.

Read more: MATC Foundation Receives $100,000 Award from ManpowerGroup for MATC Promise

Flex schedules help FVTC students succeed

Fox Valley Technical College re-vamped its coursework last fall to better accommodate people's schedules. Besides two-year degrees, FVTC offers programs in a tiered system that last fewer weeks than a college semester. 

Read more: Flex schedules help students succeed

BTC to sign transfer agreement with UW-Rock County

Students at Blackhawk Technical College will have yet another transfer opportunity with a new agreement between the college and UW-Rock County. The new transfer agreement will allow all applied associate degree grads to seamlessly transfer into a bachelor of applied arts and sciences degree at UW-Rock County.

Read more: Blackhawk Technical College, UW-Rock County to sign transfer agreement

NTC looking to add student housing; meal plans

As the typical age of a technical college student declines, Northcentral Technical College is looking to provide housing and meal plans for those who want to live closer to campus as soon as 2017.

Read more: NTC student housing; meal plans on tap

Donation provides big boost to IT innovation at NTC

A new, cutting-edge IT program called “The Branch” is set to launch at the Northcentral-Wausau Campus, thanks in part to a donation from Church Mutual Insurance Company.

Read more: Church Mutual donation to nurture IT innovation at NTC

NWTC students build cabins for the disabled

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College students are building cabins that will provide persons with disabilities access to Wisconsin's Northwoods.

Read more: Cabins for Camp Daniel

CVTC to offer professional communication degree

Chippewa Valley Technical College is taking applications for its new, online Professional Communications program for this fall. The new associate degree was established after market research indicated a strong need for it in various areas of business. 

Read more: CVTC to offer professional communication degree

FVTC's Bovine Birthing Simulator unveiled

Fox Valley Technical College unveiled a new Bovine Birthing Simulator at the colleges' National Ag Day celebration April 1. Maple Leaf Foxy is a full-sized bovine model that will be beneficial to students building skills in agriculture.

Read more: FVTC's Bovine Birthing Simulator unveiled

WCTC opens new manufacturing center

Waukesha County Technical College held a grand opening for its $4.5 million Integrate Manufacturing Center, a 24,000 square foot facility in Pewaukee, thanks to generous community donations.

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Southwest Tech students cooking up real life experiences

Check out Paul Bykowski, one of 12 students in the Southwest Wisconsin Technical College Culinary program enjoying the preparation of gourmet luncheons for the general public.

Read more: Southwest Tech students cooking up real life experiences