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Western Agriculture students get hands-on experience in the field

Farm business and production management program students from Western Technical College participated in a field experience near Bangor. The students got a hands-on introduction to latest tractor and harvesting equipment as well as experience taking soil samples and collecting data on field performance such as yield.

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MATC, Cardinal Stritch agreement leads to accelerated nursing program

Milwaukee Area Technical College and Cardinal Stritch University have signed an agreement to help nursing students get their degrees faster. MATC nursing students will now be able to concurrently enroll at Cardinal Stritch and earn a bachelor’s degree in as little as one semester.

Read more: 4-year degree in 1 semester: MATC teams up with Cardinal Stritch to help nursing students

Transfer agreement allows FVTC business credits to transfer to UW-Green Bay

A transfer agreement now allows students who earn an associate's degree in business from Fox Valley Technical College to transfer to the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay with junior standing. Students who take advantage of the option could transfer as many as 60 credits to UWGB and save nearly $11,000, based on an analysis of each institution's per-credit costs.

Read more: Fox Valley Tech business credits will transfer to UWGB

Roger Stanford inaugurated as Western Technical College president

Western Technical College is under new leadership. At a Saturday afternoon Ceremony, Roger Stanford was installed as the seventh president of the college. He succeeds former President, Lee Rasch. 

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New firefighter training center at NWTC makes its debut

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College in Green Bay held a ribbon-cutting for its new firefighting training center. It's a new tool in training new firefighters and help experienced ones brush up on their skills. The tower cost $1.1 million to build and it serves 98 fire departments in seven counties.

Read more: NWTC unveils firefighter training center

Microsoft rolls out TechSpark Initiative at FVTC

Fox Valley Technical College was chosen by Microsoft for a new program aimed at providing broadband access to rural areas while also teaching young people about digital skills and careers. The TechSpark Initiative is designed to bring industry and education together to teach computer science in schools.

Read more: Microsoft programs aimed at sparking tech skills and jobs in northeast Wisconsin

Western unveils new Industrial Automation Lab

Western Technical College has unveiled its new Ashley Furniture Industrial Automation Lab. The lab features six robots and three simulator units to train students of the Electromechanical Technology program. The robots were donated to Western through a foundation set up by the founders of Ashley Furniture. That foundation also paid to have Western faculty certified on the new equipment.

Read more: Western cuts ribbon on new Automation Lab

Upper Iowa, WTCS announce tuition grant for tech college grads

The Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) and Upper Iowa University (UIU) have announced a new tuition grant for Wisconsin technical college graduates. All WTCS graduates automatically qualify for a grant that will offset a portion of the cost of tuition when attending UIU.

Read more: Upper Iowa University announces tuition grant program for technical college grads

NWTC hosts Girls in Trade event for local middle school students

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College hosted local middle school students for its Girls in Trades event. About 200 Green Bay-area girls had the opportunity to try masonry, robotics, biomedical electronics, prototyping and CNC machines and hear from local employers. 

Read more: Green Bay-area girls learn about trades

MSTC's mobile tech lab inspires Wisconsin manufacturing

A mobile manufacturing lab from Mid-State Technical College is rolling across the state to inspire curiosity about the varied career possibilities available in the world of high-tech manufacturing in Wisconsin. Funded in part by a $150,000 grant from the Wisconsin Technical College System, the mobile lab is outfitted with the latest technology and equipment to deliver a modern manufacturing experience.

Read more: MSTC's mobile tech lab inspires Wisconsin manufacturing

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