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.
Agreement between Mid-State, UWSP will help nursing students get degrees faster
March 16, 2017
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.
NWTC to launch to two new agriculture programs next fall
March 13, 2017
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.
WPS offers scholarships to students planning to enroll in technical college
March 3, 2017
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.
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.
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.
Youth apprenticeship grants available for 2017-18 school year
February 28, 2017
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.
Western's YouthBuild program aims to get at-risk youth back on track
February 23, 2017
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.