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Wisconsin GI Bill expands education benefit eligibility

Thanks to a recent change by the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs, more veterans' spouses and children will be eligible for education benefits. With a recent expansion of the Wisconsin GI Bill, local colleges will be able to serve more veterans and their family’s educational needs.

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NWTC unveils new Transportation Center

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College has unveiled its new 63,000-square foot Transportation Center. The building will house the college's Automotive, Auto Collision and new Diesel Medium and Heavy Truck programs.

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CVTC invites men to explore cosmetology

Chippewa Valley Technical College is inviting men to explore a career in an increasingly female-dominated field. The Men in Cosmetology Boot Camp, designed to introduce prospective males students to the field, will be held from 9am – 1pm on Friday, Oct. 27 on the CVTC campus.

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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.

Read more: The Delaney Family: Work hard, play hard, love hard

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.

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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

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