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MSTC celebrates grand opening of new Student Services & Information Center

Mid-State Technical College staff, city officials and corporate community leaders were on hand for the grand opening of the new Student Services & Information Center at MSTC. The new 5,400-square foot facility, including a 4,200-square foot remodel, was built to centralize student resources as well as give the entrance an updated look.

Read more: Mid-State Unveils New Student Services Center

Gateway opens new Kenall Protective Services Training Center

Gateway has officially opened its new Kenall Protective Services Training Center. The training center has been remodeled and expanded, providing a state-of-the-art training site for Gateway's law enforcement academy, as well as ongoing training for law enforcement professionals throughout Wisconsin.

Read more: Gateway's Kenall Protective Services Training Center Opens

Madison College, UW-Madison and Edgewood College partner for 'Personalized Pathways' initiative

All three of Madison’s higher education institutions have partnered to launch the Madison School District’s “Personalized Pathways” initiative set to begin this fall. The initiative is aimed at helping high school students explore college and career options sooner and in a more deliberate way. 

Read more: UW-Madison, Edgewood College on board for Madison School District's 'Pathways' project

‘Fab lab’ grants aim to increase student training and workforce development

Governor Scott Walker and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) announced 21 school districts throughout the state have been awarded a total of nearly $500,000 in grants to establish or expand local fabrication laboratory (fab lab) facilities. The Fab Lab Grants Program is aimed at student training and workforce development.

Read more:  Gov. Walker: 21 Wisconsin school districts awarded fab lab grants

NWTC, others receive major national grant to help improve student outcomes

With support from The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, InsideTrack will work with leaders from Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, Austin Community College, East Mississippi Community College and a California-based institution, to build and maintain data-driven student success coaching and advising programs.

Read more: Major National Grant Helps Community Colleges Build Capacity for Next Generation Coaching and Advising with InsideTrack

WTCS receives $1.3 million Student Success Center grant from Great Lakes

The Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) recently learned that a $1.3 million, three-year grant from Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation & Affiliates will allow Wisconsin to become the 14th state to implement a “Student Success Center.”

Read more: Great Lakes awards $1.3 Million Student Success Center grant to WTCS

MATC, local non-profit partner to help meet construction industry demands

As part of ongoing efforts to find people for the growing number of construction jobs needed to meet the activity boom in the Milwaukee region, Milwaukee Area Technical College and WRTP/BIG STEP announced a joint program called the Milwaukee Skilled Trades Consortium.

Read more: MATC, WRTP/BIG STEP partner to meet construction industry demands

New program gives Green Bay-area students opportunity to graduate with at least 15 college credits

Turbocharge with College Credit is a K-16 partnership between the Green Bay Area Public Schools, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College and the UW-Green Bay in an effort to successfully transition high school graduates to postsecondary education. The program allows them to earn college credit towards a certificate, credential or degree upon graduation.

Read more: Green Bay-area schools to offer college credits for all students

Dr. Roger Stanford named new Western president

Western Technical College has announced Dr. Roger Stanford as the new president. He is the seventh president in the school's history. Prior to coming to Western, he served as the Vice President of Instruction at Chippewa Valley Technical College in Eau Claire.

Read more: Western Technical College announces new President

WCTC to offer free short-term training in welding and automotive maintenance

Waukesha County Technical College will offer free short-term training in welding and automotive maintenance for a total of 36 young adults. The program is open to those ages 18 to 24 with a high-school diploma or GED, eighth grade math and reading skills and the ability to start training by summer 2017.

Read more: WCTC to offer free welding, automotive training