CVTC adds Library and Information Services associate degree program
February 9, 2017
Chippewa Valley Technical College will begin offering a Library and Information Services associate degree in August 2017. The degree would apply to people with an interest or a current position working in libraries. There are currently no other undergraduate programs in library science in the state.
Technical college tuition freeze in Gov. Walker’s budget proposal
February 9, 2017
Under provisions announced in Gov. Walker’s executive budget, college students would receive more need-based financial aid and those attending technical schools would have their tuition frozen. The governor’s office estimated the tuition freeze would save about $280 over two years.
WCTC receives donation to provide manufacturing technology upgrade
February 8, 2017
Waukesha County Technical College has received a donation of $188,000 to purchase an automated manufacturing cell for the college’s Automation Systems Technology (AST)/Robotics program. The new FANUC automated manufacturing cell will be located in the college’s Integrated Manufacturing Center, which opened last April.
The Wisconsin Technical College System Board has approved a comeback of the Mechanical Design program at Chippewa Valley Technical College for the fall of 2017. A previous program at CVTC’s Eau Claire campus was discontinued around the early 2000s.
MATC, UWM and MPS launch joint education initiative
February 7, 2017
Milwaukee Area Technical College, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Milwaukee Public Schools officially have launched their joint education initiative, called M³ or M-Cubed. Its goal is to increase retention, graduation and career success of Milwaukee area students.
MATC receives $2.3 million grand to expand nursing program
January 27, 2017
Milwaukee Area Technical College received a $2.3 million grant from United Health Foundation to enable it to double the size of its registered nursing program over the next three years and help address the state’s nursing shortage.
Nicolet receives WEDC grant to expand entrepreneurship programs
January 25, 2017
The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation announced 11 grants statewide from a pool of $500,000 for entrepreneurship support grants. Nicolet College, one of the grant recipients, was given $27,000 to expand its entrepreneurship programs.
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College has started its trial Promise Scholarship, a tuition-free program available exclusively to NWTC district high school seniors who are graduating in 2017 and planning to attend NWTC.
The Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) has recognized Baird for its commitment to technical college education with the Futuremaker Partner award, recognizing the dynamic and enduring partnerships between Wisconsin's technical colleges and their community and employer partners.
Nicolet selected by U.S. Department of Education for financial aid experiment
January 23, 2017
Nicolet College has been selected by the U.S. Department of Education to participate in a national experiment, which focuses on reducing student loan debt. The goal of the study is to keep students aware of their escalating debt as they're progressing through their academic program.