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WPS offers scholarships to students planning to enroll in technical college

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.

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WCTC receives grant to create paid internships

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.

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BTC, Madison College sign transfer agreement

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.

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Youth apprenticeship grants available for 2017-18 school year

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.

Read more: Lt. Gov. Kleefisch and DWD Assistant Deputy Secretary Anderson announce available youth apprenticeship grants for the 2017-18 sc

Western's YouthBuild program aims to get at-risk youth back on track

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.

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New program at CVTC allows high school students to earn college degrees

Chippewa Valley Technical College has unveiled a new program allowing high school students to earn associate degrees — a first in Wisconsin. The program in business management is set to begin in the fall at River Falls High School. 

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Western reps in Washington to meet with Ron Kind on higher ed

Western Technical College representatives spent Wednesday in the nation's capital, learning more about Wisconsin Representative Ron Kind's Higher Education Action Plan to make higher education more affordable.

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Gov. Walker promotes education budget ideas at FVTC

Walker visited Fox Valley Technical College to take a tour of the new Public Safety Training Center, which opened last year to help law enforcement and firefighters train. He also was there to tout his budget proposal, which he introduced recently to lawmakers in Madison.

Read more: Walker talks budget at Fox Valley Tech stop

CVTC adds Library and Information Services associate degree program

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.

Read more: CVTC adds program for library workers

Technical college tuition freeze in Gov. Walker’s budget proposal

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.

Read more: Technical college tuition freeze, financial aid increase in Scott Walker's budget