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CVTC Mechanical Design program approved by WTCS

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.

Read more: Responding to demand: CVTC Mechanical Design program approved

MATC, UWM and MPS launch joint education initiative

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.

Read more: UWM Launches Education Partnership with MPS, MATC

MATC receives $2.3 million grand to expand nursing program

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. 

Read more: United Health Foundation Awards Milwaukee Area Technical College $2.3 Million Grant to Expand Nursing School Capacity

Nicolet receives WEDC grant to expand entrepreneurship programs

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. 

Read more: WEDC Supplies Grant For Nicolet Entrepreneur Program

NWTC launches Promise Scholarship program

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.

Read more: New NWTC program reduces college costs

WTCS recognizes Baird as Futuremaker Partner

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. 

Read more: Baird named WTCS Futuremaker Partner

Nicolet selected by U.S. Department of Education for financial aid experiment

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.

Read more: Nicolet selected for U.S. Department of Education financial aid experiment

Forest County Potawatomi Foundation creates scholarship program for Wisconsin residents

A new scholarship program created by the Forest County Potawatomi Foundation will award a total of $475,000 in scholarships to students enrolled in a high school vocational or technical program, an in-state technical college or an accredited Wisconsin university or four-year college.

Read more: Potawatomi Foundation creates new scholarship program

CVTC business and tech programs accredited

The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) recently announced full accreditation for nine business and technology associate degree programs at Chippewa Valley Technical College.

Read more: CVTC Business, Tech Programs Earn Accreditation

Western President named La Crosse Tribune Person of the Year

Western Technical College President Lee Rasch has been named the La Crosse Tribune Person of the Year for 2016. Rasch has spent nearly three decades leading efforts to strengthen the college, its reputation and the downtown where the main campus is located, including a recently completed $80 million project to modernize the college’s facilities and programming.

Read more: Western president named Tribune Person of the Year