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CVTC to start culinary program in 2018

Industry demand has led the Chippewa Valley Technical College District Board to approve a culinary program which will begin in fall 2018, with initial enrollment for 24 students. CVTC formerly had a Hotel and Restaurant Management program, which was discontinued in 2010.

Read more: CVTC Board Approves Culinary Program

NWTC adds culinary specialist degree

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College is set to launch a culinary specialist technical diploma in the Spring 2017 semester. The 31-credit program qualifies students for jobs including sous chef, banquet chef, pastry chef, restaurant owner, restaurant manager and personal chef.

Read more: NWTC to offer culinary specialist degree

Gateway, DWD partner to offer no-cost, short-term training programs

The Southeast Wisconsin Workforce Development Board and Gateway Technical College have partnered to offer short-term training programs that equip local residents with the skills and credentials to secure in-demand jobs as computer numerical control machine operators and telecommunications cable installers.

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Western grads honored as 2016 Distinguished Alumnus

Jeff and Brian Wieser, two Western Technical College alumni, have been recognized by the Wisconsin Technical College District Boards Association as the 2016 Distinguished Alumnus Award recipients.

Read more: Western Alumni receive technical college award

FVTC receives educational diversity award

Fox Valley Technical College is the first technical college in the state to be awarded the Ann Lydecker Educational Diversity Award, after more than doubling its minority student population over the last five years.

Read more: Fox Valley Tech’s diverse student population earns recognition

WTCS honors Church Mutual with “Futuremakers Partner" award

The Wisconsin Technical College System and Northcentral Technical College have honored Church Mutual Insurance Company for their commitment to technical college education. The award recognizes the dynamic and enduring partnerships between Wisconsin's technical colleges and their community and employer partners.

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Gateway president speaks at White House Community College event

Gateway Technical College President Bryan Albrecht spoke at a White House Community College Convening event, joining a lineup that included college presidents, policymakers, elected officials and business leaders. The event was hosted by Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, and other White House administration officials.

Read more: Gateway President Albrecht speaks at White House

Western celebrates grand opening at Viroqua campus

Western Technical College’s Viroqua campus celebrated the end of a major remodeling project with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Renovation of the Viroqua campus started in August 2013, and was completed in two phases.

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CVTC expands ag program offerings

Chippewa Valley Technical College will initiate new programs and credentials in agriculture-related fields beginning in August 2017. The offerings include two new associate degree programs and four new technical diplomas as expansions of CVTC’s existing Agriscience Technician program.

Read more: CVTC Expands Agriculture Programs

NWTC merges with four school districts to form Woodland Academy Consortium

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College has joined forces with the school districts of Florence, Niagara, Pembine and Goodman to form the Woodland Academy Consortium in Aurora, Wis. The academy will give high school students the chance to be dually enrolled and begin earning college credits while still in high school.

Read more: NWTC merges with school districts