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Gov. Walker promotes new Broadband Academy at WITC

Governor Scott Walker was at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College to highlight the college’s new Broadband Academy and the 2017-19 budget’s workforce development initiatives and historic investment in broadband expansion. WITC’s Broadband Academy teaches the fundamentals of broadband services and how broadband networks operate with different technologies.

Read more: Gov. Walker: Highlights workforce development & broadband expansion initiatives at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College

Madison College, UW-Baraboo partner to offer free English as a Second Language courses

Madison College and UW-Baraboo/Sauk County have partnered to offer free English as a Second Language courses at the Baraboo campus. The classes are taught by Madison College instructors, focusing on career-building language skills at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels.

Read more: MATC, Boo-U partner to offer language courses in Baraboo for non-English speaking residents

Credit agreement between WTCS, Viterbo helps nursing students advance

A new credit agreement between WTCS and Viterbo will help make it easier for nursing students to get a four-year degree. Registered nurses with a two-year degree from a technical college in the state can now fully apply those credits toward a bachelor's degree from Viterbo University.

Read more: New credit agreement helps nurses advance

WCTC receives $2.6 million donation to expand Integrated Manufacturing Center, buy new training equipment

Waukesha County Technical College received $2.6 million from former Signicast Corp. president and owner Walter (Terry) Lutz. His donation will allow the college to enhance and expand the Integrated Manufacturing center and purchase new training equipment. 

Read more: Former Signicast owner, foundation donating $2.6 million to WCTC

Madison College, DOC partnership could help fill in-demand jobs

A new partnership between Madison College and the state Department of Corrections is helping to fill in-demand jobs. The technical college will be lending nearly 20 welding machines to the Stanley Correctional Institution in Chippewa County, which will then provide vocational training opportunities for inmates. 

Read more: Partnership between Madison College, DOC could help fill in-demand jobs

Madison College unveils new public safety training facility

Madison Area Technical College has unveiled its new public safety training facility southwest of Columbus on the site of a former racetrack. The approximately $4 million, 40-acre facility includes buildings for classroom instruction and a large paved block. It also features curved, uphill, downhill and straight roadways to mimic actual situations officers might face in the field, giving a boost to area law enforcement agencies’ training options.

Read more: Madison Area Technical College unveils new facility for law enforcement students and agencies

WTCS, BTC award SSI Technologies with Futuremaker Partner award

The Wisconsin Technical College System and Blackhawk Technical College honored SSI Technologies, Inc. for the company’s dedicated engagement with Blackhawk over many years in efforts to promote career awareness and lifelong learning. The WTCS Futuremaker Partner award recognizes the unique, dynamic partnerships between Wisconsin's technical colleges and their employer partners.

Read more: SSI Technologies recognized as Futuremaker Partner

Workshop for aspiring entrepreneurs being held at NWTC

Green Bay SCORE is hosting an Entrepreneur Index Assessment Workshop from 11:30am to 2pm on Friday, Nov. 17 at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. The workshop includes an online entrepreneurial traits assessment with a personal report provided after completing a questionnaire. Register online for the event at greenbay.score.com.

Read more: Are you cut out to be an entrepreneur? Find out at this workshop

FVTC National Criminal Justice Training Center receives grant to train on victim issues

Fox Valley Technical College's National Criminal Justice Training Center received a grant to train community corrections officers and probation and parole agents to be more responsive to victims. The two-year, $450,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice's Office on Violence Against Women will allow NCJTC to focus on victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking. 

Read more: National Criminal Justice Training Center lands grant to train on victim issues

Madison College receives $6.5 million in grants to expand south campus earlier than planned

Madison College has received $6.5 million in grants from Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation & Affiliates, allowing its South Campus plan expansion to be fast-tracked. The full 75,000-square-foot South Campus with wrap-around services for students will be completed in 2019, rather than in several phases over the years. 

Read more: Grants allow Madison College south campus to build full campus by 2019

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