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Madison College student stays motivated despite DACA's uncertain future

MADISON (WKOW) -- A DACA recipient who attends college is staying motivated to stick to his career plan despite the program's uncertain future.


As of Tuesday, officials with the Trump Administration announced they plan to dismantle the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals within six months. The five-year-long program has allowed children of undocumented immigrants to pass background checks and work legally in the United States.

Read more: Potential workforce faces deportation while employers clammer for help

Green County cheesemaker deals with employee churn

In her almost 30 years working in human resources, Wendy Cuevas has never experienced the kind of difficulty hiring workers as she has today.


At Monroe-based Klondike Cheese, where Cuevas is human resources manager, she has hired 188 temporary and full-time workers over the past year — for a company that only has 205 employees total. The starting wage is $13 an hour.

Read more: 670 job openings represented at career fair to only 42 job seekers

Western joins 'Achieving the Dream' network, focuses on diversity and inclusion

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - A local college is joining other two-year institutions to focus on campus diversity and inclusion.


Western Technical College joined the 'Achieving the Dream' network which aims to support the academic success of low- income and minority students.

Read more: In support of diverse student body, Western Technical College joins 'Achieving the Dream' Network

Rural Wisconsin faces shortage of volunteer EMTs

As years go on, the service provided by volunteer first responders in rural Wisconsin is slowly decreasing.These volunteers are known as emergency medical technicians, or EMTs. An EMT is a first responder to emergencies such as car accidents, traumas, heart attacks and childbirth.The volunteer EMTs, which many rural areas depend upon, have a large set of responsibilities, and they do it all without pay.

Read more: Shortage of volunteer EMTs presents challenges to rural communities

CVTC receives grant to boost tech ed at area schools

Chippewa Valley Technical College Foundation, Inc. has received a $133,200 grant from 3M to help build career pathways in manufacturing. The grant is designed to support CVTC in developing the skills and knowledge of high school teachers and students in automation and mechatronics. 

Read more: 3M grant to help CVTC boost tech ed at area schools

MPTC tweaks culinary program to keep pace with an evolving industry

Moraine Park Technical College has made some tweaks to its Culinary Arts program to reflect changes in the industry. The program now includes instruction on sustainable food production, farm-to-table food preparations, preparation of smoked and cured meats, artisan baking, street foods and more. 

Read more: MPTC Tweaking Culinary Arts Program

SWTC, Western ranked among Top 20 Community Colleges in U.S.

To determine where students can receive the best education at the lowest price, WalletHub’s analysts compared more than 700 community colleges across 14 key indicators of cost and quality. Their data set ranges from the cost of in-state tuition and fees to student-faculty ratio to graduation rate. 

Read more: 2017’s Best & Worst Community Colleges

With statewide partnership, WCMA launches Internship Exchange

The Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association has partnered with the Wisconsin Technical College System, the UW System, and the State of Wisconsin's new WisConnect program to launch Internship Exchange, a program designed to enhance the industry's workforce pipeline. The program will pair interested students with dairy products manufacturers and processors and their supplier partners in the various fields

Read more: WCMA Launches Internship Exchange

NWTC to offer drone certification program

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College will be offering a program this fall. The 14-week certificate program will cover a variety of topics including legal matters, safe usage, and hands-on flying experience. Classes are scheduled to start September 9.

Read more: NWTC to offer drone program

Nicolet launches new culinary management degree

Nicolet recently launched its new Culinary Management associate degree. The new credential is geared more for those interested in the operation of a business in the food industry. Classes start August 28.

Read more: Nicolet College launches new culinary management degree