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MATC offers Career Pathway Program for students working on pre-college studies

Students in the English as a Second Language (ESL) program and those working on their General Education Development certificate (GED), High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED) or Adult High School credentials at Milwaukee Area Technical College now have the opportunity to work concurrently on a college-level Career Pathway Program. 

Read more: Students Can Earn Career Completion Certificates While Working on GED, HSED, High School Completion Programs or ESL at MATC

Mid-State adds five new programs for the fall

Mid-State Technical College isoffering five new degree programs in the fall: agribusiness and science technology; business analyst; emergency services management; heating, ventilation and air conditioning; and IT computer support specialist. 

Read more: Five new programs coming to Mid-State this fall

Selling principles course returns to WITC this fall

Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College is bringing back its selling principles class after a 10-year hiatus. Starting this fall, the selling principles course will offer ideas and concepts that can increase sales performance for the salesperson and the organization.

Read more: Sales training making a comeback at WITC

Western receives $325,000 in workforce training grants

Western Technical College was awarded $325,000 in Workforce Advancement Training grants to upgrade the skills of workers at 11 companies. The funding is part of $4 million from the state, allocated to the Wisconsin Technical College System and awarded to its 16 member colleges through a competitive grant process.

Read more: Western receives Workforce Advancement Training grants for 11 area businesses

Nicolet, Northern Michigan University sign transfer agreement for culinary arts students

Nicolet College has signed a transfer agreement with Northern Michigan University for culinary arts students. Students who complete their associate degree can transfer their credits to Northern Michigan and enter the university with junior status. 

Read more: Nicolet College adds bachelor’s degree option in culinary arts

Gateway to offer CNC operator boot camp training in fall

Gateway Technical College has partnered with the Southeast Wisconsin Workforce Development Board to offer short-term Computer Numerical Control Machine (CNC) Operators training. The program will equip students with the skills and credentials to secure in-demand jobs.

Read more: Gateway to offer CNC operator boot camp

WTCS helped land Foxconn, will help train workforce

Executives from Foxconn, one of the world’s largest electronics manufacturers, met with leaders of the Wisconsin Technical College System prior to making the decision to build a facility of Wisconsin. WTCS will help train a workforce to support the tech industry. 

Read more: Technical college system helped land Foxconn

CVTC, Herzing partner to help lower tuition costs for nursing students

Chippewa Valley Technical College has partnered with Herzing University Online to create the DEGREE UP program. The program allows nursing students to earn college credits from two colleges simultaneously, while paying only CVTC’s tuition rates.

Read more: CVTC, Herzing University partner to provide nursing "DEGREE UP" program

NWTC wins national student success award

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, Morgan State University, and Montana State University Northern were named winners of the 2017 Hobsons Education Advances Awards. Morgan State University and NWTC tied for this year’s Student Success award.

Read more: Maryland, Wisconsin, and Montana Higher Ed Institutions Win 2017 Hobsons Education Advances Awards

New website hopes to connect college students with internships

The website www.internshipwisconsin.com is a new tool that seeks to boost the number of Wisconsin college students with internships. The project is partnership between the DWD, the Wisconsin Technical College System, the UW System and the Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities.

Read more: State launches site to connect students with internships