CVTC receives grant to boost machine tool scholarships
June 1, 2017
Chippewa Valley Technical College students interested in careers as machinists will have a new opportunity for financial support thanks to a $30,000 grant from The Gene Haas Foundation. Machine Tooling Technics students who maintain a B or better grade point average and maintain at least 90 percent attendance will receive scholarships of up to $1,000.
Western, Ashley Furniture partner to enhance robotics program
May 31, 2017
A new partnership between Western Technical College and Ashley Furniture will allow students to work with state-of-the-art equipment. Ashley will provide six robots and three training simulators for the school’s electro-mechanical technology program.
FVTC students return home to South Africa to help tackle unemployment
May 24, 2017
Two Fox Valley Technical College international exchange students have returned to South Africa to help tackle the country’s unemployment rate by setting up computer labs. To help start those computers labs, Fox Valley Tech is giving the students 40 computers that were ready to be replaced, along with technology software.
Madison College students guaranteed admission to Edgewood College with certain degrees
May 15, 2017
Madison Area Technical College graduates who earn associate degrees in civil or electrical engineering or human services will be guaranteed admission to Edgewood College under a new agreement between the schools.
GTC signs transfer agreement with Carthage College
May 9, 2017
Gateway Technical College and Carthage College have signed a partnership agreement to allow Gateway students to transfer up to 68 credits to Carthage. The credits can be applied to a bachelor’s degree and many students will be able to start as a junior.
MSTC celebrates grand opening of new Student Services & Information Center
May 3, 2017
Mid-State Technical College staff, city officials and corporate community leaders were on hand for the grand opening of the new Student Services & Information Center at MSTC. The new 5,400-square foot facility, including a 4,200-square foot remodel, was built to centralize student resources as well as give the entrance an updated look.
Gateway opens new Kenall Protective Services Training Center
May 2, 2017
Gateway has officially opened its new Kenall Protective Services Training Center. The training center has been remodeled and expanded, providing a state-of-the-art training site for Gateway's law enforcement academy, as well as ongoing training for law enforcement professionals throughout Wisconsin.
Madison College, UW-Madison and Edgewood College partner for 'Personalized Pathways' initiative
May 2, 2017
All three of Madison’s higher education institutions have partnered to launch the Madison School District’s “Personalized Pathways” initiative set to begin this fall. The initiative is aimed at helping high school students explore college and career options sooner and in a more deliberate way.
‘Fab lab’ grants aim to increase student training and workforce development
April 26, 2017
Governor Scott Walker and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) announced 21 school districts throughout the state have been awarded a total of nearly $500,000 in grants to establish or expand local fabrication laboratory (fab lab) facilities. The Fab Lab Grants Program is aimed at student training and workforce development.