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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

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