MPTC launches Promise Program to fund tuition for low-income students
April 10, 2017
A new program launched at Moraine Park Technical College will allow low-income students from area high schools to be eligible for free college tuition. Students graduating in 2018 will be the first to take advantage of this opportunity.
NTC, WITC listed among 50 Best Community Colleges for 2016-17
April 5, 2017
Using data from Aspen Institute’s College Excellence Program, Payscale and individual community colleges, College Choice has compiled a list of the 50 best community colleges in the country. Determining factors include first-year retention rates, three-year graduation rates, credentials awarded, etc.
Western, Viterbo explore collaborative engineering degree program
April 3, 2017
Students may soon have a new engineering degree program, thanks to a collaborative between Western Technical College and Viterbo University. Details are still being finalized, but a potential program would allow students to spend two years at Western, then finish a four-year program at Viterbo.
WCTC announces new Manufacturing Engineering Technology program
March 30, 2017
With support from Quad/Graphics, WCTC has announced a new Manufacturing Engineering Technology program scheduled to launch in August 2017. The program will provide students with an understanding of manufacturing processes, materials, safety and quality.
LTC opens new Advanced Automotive Technology Center
March 30, 2017
At a dedication ceremony, The Advanced Automotive Technology Center at Lakeshore Technical College was officially open for business. The $3 million automotive repair lab is a 10,000 square foot high-tech classroom.
WTCS, DHS and others partner to create Wisconsin Caregiver Career Program
March 29, 2017
The Department of Health Services (DHS) has received federal approval to move forward with an investment to implement the Wisconsin Caregiver Career Program, designed to add up to 3,000 nurse aides to the workforce. DHS is developing the program in partnership with nursing homes, LeadingAge Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Health Care Association and the Wisconsin Technical College System.
MATC receives grant to build transportation center and expand automotive programs
March 28, 2017
Thanks to a $3 million grant, Milwaukee Area Technical College will create a new transportation center and expand its automotive programs. The grant comes from Tom Hurvis, chairman of Illinois-based Old World Industries, which is the parent company of PEAK automotive brand.
CVTC, UW-Stout sign transfer agreement for Liberal Arts students
March 24, 2017
Chippewa Valley Technical College and the University of Wisconsin-Stout and have reached an agreement in which CVTC Liberal Arts students seeking to transfer to the university will be guaranteed admission.
After conducting a national search, the Lakeshore Technical College Board has announced Dr. Paul Carlsen, chief content officer for the Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS), as next president of LTC. Carlsen will succeed Dr. Michael Lanser, who will retire after serving 14 years as president.