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MPTC launches Promise Program to fund tuition for low-income students

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. 

Read more: MPTC offers free college to low-income students

NTC, WITC listed among 50 Best Community Colleges for 2016-17

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.

Read more: 50 Best Community Colleges for 2016-2017

Western, Viterbo explore collaborative engineering degree program

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.

Read more: Western, Viterbo begin exploring potential engineering program

WCTC announces new Manufacturing Engineering Technology program

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.


Read more: Quad/Graphics Champions Manufacturing Engineering Technology Program at Waukesha County Technical College

LTC opens new Advanced Automotive Technology Center

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.

Read more: Lakeshore Technical College dedicates automotive technology center

WTCS, DHS and others partner to create Wisconsin Caregiver Career Program

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. 

Read more: State launches caregiver career program

MATC receives grant to build transportation center and expand automotive programs

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.

Read more: MATC creating Al Hurvis/PEAK Transportation Center with $3 million grant

CVTC, UW-Stout sign transfer agreement for Liberal Arts students

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. 

Read more: UW-Stout to guarantee admission to CVTC transfers

WTCS Board honors Phillips-Medisize as Futuremaker Partner

The Wisconsin Technical College System and Chippewa Valley Technical College have honored Phillips-Medisize Corporation as a Futuremaker Partner for its commitment to technical college education.

Read more: Phillips-Medisize named WTCS Futuremaker Partner

LTC names Dr. Paul Carlsen new president

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.

Read more: Lakeshore Technical College Board Announces New President