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MATC, Mount Mary have partnered to help combat statewide nursing shortage

By 2040, the workforce shortage of registered nurses could reach nearly 43 percent. In response to the growing shortage, Milwaukee Area Technical College and Mount Mary University are teaming up to create an affordable program for a bachelor of science in nursing degree.

Read more: Mount Mary, MATC team up to respond to nursing shortage

CVTC receives grant to boost machine tool scholarships

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.

Read more: Grant to CVTC boosts machine tool scholarships

Western, Ashley Furniture partner to enhance robotics program

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.

Read more: Western, Ashley Furniture announce robotics training partnership

FVTC students return home to South Africa to help tackle unemployment

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.

Read more: Fox Valley Tech students from South Africa head home to help with unemployment

Madison College students guaranteed admission to Edgewood College with certain degrees

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.

Read more: Edgewood College to guarantee admission to student with certain MATC degrees

BTC to offer dual credit at Beloit Turner High School

Starting next year, students at Beloit Turner High School will be able to obtain credit in introductory welding and machining for Blackhawk Technical College while taking classes at the high school. 

Read more: Turner Program Will Help Students Earn College Credit

GTC signs transfer agreement with Carthage College

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.

Read more: Gateway Technical, Carthage Colleges Pen Transfer Agreement

MSTC celebrates grand opening of new Student Services & Information Center

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.

Read more: Mid-State Unveils New Student Services Center

Gateway opens new Kenall Protective Services Training Center

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.

Read more: Gateway's Kenall Protective Services Training Center Opens

Madison College, UW-Madison and Edgewood College partner for 'Personalized Pathways' initiative

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. 

Read more: UW-Madison, Edgewood College on board for Madison School District's 'Pathways' project