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May 2017

By Erin Eagan
May 21-27 is EMS Week . It’s a time to celebrate those who dedicate their lives to serving the EMS professions. From dispatchers to EMTs, paramedics, police and fire department, they’re on the frontlines of day-to-day lifesaving services. We rarely expect to need the care of an EMS professional,...
By Erin Eagan
While decreasing in the last 30 years, underrepresentation—or a lack of gender balance in the labor market—still rears its ugly head in certain professions. Even today, elementary school teachers and dental hygienists are two female-dominated professions, while men still occupy most auto repair and...
By Erin Eagan
Parents who make the decision to go back to school know the difficulties that lie ahead. Juggling family responsibilities, work and education takes commitment. But for those that do, the long-term rewards far outweigh the challenges faced. A recent study shows that the number of student-parents...

April 2017

By Erin Eagan
April is Financial Literacy Month, highlighted by Money Smart Week (April 22-29). In celebration of Money Smart Week, communities across Wisconsin are hosting free programs and workshops focused on planning for college, student debt, FAFSA and other consumer financial topics. Whether you are a...
By Erin Eagan
Summer is the time for children to recharge after a long school year. But for some, that time can also be used to get a jumpstart on their futures. Many colleges around the state offer summer camps, workshops and other events to help middle and high school students explore potential careers. In...
By Erin Eagan
Saving for college is a struggle for many families. Currently, only 36 percent of middle-income families and 29 percent of low-income families are putting money away for their child’s college fund, according to a study by Sallie Mae. But as tuition costs continue to climb, planning well in advance...

March 2017

By Erin Eagan
blog_adult leaner 3.jpg The demand for middle skills workers in Wisconsin has been well documented in the last decade, as industries such as manufacturing, health care and IT are in dire need of skilled workers to fill open positions. To fill these vacancies, employers are scooping up local...
By Erin Eagan
Nicolet College recently conducted a survey of adult learners in the district led by Managing Director of Strategic Initiatives Chuck Komp. The survey found that 53 percent of adults between the ages of 20 and 45 were “likely” to “very likely” to pursue some form of higher education in the next...

February 2017

By Erin Eagan
Choosing a career path is no easy task. But, as always, we're here to help. For a career with a stable outlook, look no further than Criminal Justice. Careers in criminal justice offer long-term job security in a challenging and fulfilling field and can be found at the federal, state, county and...
By Erin Eagan
February is recognized as Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month in the state of Wisconsin. It’s a time when the Department of Public Instruction (DPI), the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) and the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) all celebrate the accomplishments of...

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