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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 Komb. 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...

January 2017

By Erin Eagan
There is a new education initiative in Milwaukee, appropriately called M 3 or M-cubed , which is a partnership between Milwaukee Public Schools, Milwaukee Area Technical College and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee — the three largest public educational institutions in southeastern Wisconsin...
By Erin Eagan
Did you know that your children can begin working toward a college degree or technical certificate while still in high school? It’s true. High school juniors and seniors who meet certain requirements can take courses not available at their high school at any of the state’s technical colleges...
By Erin Eagan
The same message has been hammered into high school students’ heads for years: the only way to a high-paying job and a guaranteed spot in America’s middle-class is by getting a college degree from a four-year university. By now, we know this is not always the case. Instead, the only “guarantee”...
By Erin Eagan
Have you made your New Year’s resolution yet for 2017? Besides the usual empty promises that are forgotten by March, this year make a resolution that you’ll want to stick to… go back to school! Now, before you dismiss the idea as being unrealistic, give it some thought. There are reasons you haven’...

December 2016

By Erin Eagan
You can just see it. Your kids are off for winter break, and for two weeks their eyes are fixed on a mobile device, tablet or gaming system. Granted, winter is a tough time for anyone to get motivated, let alone teenagers on a break from school. But maybe this year you have them try something...
By Erin Eagan
Last year, there were more than 500,000 computing jobs available nationwide. By 2020, that number is expected to reach 1.4 million. Not only are computing jobs in high demand, they are high-paying jobs with low-unemployment rates. Despite this, computer science is largely absent from K-12 education...

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