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July 2017

By Erin Eagan
The thought of summer conjures up different ideas for people. For some, it truly is summer vacation — a time to relax and recharge. For others, it’s a time to get motivated and mark items off an ongoing “To Do” list. Both schools of thought are perfectly acceptable. I recently came across an...
By Erin Eagan
Technical college students vary in age, ethnicity and sociocultural background. One thing they all have in common, however, is a desire to better their lives through a rewarding career. It doesn’t matter how they got there or how long it took. A military veteran who has returned from active duty...

June 2017

By Erin Eagan
Every year, thousands of technical college graduates proudly receive their degrees and diplomas. Subsequently, thousands more will take their place on campus in hopes of achieving similar success. These students start out with dreams of finding a rewarding career and bettering their lives — and the...
By Erin Eagan
If you’re enrolled in college, first of all, congratulations! You’ve completed the first step in your journey to a fulfilling career. With the fall semester just a few months away, you’ve still got some time to make sure you are well-prepared for what you are about to embark upon. Whether you’re...

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...

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