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April 2013

Cyber attacks can happen to any size organization, so small businesses are not immune from this criminal activity. Joe Cicero, Network Specialist instructor at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, says computer criminals don’t care who you are or where you are. These criminals have automated...

March 2013

While many employers are desperately seeking “skilled workers” they also want employees who can communicate well, resolve conflicts, solve problems, work well with others and show up on time. Wisconsin technical colleges have found ways to teach both technical skills and these “soft skills.” Soft...
Don’t let the braces on his teeth fool you. Bo Huss is on the fast track to a career. At 16, Huss attends Hortonville High School and takes classes at Fox Valley Technical College (FVTC). He also works part-time at Tom-Cin Metals. Among students enrolled in Wisconsin technical colleges in 2011,...

February 2013

2013 Student Showcase , a set on Flickr. All 16 of Wisconsin's Technical Colleges had representatives on hand at the Capitol Rotunda on Feb. 19. Present were students, faculty and staff to show their service-learning projects. The students had a chance to meet legislators and the general public,...
A recent survey by CareerBuilder.com revealed that job seekers are operating under a false view of themselves. Employers are rejecting them because they don’t have the requisite skills, but they aren’t communicating that. According to the survey employers only inform 12 percent of candidates that...

January 2013

We parents want the best for our children. We want them to grow up to be productive members of society with the ability to have a satisfying career that provides for themselves and their future families. Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month is a great time to start your child on his or her...
Just as many factors contributed to the current skills gap in Wisconsin, closing the gap requires the cooperative efforts of several entities. Observers in the media, government, education and business each have their own take on the situation. Some point to the aging workforce retiring without...

November 2012

The recent approval of a $79.8 million referendum for Western Technical College (Western) means four of the last four Wisconsin technical college referenda have been given the green light by voters. Taxpayers throughout the state have shown their support for quality, post-secondary education...
Taken in Madison, Wisconsin during Veteran's Day parade (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Veterans who faced challenges during their service return to Wisconsin with leadership skills that can be a great match for the education and training available through the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS)...

October 2012

If you ask a typical elementary school student what they want to be when they grow up many will say a firefighter, police officer, teacher, nurse, doctor or NFL player. These are the careers they are exposed to in the media and in everyday life. When Joe Weitzer, dean of the Center for Business...

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