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May 2012

We’re listening and we’re taking action. That’s the message of the “Working Wisconsin Listening Sessions” taking place at Wisconsin’s technical colleges. Beginning May 16 each college will host a 90-minute event with Jim Morgan, president of the Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce (WMC) Foundation...

April 2012

Parents have significant influence on their son's or daughter’s decision about post- secondary education. However, they walk a fine line between advising and dictating when it comes to this important step toward a future career. John Pritchett of the Waukesha County Technical College Career...

March 2012

By Susan Pohorski
Where can you get help with your tax return, have your teeth cleaned, get a haircut or a massage, and get the oil changed in your car all in one place? At your local technical college. Wisconsin’s technical colleges give students real world job experience by offering services to the community at a...
The Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) Board approved a 4.5 percent tuition increase for vocational adult education and a 5.5 percent increase for collegiate transfer courses beginning with the 2012 summer session. Resident vocational adult students will pay $5.05 more per credit and...

January 2012

One of our college presidents recently shared a very persuasive article about for-profit colleges entitled, “The Insiders View of For-profit Colleges, Race, Class and Education Justice." The author of the article, Tressie McMillan Cottom, shares her experiences working with a for-profit higher...

December 2011

Many writers, economists and business experts say to address the “skills gap” technical education and manufacturing need an image boost. Students and parents need to see technical careers as clean, well-paying jobs that require more brains than brawn. Bravo to the Greater Madison Chamber of...
There have been some positive economic bright spots for Wisconsin recently, and Wisconsin’s technical colleges have been part of each of these economic equations. Northcentral Technical College’s (NTC) efforts with the city of Wausau are a key component to drawing Collaborative Consulting to the...

October 2011

It's been more than a decade since I first graduated from a Wisconsin Technical College . I attended full-time for two years while working two jobs and one unpaid internship. What I got out of attending a technical college was much more than just a piece of paper saying I attended.

September 2011

The days of leaving high school and finding gainful employment without further education or training are behind us. That’s the message of “The Midwest Challenge: Matching Jobs with Education in the Post-Recession Economy, a report released by Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce. Many of the jobs that have been lost or eliminated in the past few years were low-skill, middle wage positions. According to the report, the opportunities expected for new jobs and job retirements will need postsecondary education or training.

August 2011

In this economy where unemployment remains high and employers cite many environmental barriers to full employment, many technical college graduates are hanging their own shingle and establishing their own businesses. Entrepreneurship is on the rise and a technical college education helps many of...

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