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June 2012

A recent blurb at the very bottom of the editorial page in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel acknowledges an oversight in a previous editorial, where the paper praises the UW System for launching a new dual enrollment program and simultaneously urges the technical colleges to follow suit and expand options for high school students. What the editorial board apparently didn't realize is that the technical colleges have offered dual enrollment programs for the past 30 years through programs like Youth Options and Youth Apprenticeships .
Samuel Michael is a Wisconsin Technical College student and an intern for the Statewide Marketing Consortium. In a recent blog post by Jeffery King, an education blogger and social media expert for OPPapers.com, Mr. King explained the “5 Reasons Community Colleges Make Sense Right Now.” Those five reasons include: An easy transition from high school Great savings Advantages to living at home More time to think about your career path Boost your confidence Now, I would agree with Mr. King on most of these points, but I would add that they aren’t reasons that community colleges make sense now ; they are reasons that community colleges make sense. Period.

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.

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