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NWTC students used their team-building and problem solving skills to organize a successful fundraising event. Photo by Megan McCray On a frigid Green Bay morning, a group of Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) classmates learned that a 3.1-mile run could change a child’s life. NWTC Team...
By Susan Pohorski
It is time to fill out the FAFSA. What’s the FAFSA you say? The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is the next step after applying for college admission. For seven years our family has dutifully completed this important task for our two daughters. Now that the youngest has graduated, we are...
By Susan Pohorski
The good news: economic recovery is coming. The bad news: members of the millennial generation (18-34-year olds) are being left behind. That’s the message of Diana Carew , economist and director of the Young American Prosperity Project at the Progressive Policy Institute. Carew points to recent...
By Susan Pohorski
After hearing a piece on NPR about the MasterChef Junior finale last Friday evening and finding myself home alone, I decided to check out the show. I had not watched previous episodes so I was totally amazed as I watched the two finalists choose ingredients and prepare their three-course meals...
With four children, my parents had quite a team of helpers around our home. A chart on the refrigerator told us what our jobs were for the week: setting the table, clearing the table, putting dishes in the dishwasher or sweeping the floor. There was even a step stool so my youngest brother could...
By Susan Pohorski
At age 38, Jeannette Eauslin of Wausau was laid off from her job of 10 years because of the economy; she was out of work and wondering what to do next. She decided to prepare for a new career by enrolling in the radiography program at Northcentral Technical College. But with no job she needed...
We’ve all seen the lists of “Top Colleges for Science Majors,” “Best Party Schools,” “Best Value Schools,” or “Top Public Universities.” Are these really helpful when choosing an institution for higher education? What are the best criteria to use when making the choice? This week US News and World...
The future of higher education in America must include adult career pathways, according to Morna Foy, president of the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS). Foy recently spoke on Blogtalkradio about the importance of adult career pathways to potential students and employers. “This is the...
You could be the answer to Wisconsin’s skills gap. Maybe you chose to go to work rather than pursue higher education after high school or chose to remain at home with your children. Now you are finding your opportunities limited, as technology brought huge changes to the workplace. It’s not too...
Planning new occupational programs for Wisconsin’s technical colleges is part prophetic, part research and part collaboration. In order to have skilled workers ready for employment just as the labor market needs them, college administrators have to look into the future with the help of employers...

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