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By Susan Pohorski
Jobs change when technology changes. Is your job the same as it was when you were hired? Few of us take a job and remain in that job for our whole career. Even if we did, the job will probably change. New technology, innovation and efficiency change how we do our work. So how do you keep up? Here...
Mark Tyler S. Mark Tyler, president of OEM Fabricators, Inc., wears many hats while he passionately shapes Wisconsin’s future. Tyler serves on the boards of Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce , the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS), the Wisconsin Technology Council and the West Central...
During the summer many Wisconsin technical colleges provide opportunities for high school, middle school and even elementary school students to explore the latest technology and career opportunities. Youngsters can learn about engineering, law enforcement, robotics, manufacturing, wind and solar...
Telling your child he or she can grow up and be anything they want to be could be doing them a disservice. Sure archeology sounds exciting, interesting and offers opportunities for travel, but how many unemployed archaeologists are there? According to Forbes, anthropology and archeology are the...
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,...
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...
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)...
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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