A new Veteran Military Center is now open at Western Technical College in La Crosse. The $820,000 facility will serve Western’s 1,000 military-connected students. "One space is going to house our staff and our student veterans that do our work study, will help us with like paperwork and processing benefits. Then the other space is a space that is set up just for the student veterans, and it's like a lounge, kind of similar to a USO feel," said WTC Veteran Services Manager Jackie Helgeson.
CVTC, UW-Eau Claire reach transfer agreement for accounting, business finance students
October 16, 2018
Students who earn an associate degree through Chippewa Valley Technical College’s accounting program will now be guaranteed admission to UW-Eau Claire’s accounting or business finance programs. The credit transfer will include all 61 credits from the CVTC accounting program courses and general education courses that are part of the associate degree.
FVTC breaks ground on new airport rescue firefighting training center
October 15, 2018
Earlier this year, Fox Valley Technical College received a $10.4 million federal grant to build a new center airport rescue firefighting (ARFF) training center. Last week, FVTC broke ground on the new building that will help firefighting students complete their FAA-required training. Oshkosh Corporation and Pierce Manufacturing are also helping with the project.
The American Culinary Federation has approved the Chippewa Valley Technical College Culinary Management program’s teaching kitchen as a practical test site for ACF certification programs. The ACF certification program is the most comprehensive certification program for culinarians, offering 16 certification levels. Culinarians achieve certification based on education, experience, and successful completion of written and practical exams.
WTCS, FVTC present Oshkosh Corporation with Futuremaker Partner award
October 3, 2018
The Wisconsin Technical College System Board and Fox Valley Technical College (FVTC) honored Oshkosh Corporation on Tuesday evening with a ‘Futuremaker Partner’ award. The partners not only collaborate to provide skills education for FVTC program students and experienced company employees, they are innovating to expand workforce participation in the region.
Gateway adds Motorcycle, Marine and Outdoor Power Products technical diploma program
September 4, 2018
In response to employer need, Gateway Technical College has added a Motorcycle, Marine and Outdoor Power Products technical diploma program at its Racine Campus. Students who began classes this fall could earn the diploma in two semesters and be out in their career by summer 2019.
The debut of the new culinary program has been much anticipated at Chippewa Valley Technical College and the community. Strong urging and support from the restaurant industry led to the CVTC board’s approval of the program in November 2016. Completing the two-year program leads to an associate degree, with certificates and diplomas earned at earlier stages.
The Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) Learning and Innovation Center in partnership with Nicolet National Bank is offering a Supervision Pathway certificate this fall in northern Door County. The program is designed for people who wish to acquire and improve their skills in a leadership role. Students are able to take courses independently or combine them for the certificate.
Gateway Technical College has launched two new academic programs designed to meet the needs of the Foxconn Technology Group focusing on an advanced manufacturing strategy needed to develop products and enhance its operating processes. Gateway has begun enrolling students in the new programs, Advanced Manufacturing Technology and Supply Chain Management. Graduates of the curricula will earn an Associate of Applied Science degree.
Addressing the country’s skills gap needs and providing industry with trained, credentialed workers is a pressing need in today’s economy. To that end, Gateway Technical College is hosting two national events. The National Coalition of Certification Centers, NC3, addresses these issues in key areas, and will highlight them at the events.
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos visits FVTC, tours Public Safety Training Center
July 25, 2018
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos met students and staff at Fox Valley Technical College's Public Safety Training Center. She was given a demonstration of an immersive simulator used by students and police officers to train for a variety of different scenarios, including school shootings.
WTCS, Western present Ashley Furniture with Futuremaker Partner award
July 11, 2018
The Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) and Western Technical College have honored Ashley Furniture Industries as a Futuremaker Partner. Ashley, a long-time partner of the college, has provided leading support for equipment and facilities modernization in support of the college’s manufacturing programs. The WTCS Futuremaker Partner award recognizes the unique, dynamic partnerships between Wisconsin's technical colleges and their employer partners.
Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College is now accepting applications for the new hospitality specialist program for the fall semester. The two-semester program will be offered at the Ashland, New Richmond, Rice Lake and Superior campuses as well as the Hayward and Ladysmith Outreach Centers.
FVTC, UW-River Falls Sign Ag Credit Transfer Agreement
June 29, 2018
Thanks to a new articulation agreement, graduates of Fox Valley Technical College's Agribusiness Science and Technology associate degree program can experience a seamless transition into a bachelor's degree in Agriculture Studies or Agriculture Education at UW-River Falls. The FVTC graduates who transfer into UWRF's Agricultural Education program will be admitted with sophomore status needing two and a half years or more to complete the baccalaureate program.
Gateway adding aquaponics studies based on employer demand
June 20, 2018
To help fill the growing demand for water technicians, Gateway Technical College is adding aquaponics and aquaculture to the school's Fresh Water Resources associate degree curriculum. Aquaponics is a farming system used to grow organic produce not by soil, but in water using fertilizer produced by fish.
Western, WEDC launch marketing campaign aimed at out-of-state alumni
June 18, 2018
The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) and Western Technical College unveiled a new marketing campaign aimed at encouraging alumni of Wisconsin colleges and universities to pursue their personal and professional goals in Wisconsin. Other educational institutions working with WEDC on this initiative include the University of Wisconsin-Madison, UW-Eau Claire, UW-Green Bay, UW-Milwaukee, UW-Whitewater, UW-Platteville, St. Norbert College and Lakeshore Technical College.
Northcental, Marian University collaborate to help fill statewide tech ed teacher shortage
June 14, 2018
Northcentral Technical College and Marian University have collaborated on a co-enrollment program to try and address the teacher shortage in Wisconsin. Upon completion of the program, graduates will be qualified to teach technology education to students. The collaboration enables graduates holding associate degrees in technology from NTC to crossover and use Marian University's education program to gain the teaching aspect — and stay on the NTC campus throughout their studies.
Madison College officials broke ground on its new Goodman South Campus. The $23 million campus will have full support services; hands-on labs; and early college courses in science, technology, engineering and math for high schoolers. Officials hope the campus will be completed and fully operational by fall 2019.
FVTC, UW-Stevens Point sign interior design transfer agreement
May 30, 2018
Students earning an associate degree in interior design or kitchen & bath design at Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton will now find it easier to earn a bachelor’s degree in interior architecture at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. The program-to-program agreement provides smooth credit transfers from FVTC to UWSP.
Western breaks ground on new military veteran center
May 24, 2018
Western Technical College broke ground on the construction of a new facility geared towards students who are military veterans. The $820,000 facility will be built between the Business Education Center and the Academic Resource Center on Western's La Crosse campus. Staff say the building will play an important role in helping students ease the transition between military service and their future civilian lives.