Wausau Daily Herald's 2020 People of the Year: Recognizing those who protect, inspire our community
January 5, 2021
This isn’t the first time Kayley McColley has been honored as one of the Wausau Daily Herald's People of the Year. She graced the list in 2018, after she became the first Black girl to become prom queen at Wausau West High School. She celebrated her biracial heritage when she campaigned to become part of the prom court, using posters that read, “Black Girls can be Queens Too.”
Gateway, Carthage ink transfer agreement benefitting nursing graduates seeking further education
December 23, 2020
Gateway Technical College and Carthage College have forged an articulation agreement that provides students who graduate from Gateway’s Nursing program the opportunity to enter Carthage as juniors to further their education and advancement in this in-demand health care career.
Aspirus Riverview Hospital and Clinics recognized as Futuremaker Partner for Mid-State Technical College
September 17, 2020
The Wisconsin Technical College System Board and Mid-State Technical College honored Aspirus Riverview Hospital and Clinics on Wednesday with the 2020 "Futuremaker Partner" award. Beyond their ongoing 30-year collaboration to provide skills education for Mid-State program students and Aspirus staff, the partners are innovating to expand workforce participation in the region.
CVTC-led effort publishes first open nursing textbook
September 8, 2020
Nursing students from throughout the country will soon be able to save thousands of dollars on textbooks as a result of work led by Chippewa Valley Technical College on open educational resource (OER) Nursing textbooks. The first of what will be five textbooks in the series, Nursing Pharmacology, was published this summer.
House subcommittee proposes expanding apprenticeships
March 5, 2020
Democrats on the House education committee are working on a bill to authorize $400 million in federal grants for apprenticeships that would double to $800 million by 2025. The 149-page “discussion draft” of the bill also would bring apprenticeship programs — including youth and pre-apprenticeship programs — under one umbrella.
Mid-State, Sand Valley partner to create new training program for the hospitality industry
November 7, 2019
Mid-State Technical College and Sand Valley Culinary Institute have partnered to create a new development training program for the hospitality industry. The program, developed with input and guidance from Sand Valley’s culinary director, incorporates a robust student experience that includes education in menu planning, food production, sanitation for food service operations, and culinary applications. Classes for the program will begin on January 7, 2020.
Northcentral signs transfer partnership agreement with Purdue University
November 7, 2019
Northcentral Technical College (NTC) has signed a transfer partnership agreement with Purdue University. The agreement is with Purdue University Global, and allows NTC students to transfer their credits to Purdue University to earn a four-year degree. There are 12 program-to program-transfer options available that include business administration, criminal justice and nursing.
Lakeshore awarded $2M grant to expand and strengthen their capacity to serve low-income students
October 18, 2019
The U.S. Department of Education has awarded Lakeshore Technical College (LTC) a $2.06 million competitive grant under the Title III Strengthening Institutions program. This grant program provides funding to institutions of higher education so they can expand and strengthen their capacity to serve low-income students. The funds are payable over five years.
New EMT-Paramedic program coming to Nicolet College
October 17, 2019
A new EMT-Paramedic training program at Nicolet College will be available in January of 2020. Classes will be conducted using interactive television technology and face-to-face instruction. The training includes giving IVs, administering pain management, and dispensing nearly 75 medications. The new one-year, 44-credit technical diploma is being made possible through a partnership between Nicolet and Lakeshore Technical Technical College in Cleveland, Wis., just north of Sheboygan.
CVTC, Marian University to partner on dental hygiene bachelor's degree
October 8, 2019
Chippewa Valley Technical College and Marian University in Fond du Lac plan to sign a formal agreement today forming a new partnership that will allow CVTC dental hygiene program alumni to complete a Bachelor of Science degree in dental hygiene. It will be the only agreement in Wisconsin allowing for the completion of this degree in as few as 16 months.
Nicolet College receives grant to create more educational opportunities
October 7, 2019
Nicolet College has been awarded a $350,000 grant from Lumina Foundation to build clearer pathways to degrees and other credentials for adults, especially for people of color and Native learners. Lumina’s “All Learning Counts” initiative will support Nicolet to ensure that knowledge, skills, and abilities gained outside of formal higher education—through work, military, and other experiences—can be recognized and applied toward programs leading to credentials of value.
Gateway receives donation from SC Johnson for new science lab
October 7, 2019
Gateway Technical College has received a $195,000 donation from SC Johnson to help build and equip a high-end, mechatronics science lab. The newly named SC Johnson Waxdale Mechatronics Lab will provide students in many academic programs access to cutting-edge equipment and developmental training in this ever-growing field.
Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College celebrated a new $1.5 million dollar renovation project. It’s part of a multi-year effort to update the campus. Over the summer of 2018 during phase one, the main building got an exterior paint job and preliminary construction began on the front entrance on Catlin Avenue. Throughout the summer, new staffing and student parking lots were put in, as well as a new front entrance to the conference center and back door of the building with a patio.
Gateway Technical College and Concordia University Wisconsin have inked a 2-plus-2 articulation agreement. Graduates of Gateway’s Architectural-Structural Engineering Technician or civil Engineering Technology-Highway Technology associate degree programs are eligible to transfer into Concordia’s construction and trades management bachelor degree program. Those Gateway graduates who transfer to Concordia must earn an additional 56 credits to earn the bachelor’s degree.
Moraine Park, WTCS honor Mercury Marine with Futuremaker Partner Award
September 17, 2019
Mercury Marine has received recognition from Moraine Park Technical College and the Wisconsin Technical College System board and has been selected to receive the 2019 Futuremaker Partner Award. For more than 20 years Mercury Marine has joined forces with Moraine Park to help influence the local economy, provide jobs, and is a supporter of the Moraine Park Foundation.
WCTC will start having a year-round schedule in June 2020
September 16, 2019
Waukesha County Technical College will change the way it offers courses in June 2020, implementing a year-round academic calendar offering courses in eight-week sessions. The change will allow students to build on their academic momentum, complete their education in less time and connect with jobs sooner. The current format of WCTC's academic year is two 16-week semesters, one in fall and one in spring, along with an optional summer semester and shorter January and May terms, known as interims.