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M³ results show increase in graduation rates, students enrolling in college

In its first two years, the M³ — which brings together Milwaukee Public Schools, Milwaukee Area Technical College and UW-Milwaukee — has helped increase the MPS graduation rate and the percentage of MPS grads going on to college. More than 130,000 students are collectively served by MPS, MATC and UWM.

Read more: M-cubed helps boost MPS grad rate, send more grads to college

CCTC, Eau Claire school district partner to allow high school students to earn associate degrees

A partnership program between Chippewa Valley Technical College and the Eau Claire school district launching in the fall of 2019 will allow high school students to graduate with an associate degree in business management. The program will allow participating students to actually complete an associate degree that before would have only been obtained from a full two-year program at a postsecondary institution.

Read more: CVTC, Eau Claire school district partnering to allow high school students to earn associate degree

Northcentral, UW-Green Bay announced transfer agreement for business students

Northcentral Technical College (NTC) and UW-Green Bay have announced two transfer agreements leading to a four-year degree in Business Administration. The agreements give students the opportunity to earn an associate degree at NTC in business management or leadership development and then seamlessly transfer their credits to UW-Green Bay with junior status to finish a baccalaureate degree online in business administration within four years.

Read more: Northcentral Technical College announces transfer agreements with Cofrin School of Business

Western receives grant to create nursing program for high school students

Western Technical College received $95,000 from the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development to create a Certified Nursing Aid course for high school students, with more than 120 hours of instruction and 42 hours of clinical training. This grant lasts until June of 2020, and Western hopes to train about 80 students until that time.

Read more: Western Technical College creates nursing program for high school students

Nicolet, Northcentral, Mid-State receive grants assist rural hospitals in filling medical positions

Nicolet College, Northcentral Technical College and Mid-State Technical College have received a grant to assist rural hospitals in filling medical positions in high demand. The grants support education and training for an array of allied health professionals, including surgical technologists, substance abuse counselors-in-training, central service technicians, sonographers and phlebotomists.

Read more: Grants To Rural Hospitals Address Health Care Worker Shortages

Mid-State, Northcentral and Nicolet partner with UW-Stevens Point to create 1+2+1 Nursing Program

The university is partnering with Northcentral Technical College, Nicolet College and Mid-State Technical College have partnered with UW-Stevens Point to create the Northcentral Wisconsin 1+2+1 Nursing Program. The program allows students to receive both their associate's and bachelor's degrees in four years through one of the participating technical schools and at UWSP's campuses in Stevens Point, Marshfield and Wausau.

Read more: UWSP, technical colleges create program to make nursing degrees easier, cheaper to get

Western opens new Veteran Military Center

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.

Read more: Western Technical College opens new Veteran Military Center

CVTC, UW-Eau Claire reach transfer agreement for accounting, business finance students

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.

Read more: UW-EC, CVTC reach admissions agreement

FVTC breaks ground on new airport rescue firefighting training center

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.

Read more: Regional airport rescue firefighting training center breaks ground in Fox Valley

CVTC culinary teaching kitchen gets ACF certification

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.

Read more: CVTC culinary kitchen gets certification

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