Tech College News Archives

MATC adds new arborist program to help meet high demand

Due to such a high demand for skilled arborists, Milwaukee Area Technical College has created a new program to teach people about the industry. Students who graduate get two different certifications and three college credits. Several tree service companies plan to be at graduation to interview students.

Read more: ‘Trees dying all over:’ MATC adds new program to help meet high demand for arborists

CVTC receives $1.7 million in grants to enhance manufacturing education

Three National Science Foundation grants totaling almost $1.7 million will enhance Chippewa Valley Technical College’s efforts to remain on the cutting edge of recent developments in manufacturing technology and enable the college to share information with area high school partners and other technical colleges.

Read more: National Science Foundation grants boost CVTC manufacturing education efforts

Western, UW-La Crosse sign transfer agreement for business students

Students in Western Technical College’s Associate of Science-Liberal Arts program can now earn as many as 59 credits that will transfer to UW-La Crosse’s College of Business Administration. Those who complete the pathway will enroll in UW-L with near-junior status in a range of majors: accountancy, economics, information systems, management, marketing and multiple finance disciplines.

Read more: Western Technical College, UW-La Crosse sign transfer agreement for business students

WITC to offer new IT-Cybersecurity Specialist program

In its new IT-cybersecurity specialist program, Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College will be training students how detect, protect and defend against attacks. The two-year IT-Cybersecurity Specialist program will give students hand-on experience with networking, operation systems, virtualization and security. 

Read more: New program at WITC focuses on growing cybersecurity field

NTC to fill cosmetology gap with new course

Starting in Fall 2019, Northcentral Technical College will be offering a cosmetology program. Through the year-long course, students will learn hair-cutting skills, styling, chemical services, such as perms and relaxing and nail services. Another key aspect of the training is learning how to recognized signs of abuse in potential clients.

Read more: Northcentral Technical College to fill cosmetology gap with new course

NWTC, WTCS Board honor Green Bay Packers with Futuremaker Partner Award

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College and the Wisconsin Technical College System Board have honored the Green Bay Packers with the Board’s ‘Futuremaker Partner’ Award. The award recognizes the unique, dynamic connections between Wisconsin’s technical colleges and their employer partners. The long-time partnership between the Packers and NWTC provides access to high-quality education for members of the communities in northeast Wisconsin, innovating to expand the talent pipeline for the region. 

Read more: NWTC honors Packers with Futuremaker Partner Award

Minimum-security inmates earn credits at NWTC for jobs after prison

Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers is making ‘re-entry programs for inmates’ a priority over the next two years. In the budget he signed last week, he increased the amount of money for these efforts by almost $1 million.

One of these inmate re-entry programs is being offered at Northwest Wisconsin Technical College. Eleven inmates from Sanger B. Powers Correctional Center, a minimum-security facility, are working toward a certificate in industrial maintenance. The 14-credit program is funded by the Wisconsin Department of Corrections.

Read more: Minimum-security inmates earn credits at NWTC for jobs after prison

NTC adds 6 new degree programs for Fall 2019

Starting this fall, students at Northcentral Technical College will have six new degree program options. The college is now accepting applications for Automation Systems Technology, Cosmetology, Foundations of Teacher Education, Gas Utility Construction and Service, IT Cybersecurity Specialist and Sports and Recreation Management.

Read more: Northcentral Technical College adds 6 degree programs in Fall 2019

CVTC to receive grant for Study Abroad Program

A grant from the U.S. Department of State will boost a growing study abroad program at Chippewa Valley Technical College. CVTC applied for a $35,000 State Department grant to support an Experiencing Postsecondary Learning Overseas through Relevant Education (EXPLORE) program with the goal to expand CVTC's capacity to offer study abroad opportunities.

Read more: CVTC to receive grant for Study Abroad Program

Moraine Park, Mount Mary join forces to create "Nursing 1-2-1" program

Moraine Park Technical College and Mount Mary University have joined forces to establish a “Nursing 1-2-1” program. The program gives high school graduates and transfer students an opportunity to earn an Associate Degree in Nursing, licensure as a Registered Nurse and then seamlessly move to completing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree within four years. By leveraging the skills and expertise of both institutions, the Nursing 1-2-1 program offers lower cost per credit than regional competitors offering similar degrees.

Read more: Mount Mary, Moraine Park Technical College announce “Nursing 1-2-1” program to address regional need for bachelor’s prepared nur

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