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CVTC receives $2.5M grant to lead open nursing textbook project

Thousands of nursing students throughout Wisconsin will be able to save hundreds of dollars on textbooks and develop skills through the use of virtual reality as a result of a grant awarded to Chippewa Valley Technical College. The U.S. Department of Education awarded the $2.5 million grant to CVTC as the lead institution on an open textbook pilot project in which all 16 Wisconsin technical colleges will take part. CVTC partnered with Gateway, Northeast and Madison Area technical colleges in developing the proposal, with all playing major roles.

Read more: CVTC wins $2.5M grant to develop nursing textbooks

MATC, Alverno partnership offers female students a flexible way to earn degree in social work

Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) and Alverno College have established a formal partnership that streamlines the transfer process for female students who want to become social workers, allowing them to complete their associate degree in human services at MATC and transfer to Alverno to complete their Bachelor of Social Work. Alverno recently formed a similar partnership with Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC), allowing students with a human services associate degree to apply their credits to a Bachelor of Social Work at Alverno.

Read more: College Partnership Offers Female Students a Flexible Way to Earn Degree in Social Work

Gov. Tony Evers proclaims February as Career and Technical Education Month

Governor Tony Evers has proclaimed February as Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month in Wisconsin to highlight the state’s efforts to develop students for a wide-range of careers, post-secondary education, or both. According to the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, approximately 70 percent of 11th and 12th graders in Wisconsin participate in CTE courses in fields like agriculture and natural resources, family and consumer sciences, business and information technology, health science, marketing and entrepreneurship, and technology and engineering.

Read more: Governor Evers Proclaims February as Career and Technical Education Month

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

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