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Western receives $325,000 in workforce training grants

Western Technical College was awarded $325,000 in Workforce Advancement Training grants to upgrade the skills of workers at 11 companies. The funding is part of $4 million from the state, allocated to the Wisconsin Technical College System and awarded to its 16 member colleges through a competitive grant process.

Read more: Western receives Workforce Advancement Training grants for 11 area businesses

Nicolet, Northern Michigan University sign transfer agreement for culinary arts students

Nicolet College has signed a transfer agreement with Northern Michigan University for culinary arts students. Students who complete their associate degree can transfer their credits to Northern Michigan and enter the university with junior status. 

Read more: Nicolet College adds bachelor’s degree option in culinary arts

Gateway to offer CNC operator boot camp training in fall

Gateway Technical College has partnered with the Southeast Wisconsin Workforce Development Board to offer short-term Computer Numerical Control Machine (CNC) Operators training. The program will equip students with the skills and credentials to secure in-demand jobs.

Read more: Gateway to offer CNC operator boot camp

WTCS helped land Foxconn, will help train workforce

Executives from Foxconn, one of the world’s largest electronics manufacturers, met with leaders of the Wisconsin Technical College System prior to making the decision to build a facility of Wisconsin. WTCS will help train a workforce to support the tech industry. 

Read more: Technical college system helped land Foxconn

CVTC, Herzing partner to help lower tuition costs for nursing students

Chippewa Valley Technical College has partnered with Herzing University Online to create the DEGREE UP program. The program allows nursing students to earn college credits from two colleges simultaneously, while paying only CVTC’s tuition rates.

Read more: CVTC, Herzing University partner to provide nursing "DEGREE UP" program

NWTC wins national student success award

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, Morgan State University, and Montana State University Northern were named winners of the 2017 Hobsons Education Advances Awards. Morgan State University and NWTC tied for this year’s Student Success award.

Read more: Maryland, Wisconsin, and Montana Higher Ed Institutions Win 2017 Hobsons Education Advances Awards

New website hopes to connect college students with internships

The website is a new tool that seeks to boost the number of Wisconsin college students with internships. The project is partnership between the DWD, the Wisconsin Technical College System, the UW System and the Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities.

Read more: State launches site to connect students with internships

WTCS Board approves addition to CVTC

The Wisconsin Technical College System Board of Directors on has approved a $1.5 million addition to the Chippewa Valley Technical College campus at River Falls. Construction of the 7,200-square foot addition will begin in March 2018, with completion the following August. 

Read more: State Board Oks Addition to CVTC River Falls Campus

NWTC Learning and Innovation Center to open in Sister Bay in January 2018

A new Northeast Wisconsin Technical College site will open in Sister Bay in January 2018. The NWTC Learning and Innovation Center will include a commercial kitchen, culinary teaching space and innovation lab among other facilities.

Read more: NWTC site in Sister Bay opens in January

FVTC receives grant to offer entrepreneurship training for military veterans

The Venture Center at Fox Valley Technical College received a grant from the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs to offer the region’s first-ever entrepreneurship training experience designed for United States military veterans.

Read more: FVTC earns grant to train vets