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Grants increase opportunities for youth apprenticeship

Department of workforce development secretary Reggie Newson announced $2.2 million in funding for youth apprenticeship programs this year. The announcement was made at Northcentral Technical College.

Read more: Northcentral Technical College gets $283,000 in youth apprenticeship grants

Grant will help low-income students at MATC

The Greater Milwaukee Foundation will invest $500,000 in scholarships for Milwaukee Area Technical College students who need to work on basic skills while gaining job skills. Qualifying students will receive $1,000 for each of two consecutive semesters.

Read more: $500,000 Greater Milwaukee Foundation grant targets MATC

What happens in "Fab Labs?"

This article in the Wall Street Journal examines the use of digital fabrication labs or maker spaces in the U.S. including the Fab Lab at Fox Valley Technical College.

Read more: 3-D Printer Users Opt for Trinkets

Operation Fresh Start graduates continue education

Operation Fresh Start was founded in 1970 and has helped about 7,000 individuals gain job skills and education. Dave Zweifel highlights the benefits of the program and recognizes two participants who will enter Madison College with scholarships from Operation Fresh Start.

Read more: Operation Fresh State still turning lives around

Recruitment specialist helps African American students transition to college

Anthony Miller educates and advocates for young African Americans in his position as recruitment specialist for Fox Valley Technical College.

Read more: 2013 student commencement speaker finds career helping others "beat the odds"

Partnership to create "Fab Lab" in Oneida County

High school students in Three Lakes, Wis., will have access to state-of-the-art training as a result of an agreement between Oneida County Economic Development, Three Lakes High School and Nicolet College. A Fast Forward grant will support the development of a "Fab Lab."

Read more: Northwoods businesses receive Fast Forward grants

Proposed change to technical college control not popular

A Legislative Council committee is investigating the possibility of changing from local to state funding for Wisconsin technical colleges. Many central Wisconsin legislators, business owners and college leaders are against the move.

Read more: Concept to change technical college control to a state board not popular

Blackhawk Technical College asks for voter support Aug. 12

Voters in the Blackhawk Technical College district have the opportunity to allow the college to exceed spending limits to explore new educational programs, expand current course offerings and provide more flexible scheduling for courses.

Read more: Blackhawk Technical College seeks referendum

Moraine Park Tech College breaks ground for addition in Fond du Lac

Moraine Park Technical College officials donned hard hats and picked up shovels in Fond du Lac this week for the ceremony beginning construction of an addition and remodeling project. Capelle Brothers & Diedrich Construction, general contractor for the project expect to be finished at the start of the 2015 winter/spring semester.

Read more: Moraine Park breaks ground for $1.5 million addition in Fond du Lac

MSTC celebrates centennial and new campus

Mid-State Technical College celebrated 100 years in existence at the opening of its new Stevens Point campus. City and campus officials expressed enthusiasm for the future.

Read more: Mid-State Technical College debuts new Stevens Point campus

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