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Madison College students guaranteed admission to Edgewood College with certain degrees

Madison Area Technical College graduates who earn associate degrees in civil or electrical engineering or human services will be guaranteed admission to Edgewood College under a new agreement between the schools.

Read more: Edgewood College to guarantee admission to student with certain MATC degrees

BTC to offer dual credit at Beloit Turner High School

Starting next year, students at Beloit Turner High School will be able to obtain credit in introductory welding and machining for Blackhawk Technical College while taking classes at the high school. 

Read more: Turner Program Will Help Students Earn College Credit

GTC signs transfer agreement with Carthage College

Gateway Technical College and Carthage College have signed a partnership agreement to allow Gateway students to transfer up to 68 credits to Carthage. The credits can be applied to a bachelor’s degree and many students will be able to start as a junior.

Read more: Gateway Technical, Carthage Colleges Pen Transfer Agreement

MSTC celebrates grand opening of new Student Services & Information Center

Mid-State Technical College staff, city officials and corporate community leaders were on hand for the grand opening of the new Student Services & Information Center at MSTC. The new 5,400-square foot facility, including a 4,200-square foot remodel, was built to centralize student resources as well as give the entrance an updated look.

Read more: Mid-State Unveils New Student Services Center

Gateway opens new Kenall Protective Services Training Center

Gateway has officially opened its new Kenall Protective Services Training Center. The training center has been remodeled and expanded, providing a state-of-the-art training site for Gateway's law enforcement academy, as well as ongoing training for law enforcement professionals throughout Wisconsin.

Read more: Gateway's Kenall Protective Services Training Center Opens

Madison College, UW-Madison and Edgewood College partner for 'Personalized Pathways' initiative

All three of Madison’s higher education institutions have partnered to launch the Madison School District’s “Personalized Pathways” initiative set to begin this fall. The initiative is aimed at helping high school students explore college and career options sooner and in a more deliberate way. 

Read more: UW-Madison, Edgewood College on board for Madison School District's 'Pathways' project

‘Fab lab’ grants aim to increase student training and workforce development

Governor Scott Walker and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) announced 21 school districts throughout the state have been awarded a total of nearly $500,000 in grants to establish or expand local fabrication laboratory (fab lab) facilities. The Fab Lab Grants Program is aimed at student training and workforce development.

Read more:  Gov. Walker: 21 Wisconsin school districts awarded fab lab grants

NWTC, others receive major national grant to help improve student outcomes

With support from The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, InsideTrack will work with leaders from Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, Austin Community College, East Mississippi Community College and a California-based institution, to build and maintain data-driven student success coaching and advising programs.

Read more: Major National Grant Helps Community Colleges Build Capacity for Next Generation Coaching and Advising with InsideTrack

WTCS receives $1.3 million Student Success Center grant from Great Lakes

The Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) recently learned that a $1.3 million, three-year grant from Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation & Affiliates will allow Wisconsin to become the 14th state to implement a “Student Success Center.”

Read more: Great Lakes awards $1.3 Million Student Success Center grant to WTCS

MATC, local non-profit partner to help meet construction industry demands

As part of ongoing efforts to find people for the growing number of construction jobs needed to meet the activity boom in the Milwaukee region, Milwaukee Area Technical College and WRTP/BIG STEP announced a joint program called the Milwaukee Skilled Trades Consortium.

Read more: MATC, WRTP/BIG STEP partner to meet construction industry demands