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New program gives Green Bay-area students opportunity to graduate with at least 15 college credits

Turbocharge with College Credit is a K-16 partnership between the Green Bay Area Public Schools, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College and the UW-Green Bay in an effort to successfully transition high school graduates to postsecondary education. The program allows them to earn college credit towards a certificate, credential or degree upon graduation.

Read more: Green Bay-area schools to offer college credits for all students

Dr. Roger Stanford named new Western president

Western Technical College has announced Dr. Roger Stanford as the new president. He is the seventh president in the school's history. Prior to coming to Western, he served as the Vice President of Instruction at Chippewa Valley Technical College in Eau Claire.

Read more: Western Technical College announces new President

WCTC to offer free short-term training in welding and automotive maintenance

Waukesha County Technical College will offer free short-term training in welding and automotive maintenance for a total of 36 young adults. The program is open to those ages 18 to 24 with a high-school diploma or GED, eighth grade math and reading skills and the ability to start training by summer 2017.

Read more: WCTC to offer free welding, automotive training

MPTC launches Promise Program to fund tuition for low-income students

A new program launched at Moraine Park Technical College will allow low-income students from area high schools to be eligible for free college tuition. Students graduating in 2018 will be the first to take advantage of this opportunity. 

Read more: MPTC offers free college to low-income students

NTC, WITC listed among 50 Best Community Colleges for 2016-17

Using data from Aspen Institute’s College Excellence Program, Payscale and individual community colleges, College Choice has compiled a list of the 50 best community colleges in the country. Determining factors include first-year retention rates, three-year graduation rates, credentials awarded, etc.

Read more: 50 Best Community Colleges for 2016-2017

Western, Viterbo explore collaborative engineering degree program

Students may soon have a new engineering degree program, thanks to a collaborative between Western Technical College and Viterbo University. Details are still being finalized, but a potential program would allow students to spend two years at Western, then finish a four-year program at Viterbo.

Read more: Western, Viterbo begin exploring potential engineering program

WCTC announces new Manufacturing Engineering Technology program

With support from Quad/Graphics, WCTC has announced a new Manufacturing Engineering Technology program scheduled to launch in August 2017. The program will provide students with an understanding of manufacturing processes, materials, safety and quality.


Read more: Quad/Graphics Champions Manufacturing Engineering Technology Program at Waukesha County Technical College

LTC opens new Advanced Automotive Technology Center

At a dedication ceremony, The Advanced Automotive Technology Center at Lakeshore Technical College was officially open for business. The $3 million automotive repair lab is a 10,000 square foot high-tech classroom.

Read more: Lakeshore Technical College dedicates automotive technology center

WTCS, DHS and others partner to create Wisconsin Caregiver Career Program

The Department of Health Services (DHS) has received federal approval to move forward with an investment to implement the Wisconsin Caregiver Career Program, designed to add up to 3,000 nurse aides to the workforce. DHS is developing the program in partnership with nursing homes, LeadingAge Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Health Care Association and the Wisconsin Technical College System. 

Read more: State launches caregiver career program

MATC receives grant to build transportation center and expand automotive programs

Thanks to a $3 million grant, Milwaukee Area Technical College will create a new transportation center and expand its automotive programs. The grant comes from Tom Hurvis, chairman of Illinois-based Old World Industries, which is the parent company of PEAK automotive brand.

Read more: MATC creating Al Hurvis/PEAK Transportation Center with $3 million grant