New program gives Green Bay-area students opportunity to graduate with at least 15 college credits
April 17, 2017
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.
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.
WCTC to offer free short-term training in welding and automotive maintenance
April 10, 2017
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.
MPTC launches Promise Program to fund tuition for low-income students
April 10, 2017
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.
NTC, WITC listed among 50 Best Community Colleges for 2016-17
April 5, 2017
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.
Western, Viterbo explore collaborative engineering degree program
April 3, 2017
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.
WCTC announces new Manufacturing Engineering Technology program
March 30, 2017
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.
LTC opens new Advanced Automotive Technology Center
March 30, 2017
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.
WTCS, DHS and others partner to create Wisconsin Caregiver Career Program
March 29, 2017
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.
MATC receives grant to build transportation center and expand automotive programs
March 28, 2017
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.