Tech College News Archives

Madison College and Wisconsin Technical College System honor American Family Insurance

Madison, WI - The Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) and Madison College honored American Family Insurance Tuesday evening for its commitment to technical education and recognition of its value to individuals, employers and Wisconsin communities. The WTCS Futuremaker Partner award recognizes the unique, dynamic partnerships between Wisconsin's technical colleges and their employer partners.

Read more: Award recognizes commitment to education and value to individuals, employers and communities

WITC now offering four start dates every semester

It’s now easier than ever to enroll in college classes and receive financial aid (if eligible) with the Start Now program available at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College (WITC).


With four entry dates every semester, there’s no need to wait for the start of a semester to begin classes. This innovative model provides interested students with nine possible times to register for college: four entry points per semester and one in the summer. Class lengths are offered in 12-, eight-, and four-week sessions that cover the material and meet the academic rigor of a traditional 16-week course.

Read more: Option allows busy, working students to tailor their education start

Central Wisconsinites continue to help Texas

Nearly two weeks after Hurricane Harvey devastated parts of Texas, people in central Wisconsin continue to offer aid to the state.

It's not just individuals, but church groups and law enforcement agencies are still collecting items to send to impacted areas.

Read more: Mid-State Technical College instructors among volunteers

Madison College student stays motivated despite DACA's uncertain future


MADISON (WKOW) -- A DACA recipient who attends college is staying motivated to stick to his career plan despite the program's uncertain future.


As of Tuesday, officials with the Trump Administration announced they plan to dismantle the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals within six months. The five-year-long program has allowed children of undocumented immigrants to pass background checks and work legally in the United States.

Read more: Potential workforce faces deportation while employers clammer for help

Green County cheesemaker deals with employee churn

In her almost 30 years working in human resources, Wendy Cuevas has never experienced the kind of difficulty hiring workers as she has today.


At Monroe-based Klondike Cheese, where Cuevas is human resources manager, she has hired 188 temporary and full-time workers over the past year — for a company that only has 205 employees total. The starting wage is $13 an hour.

Read more: 670 job openings represented at career fair to only 42 job seekers

Western joins 'Achieving the Dream' network, focuses on diversity and inclusion

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - A local college is joining other two-year institutions to focus on campus diversity and inclusion.


Western Technical College joined the 'Achieving the Dream' network which aims to support the academic success of low- income and minority students.

Read more: In support of diverse student body, Western Technical College joins 'Achieving the Dream' Network

Rural Wisconsin faces shortage of volunteer EMTs

As years go on, the service provided by volunteer first responders in rural Wisconsin is slowly decreasing.These volunteers are known as emergency medical technicians, or EMTs. An EMT is a first responder to emergencies such as car accidents, traumas, heart attacks and childbirth.The volunteer EMTs, which many rural areas depend upon, have a large set of responsibilities, and they do it all without pay.

Read more: Shortage of volunteer EMTs presents challenges to rural communities

CVTC receives grant to boost tech ed at area schools

Chippewa Valley Technical College Foundation, Inc. has received a $133,200 grant from 3M to help build career pathways in manufacturing. The grant is designed to support CVTC in developing the skills and knowledge of high school teachers and students in automation and mechatronics. 

Read more: 3M grant to help CVTC boost tech ed at area schools

MPTC tweaks culinary program to keep pace with an evolving industry

Moraine Park Technical College has made some tweaks to its Culinary Arts program to reflect changes in the industry. The program now includes instruction on sustainable food production, farm-to-table food preparations, preparation of smoked and cured meats, artisan baking, street foods and more. 

Read more: MPTC Tweaking Culinary Arts Program

SWTC, Western ranked among Top 20 Community Colleges in U.S.

To determine where students can receive the best education at the lowest price, WalletHub’s analysts compared more than 700 community colleges across 14 key indicators of cost and quality. Their data set ranges from the cost of in-state tuition and fees to student-faculty ratio to graduation rate. 

Read more: 2017’s Best & Worst Community Colleges