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NWTC launches Promise Scholarship program

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College has started its trial Promise Scholarship, a tuition-free program available exclusively to NWTC district high school seniors who are graduating in 2017 and planning to attend NWTC.

Read more: New NWTC program reduces college costs

WTCS recognizes Baird as Futuremaker Partner

The Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) has recognized Baird for its commitment to technical college education with the Futuremaker Partner award, recognizing the dynamic and enduring partnerships between Wisconsin's technical colleges and their community and employer partners. 

Read more: Baird named WTCS Futuremaker Partner

Nicolet selected by U.S. Department of Education for financial aid experiment

Nicolet College has been selected by the U.S. Department of Education to participate in a national experiment, which focuses on reducing student loan debt. The goal of the study is to keep students aware of their escalating debt as they're progressing through their academic program.

Read more: Nicolet selected for U.S. Department of Education financial aid experiment

Forest County Potawatomi Foundation creates scholarship program for Wisconsin residents

A new scholarship program created by the Forest County Potawatomi Foundation will award a total of $475,000 in scholarships to students enrolled in a high school vocational or technical program, an in-state technical college or an accredited Wisconsin university or four-year college.

Read more: Potawatomi Foundation creates new scholarship program

CVTC business and tech programs accredited

The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) recently announced full accreditation for nine business and technology associate degree programs at Chippewa Valley Technical College.

Read more: CVTC Business, Tech Programs Earn Accreditation

Western President named La Crosse Tribune Person of the Year

Western Technical College President Lee Rasch has been named the La Crosse Tribune Person of the Year for 2016. Rasch has spent nearly three decades leading efforts to strengthen the college, its reputation and the downtown where the main campus is located, including a recently completed $80 million project to modernize the college’s facilities and programming.

Read more: Western president named Tribune Person of the Year

MSTC receives grant to boost machine tool technician program

The Haas Factory Outlet presented Mid-State Technical College with a $15,000 grant, directed to post-secondary programs that teach computer numerical controlled machine technology. The money will be used to fund special student activities designed to enhance the hands-on training in the college’s machine tool technician program.

Read more: Mid-State students to benefit from $15,000 grant

BTC hopes to offer three new associate degrees and a technical diploma in 2017

In fall 2017, BTC hopes to offer three new associate degrees and a new technical diploma. The three applied science associates degrees under consideration are human services, supply-chain management and foundations of teacher education. The technical diploma will be in commercial truck driving. 

Read more: Blackhawk considers market, develops new courses

GTC approves funding for nursing school renovation

Gateway Technical College has approved a $1.4 million nursing school renovation that will create a unit with human patient simulators, debriefing rooms and a skills practice and training facility, and the project now awaits approval from the Wisconsin Technical College System board in January. 

Read more: $1.4M nursing school renovation coming to Gateway

Nicolet, UW-Stout sign culinary transfer agreement

Culinary Arts graduates from Nicolet College can now complete a bachelor's degree without leaving the Northwoods thanks to a new credit transfer agreement between the college and UW-Stout. 

Read more: Nicolet partnership with UW-Stout opens door to bachelor's degrees for Nicolet Culinary Arts grads