Minimum-security inmates earn credits at NWTC for jobs after prison
July 10, 2019
Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers is making ‘re-entry programs for inmates’ a priority over the next two years. In the budget he signed last week, he increased the amount of money for these efforts by almost $1 million.
One of these inmate re-entry programs is being offered at Northwest Wisconsin Technical College. Eleven inmates from Sanger B. Powers Correctional Center, a minimum-security facility, are working toward a certificate in industrial maintenance. The 14-credit program is funded by the Wisconsin Department of Corrections.
Starting this fall, students at Northcentral Technical College will have six new degree program options. The college is now accepting applications for Automation Systems Technology, Cosmetology, Foundations of Teacher Education, Gas Utility Construction and Service, IT Cybersecurity Specialist and Sports and Recreation Management.
A grant from the U.S. Department of State will boost a growing study abroad program at Chippewa Valley Technical College. CVTC applied for a $35,000 State Department grant to support an Experiencing Postsecondary Learning Overseas through Relevant Education (EXPLORE) program with the goal to expand CVTC's capacity to offer study abroad opportunities.
Moraine Park, Mount Mary join forces to create "Nursing 1-2-1" program
June 6, 2019
Moraine Park Technical College and Mount Mary University have joined forces to establish a “Nursing 1-2-1” program. The program gives high school graduates and transfer students an opportunity to earn an Associate Degree in Nursing, licensure as a Registered Nurse and then seamlessly move to completing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree within four years. By leveraging the skills and expertise of both institutions, the Nursing 1-2-1 program offers lower cost per credit than regional competitors offering similar degrees.
The Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) last week recognized 16 technical college students as “WTCS Ambassadors” at a ceremony in Wisconsin Dells. After a full day of leadership training, the students will champion opportunities in technical education at events and in videos and publications throughout the coming year. Baird, an employee-owned, international financial services firm headquartered in Milwaukee, has sponsored the WTCS State Ambassador program since its inception more than a decade ago.
Newly retired Gateway instructor a final-round winner in Foxconn's Smart Cities-Smart Futures contest
April 26, 2019
Kate Field, a newly retired Gateway Technical College horticulture instructor, is among the 12 final-round winners in Foxconn Technology Group’s Smart Cities–Smart Futures competition. Field submitted a proposal called the Wisconsin Urban Food Initiative, which involves hydroponics.
Wisconsin technical education programs receive national recognition
April 18, 2019
Mishicot and Kaukauna High Schools were among eight nationally that were recognized last week for programs, delivered in partnership with Wisconsin technical colleges, that “represent the best of Career & Technical Education (CTE).” The schools were honored in front of state and national leaders with Excellence in Action awards at the 2019 Advance CTE Spring Meeting in Silver Spring, Maryland.
Responding to a strong need expressed by area energy companies, Chippewa Valley Technical College will offer a new Gas Utility Construction & Service program beginning in June. Registration is already open for the 10-month, 35-credit program leading to a technical diploma and employment opportunities with contractors installing gas lines or utility companies maintaining systems that service homes and businesses.
FVTC, Concordia team up for bachelor's program in Construction Management Technology
April 3, 2019
For the first time ever in Northeast Wisconsin, students who complete a two-year Construction Management Technology degree at Fox Valley Technology (FVTC) now have somewhere local to complete their bachelor's degree. After more than a year of discussions, Concordia University and FVTC signed an agreement for a two plus two program. Students who successfully complete the Construction Management Technology program at FVTC can then apply for the same program at Concordia.
Mid-State one of seven schools in North America to receive workforce development honor
April 2, 2019
Mid-State Technical College in Wisconsin Rapids is one of just seven schools in North America to earn the 2019 Learning Resources Network (LERN) Training Award for Excellence in Reaching Underserved Populations. The specific program that helped Mid-State earn the honor was developed through a partnership with the North Central Wisconsin Workforce Development Board.