Tech College News Archives

WTCS, Lakeshore present Sargento with Futuremaker Partner award

The Wisconsin Technical College System Board and Lakeshore Technical College honored Sargento Foods, Inc. with a ‘Futuremaker Partner’ award. Among other efforts, the partners work together to deliver apprenticeship opportunities and assure that what students learn in the classroom is what employers need in the field. During the 2018-19 academic year, LTC is providing classroom instruction to 14 Sargento employees who are registered apprentices, meaning they are also receiving On-the-Job Training at the company.

Read more: WTCS Board recognizes partnership with Sargento

Gateway instructors, student advance to final round of Foxconn Smart Cities contest

A Gateway Technical College instructor and student are among the 30 Round Two winners of Foxconn’s statewide Smart Cities-Smart Futures contest and advance to the third, and final, round of the competition. Gateway Horticulture instructor Kate Field advanced in the Food category while Gateway student Donald Heckel advanced in the Mobility and Transportation category. Both will receive a $1,500 award and were honored at a Foxconn recognition ceremony and Round 3 kickoff ceremony today hosted by Gateway at its SC Johnson iMET Center in Sturtevant.

Read more: Gateway instructors, student advance to final round of Foxconn Smart Cities contest

Lt. Governor visits NWTC's Great Lakes Energy Education Center

Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes visited Northeast Wisconsin Technical College to speak about sustainable energy opportunities. Barnes toured the Great Lakes Energy Education Center. The center creates a focus on renewable energy, electrical power and energy management. The Great Lakes Energy Education Center was completed in 2018.

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CVTC receives $2.5M grant to lead open nursing textbook project

Thousands of nursing students throughout Wisconsin will be able to save hundreds of dollars on textbooks and develop skills through the use of virtual reality as a result of a grant awarded to Chippewa Valley Technical College. The U.S. Department of Education awarded the $2.5 million grant to CVTC as the lead institution on an open textbook pilot project in which all 16 Wisconsin technical colleges will take part. CVTC partnered with Gateway, Northeast and Madison Area technical colleges in developing the proposal, with all playing major roles.

Read more: CVTC wins $2.5M grant to develop nursing textbooks

MATC, Alverno partnership offers female students a flexible way to earn degree in social work

Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) and Alverno College have established a formal partnership that streamlines the transfer process for female students who want to become social workers, allowing them to complete their associate degree in human services at MATC and transfer to Alverno to complete their Bachelor of Social Work. Alverno recently formed a similar partnership with Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC), allowing students with a human services associate degree to apply their credits to a Bachelor of Social Work at Alverno.

Read more: College Partnership Offers Female Students a Flexible Way to Earn Degree in Social Work

Gov. Tony Evers proclaims February as Career and Technical Education Month

Governor Tony Evers has proclaimed February as Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month in Wisconsin to highlight the state’s efforts to develop students for a wide-range of careers, post-secondary education, or both. According to the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, approximately 70 percent of 11th and 12th graders in Wisconsin participate in CTE courses in fields like agriculture and natural resources, family and consumer sciences, business and information technology, health science, marketing and entrepreneurship, and technology and engineering.

Read more: Governor Evers Proclaims February as Career and Technical Education Month

M³ results show increase in graduation rates, students enrolling in college

In its first two years, the M³ — which brings together Milwaukee Public Schools, Milwaukee Area Technical College and UW-Milwaukee — has helped increase the MPS graduation rate and the percentage of MPS grads going on to college. More than 130,000 students are collectively served by MPS, MATC and UWM.

Read more: M-cubed helps boost MPS grad rate, send more grads to college

CCTC, Eau Claire school district partner to allow high school students to earn associate degrees

A partnership program between Chippewa Valley Technical College and the Eau Claire school district launching in the fall of 2019 will allow high school students to graduate with an associate degree in business management. The program will allow participating students to actually complete an associate degree that before would have only been obtained from a full two-year program at a postsecondary institution.

Read more: CVTC, Eau Claire school district partnering to allow high school students to earn associate degree

Northcentral, UW-Green Bay announced transfer agreement for business students

Northcentral Technical College (NTC) and UW-Green Bay have announced two transfer agreements leading to a four-year degree in Business Administration. The agreements give students the opportunity to earn an associate degree at NTC in business management or leadership development and then seamlessly transfer their credits to UW-Green Bay with junior status to finish a baccalaureate degree online in business administration within four years.

Read more: Northcentral Technical College announces transfer agreements with Cofrin School of Business

Western receives grant to create nursing program for high school students

Western Technical College received $95,000 from the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development to create a Certified Nursing Aid course for high school students, with more than 120 hours of instruction and 42 hours of clinical training. This grant lasts until June of 2020, and Western hopes to train about 80 students until that time.

Read more: Western Technical College creates nursing program for high school students

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