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.
Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College and Lakeland University have announced a transfer partnership. The WITC To Lakeland guaranteed transfer program will allow students to complete an associate degree at WITC and then transfer seamlessly to Lakeland as a college junior. WITC graduates who meet all the requirements are guaranteed direct admission to Lakeland, where they can complete a related bachelor’s degree.
A Northeast Wisconsin Technical College student is one of just 263 students from more than one thousand colleges and universities around the country to be named a 2019 Newman Civic Fellow. During his year-long fellowship, Diebold will receive a mentor and attend a conference in Boston that provides networking and leadership training, all-expenses paid.
Gateway Technical College Foundation receives $2.85 million donation
March 22, 2019
Michael Kopper and Michele Whitfield donated $2.85 million to the Gateway Technical College Foundation to fund scholarships for students in engineering and manufacturing-related programs as well as benefit students in the college’s Promise program. A total of $1.5 million was contributed to establish the Kopper Family Fund while $1.35 million will go to Gateway’s Promise program.
WTCS, Lakeshore present Sargento with Futuremaker Partner award
March 21, 2019
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.