Tech College News Archives

Gateway will train and certify 3,000 CNAs through WisCaregiver Career Program

Gateway Technical College has received a federal grant to train and certify 3,000 Certified Nursing Assistants statewide who will be targeted for work at long-term care facilities. The WisCaregiver Career Program will cover the training, textbooks, vaccinations, background checks, scrubs and certification exams for the first 2,000 successful applicants through the Wisconsin Technical College System. Another 1,000 students will receive funding for training and testing through state-approved nursing home nurse aide training programs.

Read more: WisCaregiver program strives to address Certified Nursing Assistant shortage

CVTC expands OSHA training services

Local businesses will now be able to obtain a higher level of training on Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) compliance issues because of new agreement that names Chippewa Valley Technical College as a host site for the National Safety Education Center (NSEC). CVTC will now offer OSHA-recognized training courses through their association with NSEC. 

Read more: CVTC to expand OSHA training services

LTC receives $25,000 from Kaysun Corporation for scholarship support

Lakeshore Technical College has received a gift of $25,000 from Kaysun Corporation of Manitowoc to provide scholarship support for LTC students — $15,000 of which will be designated to support the LTC Promising Futures Scholarship Campaign with the remainder going toward the Kaysun Corporation Manufacturing Scholarship.

Read more: Kaysun $25K gift provides LTC scholarships

Southwest Tech grad invents auto body repair tool now marketed nationwide

Prairie du Chien resident and Southwest Technical College graduate Matt Finn has developed a spot weld chisel to assist with auto repair work. Lisle launched the tool in late October and had sold more than 1,600 units through the end of December. The company is paying to have the chisel patented.

Read more: Former Midlander invents tool now marketed nationwide

Scholarship fund aims to help transition from jail to society in La Crosse community

A $12,000 goal for 2018 has been established for a new scholarship/educational fund to assist currently or formerly incarcerated people of color in the La Crosse community transition from jail to society. The scholarship/educational fund is a partnership between the local chapter of Showing Up For Racial Justice (SURJ) and the Western Foundation at Western Technical College.

Read more: Scholarship fund hopes to help transition from jail to society

February is Career and Technical Education Month

February is Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month, and it comes at the perfect time to celebrate the students, apprentices, teachers, technical colleges and industry partners who are growing the career readiness of America's construction workforce. Unfortunately, we've neglected CTE over the years, and now we're beginning to pay for it — quite literally.

Read more: February is Career and Technical Education Month

Trane, Western partner to bring state-of-the-art equipment to students

The La Crosse manufacturing company Trane is partnering with Western Technical College to bring state-of-the-art heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment and software to students. $20,000 in scholarships from Trane will help students learn on the new machines, while giving them some financial peace of mind.

Read more: Trane donates to Western Technical College to bring state-of-the-art equipment to students

Mid-State, UW-River Falls sign transfer agreement for ag students

Mid-State Technical College and the University of Wisconsin-River Falls have signed a transfer agreement for those interested in agriculture. The agreement allows students completing an associate degree in Agribusiness and Science Technology at Mid-State to transfer directly to the bachelor of science in Agricultural Studies at UW-River Falls. Graduates from Mid-State will enter UW-River Falls with 60 of the degree’s 128 credits completed.

Read more: New agriculture transfer opportunity available from Mid-State Technical College to UW-River Falls

CVTC to Offer Beekeeping Class in March

Chippewa Valley Technical College is offering people interested in beekeeping a one-credit, 32-hour Beekeeping for Beginners class. Students in the class will have the opportunity to purchase a hive and bee colony, which will be kept at CVTC’s Energy Education Center for the duration of the class. Students can then take it home with them and be ready for their own beekeeping experience the following spring. The class is set to begin March 10 and run into October.

Read more: CVTC to Offer Beekeeping Class

Nicolet awarded $25,000 grant to expand entrepreneurship program

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, along with Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch, has awarded Nicolet College a $25,000 grant to help expand its entrepreneurship program. This is the second year in a row the college has received this grant.

Read more: NATC receives a $25K grant to help their entrepreneurship program