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Gateway adds culinary, hospitality management diplomas

Two new programs offered at Gateway Technical College this semester aim to provide students with the skills to enter the culinary and hospitality industries within a year. The Culinary Assistant and Foundations of Lodging and Hospitality Management programs will provide training for both in-demand career fields.

Read more: Gateway adds culinary, hospitality management diplomas

Madison College, MMSD team up to create Early College STEM Academy

A partnership between Madison College and the Madison Metropolitan School District aims to increase the number of girls and students of color who pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math. The Early College S.T.E.M. Academy will recruit a total of 25 juniors and seniors from Madison East and La Follette high schools. The program will be free for MMSD students.

Read more: Madison School District and Madison College partner for S.T.E.M. academy

Church Mutual and NTC team up to offer IT Scholar Program

Select information technology students from Northcentral Technical College can now work part-time for Church Mutual in their IT department while attending NTC and have the opportunity to transfer to a four-year college to earn their bachelor's degree. Those who do will be hired by Church Mutual out of college.

Read more: Church Mutual Insurance starts NTC scholarship

Turbocharge with College Credit aims to boost career pathways for Green Bay high schoolers

Called “Turbocharge with College Credit,” a partnership between the Green Bay Area school district, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College and the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay aims to enable every Green Bay Area Public School student to graduate with a minimum of 15 credits toward a certificate, credential, apprenticeship, or progress toward a college degree or to enter the military with a greater level of readiness.

Read more: Groups aim to 'Turbocharge' next steps for high school students

Madison College and Wisconsin Technical College System honor American Family Insurance

Madison, WI - The Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) and Madison College honored American Family Insurance Tuesday evening for its commitment to technical education and recognition of its value to individuals, employers and Wisconsin communities. The WTCS Futuremaker Partner award recognizes the unique, dynamic partnerships between Wisconsin's technical colleges and their employer partners.

Read more: Award recognizes commitment to education and value to individuals, employers and communities

WITC now offering four start dates every semester

It’s now easier than ever to enroll in college classes and receive financial aid (if eligible) with the Start Now program available at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College (WITC).


With four entry dates every semester, there’s no need to wait for the start of a semester to begin classes. This innovative model provides interested students with nine possible times to register for college: four entry points per semester and one in the summer. Class lengths are offered in 12-, eight-, and four-week sessions that cover the material and meet the academic rigor of a traditional 16-week course.

Read more: Option allows busy, working students to tailor their education start

Central Wisconsinites continue to help Texas

Nearly two weeks after Hurricane Harvey devastated parts of Texas, people in central Wisconsin continue to offer aid to the state.

It's not just individuals, but church groups and law enforcement agencies are still collecting items to send to impacted areas.

Read more: Mid-State Technical College instructors among volunteers

Madison College student stays motivated despite DACA's uncertain future


MADISON (WKOW) -- A DACA recipient who attends college is staying motivated to stick to his career plan despite the program's uncertain future.


As of Tuesday, officials with the Trump Administration announced they plan to dismantle the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals within six months. The five-year-long program has allowed children of undocumented immigrants to pass background checks and work legally in the United States.

Read more: Potential workforce faces deportation while employers clammer for help

Green County cheesemaker deals with employee churn

In her almost 30 years working in human resources, Wendy Cuevas has never experienced the kind of difficulty hiring workers as she has today.


At Monroe-based Klondike Cheese, where Cuevas is human resources manager, she has hired 188 temporary and full-time workers over the past year — for a company that only has 205 employees total. The starting wage is $13 an hour.

Read more: 670 job openings represented at career fair to only 42 job seekers

Western joins 'Achieving the Dream' network, focuses on diversity and inclusion

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - A local college is joining other two-year institutions to focus on campus diversity and inclusion.


Western Technical College joined the 'Achieving the Dream' network which aims to support the academic success of low- income and minority students.

Read more: In support of diverse student body, Western Technical College joins 'Achieving the Dream' Network