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WTCS, BTC award SSI Technologies with Futuremaker Partner award

The Wisconsin Technical College System and Blackhawk Technical College honored SSI Technologies, Inc. for the company’s dedicated engagement with Blackhawk over many years in efforts to promote career awareness and lifelong learning. The WTCS Futuremaker Partner award recognizes the unique, dynamic partnerships between Wisconsin's technical colleges and their employer partners.

Read more: SSI Technologies recognized as Futuremaker Partner

Workshop for aspiring entrepreneurs being held at NWTC

Green Bay SCORE is hosting an Entrepreneur Index Assessment Workshop from 11:30am to 2pm on Friday, Nov. 17 at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. The workshop includes an online entrepreneurial traits assessment with a personal report provided after completing a questionnaire. Register online for the event at

Read more: Are you cut out to be an entrepreneur? Find out at this workshop

FVTC National Criminal Justice Training Center receives grant to train on victim issues

Fox Valley Technical College's National Criminal Justice Training Center received a grant to train community corrections officers and probation and parole agents to be more responsive to victims. The two-year, $450,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice's Office on Violence Against Women will allow NCJTC to focus on victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking. 

Read more: National Criminal Justice Training Center lands grant to train on victim issues

Madison College receives $6.5 million in grants to expand south campus earlier than planned

Madison College has received $6.5 million in grants from Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation & Affiliates, allowing its South Campus plan expansion to be fast-tracked. The full 75,000-square-foot South Campus with wrap-around services for students will be completed in 2019, rather than in several phases over the years. 

Read more: Grants allow Madison College south campus to build full campus by 2019

CVTC, UW-Eau Claire transfer agreement aids nursing students

Under a new agreement, Chippewa Valley Technical College nursing students can transfer credits to UW-Eau Claire to complete their bachelor’s degree with as few as 35 additional credits. The agreement specifies which CVTC courses a student should take to meet specific UW-Eau Claire requirements, combining online courses with on-campus courses.

Read more: CVTC, UWEC agreement hopes to help nursing students

Wisconsin GI Bill expands education benefit eligibility

Thanks to a recent change by the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs, more veterans' spouses and children will be eligible for education benefits. With a recent expansion of the Wisconsin GI Bill, local colleges will be able to serve more veterans and their family’s educational needs.

Read more: Wisconsin GI Bill expands benefit eligibility

NWTC unveils new Transportation Center

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College has unveiled its new 63,000-square foot Transportation Center. The building will house the college's Automotive, Auto Collision and new Diesel Medium and Heavy Truck programs.

Read more: NWTC unveils new Transportation Center

CVTC invites men to explore cosmetology

Chippewa Valley Technical College is inviting men to explore a career in an increasingly female-dominated field. The Men in Cosmetology Boot Camp, designed to introduce prospective males students to the field, will be held from 9am – 1pm on Friday, Oct. 27 on the CVTC campus.

Read more: CVTC camp invites men to explore cosmetology

Western Agriculture students get hands-on experience in the field

Farm business and production management program students from Western Technical College participated in a field experience near Bangor. The students got a hands-on introduction to latest tractor and harvesting equipment as well as experience taking soil samples and collecting data on field performance such as yield.

Read more: The Delaney Family: Work hard, play hard, love hard

MATC, Cardinal Stritch agreement leads to accelerated nursing program

Milwaukee Area Technical College and Cardinal Stritch University have signed an agreement to help nursing students get their degrees faster. MATC nursing students will now be able to concurrently enroll at Cardinal Stritch and earn a bachelor’s degree in as little as one semester.

Read more: 4-year degree in 1 semester: MATC teams up with Cardinal Stritch to help nursing students