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New firefighter training center at NWTC makes its debut

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College in Green Bay held a ribbon-cutting for its new firefighting training center. It's a new tool in training new firefighters and help experienced ones brush up on their skills. The tower cost $1.1 million to build and it serves 98 fire departments in seven counties.

Read more: NWTC unveils firefighter training center

Microsoft rolls out TechSpark Initiative at FVTC

Fox Valley Technical College was chosen by Microsoft for a new program aimed at providing broadband access to rural areas while also teaching young people about digital skills and careers. The TechSpark Initiative is designed to bring industry and education together to teach computer science in schools.

Read more: Microsoft programs aimed at sparking tech skills and jobs in northeast Wisconsin

Western unveils new Industrial Automation Lab

Western Technical College has unveiled its new Ashley Furniture Industrial Automation Lab. The lab features six robots and three simulator units to train students of the Electromechanical Technology program. The robots were donated to Western through a foundation set up by the founders of Ashley Furniture. That foundation also paid to have Western faculty certified on the new equipment.

Read more: Western cuts ribbon on new Automation Lab

Upper Iowa, WTCS announce tuition grant for tech college grads

The Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) and Upper Iowa University (UIU) have announced a new tuition grant for Wisconsin technical college graduates. All WTCS graduates automatically qualify for a grant that will offset a portion of the cost of tuition when attending UIU.

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NWTC hosts Girls in Trade event for local middle school students

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College hosted local middle school students for its Girls in Trades event. About 200 Green Bay-area girls had the opportunity to try masonry, robotics, biomedical electronics, prototyping and CNC machines and hear from local employers. 

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MSTC's mobile tech lab inspires Wisconsin manufacturing

A mobile manufacturing lab from Mid-State Technical College is rolling across the state to inspire curiosity about the varied career possibilities available in the world of high-tech manufacturing in Wisconsin. Funded in part by a $150,000 grant from the Wisconsin Technical College System, the mobile lab is outfitted with the latest technology and equipment to deliver a modern manufacturing experience.

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NWTC unveils new College of Business

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College held a ribbon cutting and dedication for its new business college. The new space includes a renovation of a current building and brand-new expansion. It was part of a referendum that passed in 2015.

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Gateway plans $5M expansion to help train Foxconn workforce

Gateway Technical College is planning a multi-million dollar expansion to meet the industrial workforce training needs for Foxconn. The GTC Board of Trustees voted to seek a $5 million state grant to pay to add on to the existing worker training facility on the college’s Sturtevant campus.

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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.

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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