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November 2019

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Veteran learning Tool and Die Making
By Erin Eagan
Each year on November 11, we honor our military veterans for their service to the United States. Their service is greatly appreciated, and Wisconsin’s technical colleges are honored to provide our veterans and their families with the support and resources for educational and career success. We want...

October 2019


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By Erin Eagan
BUS-17-8.jpg Courtesy of Northcentral Technical College The most forward-thinking organizations in today’s marketplace are putting an emphasis on continuing education and training to set themselves apart from their competition. They see it as an incentive to retain current employees as well as...

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By Erin Eagan
College Goal WI.png Photo courtesy of College Goal Wisconsin Any student planning on going to college in the fall of 2020 who is considering financial aid should complete the Free Application for Student Financial Aid (FAFSA). Every college requires the FAFSA in order for a student to be considered...

September 2019


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By Erin Eagan
NTC.jpg Courtesy of Northcentral Technical College The advent of online education has drastically changed the education landscape. It has opened up a world of new opportunities for anyone interested in learning — and the skyrocketing numbers reflect that. In the last 15 years, enrollment in online...


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By Erin Eagan
GTC.jpg Courtesy of GTC Now that you’ve survived the start of the school year and feel more comfortable on campus, it’s the perfect time to expand your horizons and make the most of your college experience. There’s so much more to a college education than what happens inside the classroom. Each one...

August 2019

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STWC student at computer
By Erin Eagan
SWTC DSC_9035.jpg Courtesy of SWTC Cyber attacks can occur at any time, and no one is immune. Just ask the hundreds of millions who were affected by the breaches of Yahoo, Marriott Hotels and Equifax. In today’s digital world, network attacks, identity theft and data breaches are, unfortunately,...


By Erin Eagan
NTC.jpeg Courtesy of Northcentral Technical College Despite progress in the last few decades, gender underrepresentation in certain professions still lingers. Last year, for example, women represented only 6 percent of all truck drivers. Men, meanwhile, represented just 2.3 percent of preschool and...

July 2019

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Early ed student from WITC
By Erin Eagan
WITC_early ed.png Courtesy of Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College The first eight years of a child’s life are the most important for brain development. Along with parents and caregivers, child care workers and early childhood educators are crucial to this cognitive development. They help ensure...


By Erin Eagan
While decreasing slightly in the last few decades, a lack of gender balance in the labor market still rears its ugly head in certain professions. Elementary school teachers and dental hygienists are two female-dominated professions, for example, while men still occupy most plumbing and auto repair...

June 2019

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Fox Valley Tech student veteran
By Erin Eagan
FVTC Casey Britten - FVTC2019_Veterans.JPG Courtesy of Fox Valley Technical College During the transition from military to civilian life, Wisconsin’s veterans often pursue further education and training on their journey to a new career path. While the skills and discipline learned in the service...