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September 2014

By Susan Pohorski
If you grew up in the 1970s you probably thought manufacturing was dirty, dumb and dangerous. Your mom probably didn’t encourage you to follow that career path. “Go to law school. Get an MBA. Become a doctor or marry a doctor,” was probably her advice. That was then, this is now. Today,...
By Susan Pohorski
When friends or family come to visit, where do you like to take them? A state park? An ethnic festival? A golf course or a bike trail? Maybe Wisconsin Dells, Door County or a Brewer game? There are so many things to see and do in our state. That’s why visits to Wisconsin topped 100 million last...

August 2014

By Susan Pohorski
As I look around in public places I am noticing more parents pushing their child in a stroller and talking on their cell phone, listening to an mp3 player or checking messages, Twitter or Facebook. What does that teach the child about communication? Someone else is more important than they are? My...
By Susan Pohorski
The advertisements for dorm room furnishings have started to arrive. It is time to step up preparations to launch your child into college life. Even students who will be staying home and attending a local community or technical college need to get ready and prepare for what’s ahead. You may not...

July 2014

By Susan Pohorski
Unlike the television show, you don’t have to compete to be an apprentice in Wisconsin. These on-the-job training and classroom education programs can lead to a highly-skilled occupation in two to five years without having to face Donald Trump. You do have to have an employer to get you started...
By Susan Pohorski
When my two daughters were toddlers, their grandmother started giving them U.S. savings bonds each year intending that they use the money for college. The $50 bonds take a while to reach maturity and with inflation the bonds didn’t amount to much more than the cost of purchasing books for the first...

June 2014

By Susan Pohorski
https://www.wistechcolleges.org/explore-careers/program/electromechanical-technology Just how many jobs are out there for Wisconsin technical college graduates? A look at the job openings posted by Wisconsin employers on the Wisconsin TechConnect website reveals skills employers are searching for...
By Susan Pohorski
More students may choose to transfer between Wisconsin colleges and universities as a result of a new Universal Transfer Agreement between the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) and the University of Wisconsin System. The agreement allows students to transfer credits from 11 general...

May 2014

A recent Gallup and Purdue University study, “Great Jobs Great Lives,” drew attention to long-term success and quality of life for college graduates. Researchers focused on worker engagement and well-being for 29,560 graduates across the U.S. However, the results do not reflect graduates of two-...
Are you planning to visit college campuses during the summer? Before you pack the car and fill the gas tank, make sure you do some basic research. College websites are a great place to start. Knowing more about a college will help you formulate better questions to ask once you get there and help...

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