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July 2013

Mark Tyler S. Mark Tyler, president of OEM Fabricators, Inc., wears many hats while he passionately shapes Wisconsin’s future. Tyler serves on the boards of Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce , the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS), the Wisconsin Technology Council and the West Central...
A lot of people are talking about wages in the skilled labor market these days. Some say low wages are the reason for the lack of qualified applicants for skilled jobs in Wisconsin. However, looking at starting salaries without accounting for potential growth in earnings can be shortsighted. Salary...

June 2013

During the summer many Wisconsin technical colleges provide opportunities for high school, middle school and even elementary school students to explore the latest technology and career opportunities. Youngsters can learn about engineering, law enforcement, robotics, manufacturing, wind and solar...

May 2013

Raise your hand if you are investing in Wisconsin. If you pay property taxes in the state, you are an investor in Wisconsin’s technical colleges. The return on that investment can be seen every day in the educated individuals who make our society function, from police officers and firefighters to...
Telling your child he or she can grow up and be anything they want to be could be doing them a disservice. Sure archeology sounds exciting, interesting and offers opportunities for travel, but how many unemployed archaeologists are there? According to Forbes, anthropology and archeology are the...

April 2013

Cyber attacks can happen to any size organization, so small businesses are not immune from this criminal activity. Joe Cicero, Network Specialist instructor at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, says computer criminals don’t care who you are or where you are. These criminals have automated...

March 2013

While many employers are desperately seeking “skilled workers” they also want employees who can communicate well, resolve conflicts, solve problems, work well with others and show up on time. Wisconsin technical colleges have found ways to teach both technical skills and these “soft skills.” Soft...
Don’t let the braces on his teeth fool you. Bo Huss is on the fast track to a career. At 16, Huss attends Hortonville High School and takes classes at Fox Valley Technical College (FVTC). He also works part-time at Tom-Cin Metals. Among students enrolled in Wisconsin technical colleges in 2011,...

February 2013

2013 Student Showcase , a set on Flickr. All 16 of Wisconsin's Technical Colleges had representatives on hand at the Capitol Rotunda on Feb. 19. Present were students, faculty and staff to show their service-learning projects. The students had a chance to meet legislators and the general public,...
A recent survey by CareerBuilder.com revealed that job seekers are operating under a false view of themselves. Employers are rejecting them because they don’t have the requisite skills, but they aren’t communicating that. According to the survey employers only inform 12 percent of candidates that...

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