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October 2016

By Susan Pohorski
If you feel like you are worth more than your high school transcripts show, you may be right. Most people know you need to provide your transcript when applying to college, but did you know you can present evidence of other training, certification, work experience or examination scores to earn...

September 2016

By Erin Eagan
September 15 to October 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month, a time when our nation celebrates the histories, cultures and contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans, with this year’s theme being: “Honoring Our Heritage, Building Our Future.” Before talking about the future, it’s imperative we talk...
By Erin Eagan
Apprenticeships are a proven pathway to employment, providing Americans with the skills and knowledge they need to land good-paying jobs. In the past few years, the U.S. Department of Labor awarded $175 million in grants to 46 applicants across the country to develop or expand apprenticeships in...

August 2016

By Erin Eagan
smMom_daughter_talk_edited-1.jpg Obtaining a college degree or credential of some kind is becoming mandatory for high-paying jobs. This means high school graduates in all socioeconomic levels will be attending college in higher numbers. To help these and many other students and their parents pay...
By Erin Eagan
As our economy stabilized after the Great Recession, the restaurant industry began a resurgence not seen in years. With so many new restaurants popping up nationwide, the culinary industry has been facing a surge in job openings — and a shortage of chefs and cooks to fill them. The shortage is felt...

July 2016

By Erin Eagan
Going back to school adult ed blog.jpg Adult learners, also called non-traditional students, come from a variety of backgrounds — all with their own unique reasons for delayed enrollment. Some have been at home raising a family, while others have been in the workforce but are looking for a career...
By Erin Eagan
welding.jpg It seems we are finally past the point of wondering, “Does a middle-skills gap exist in America?” Instead, we’re now asking, “How can we start to bridge America’s skills gap?” In a survey of 2,000 employers conducted by Matt Ferguson, CEO of CareerBuilder and co-author of The Talent...

June 2016

By Erin Eagan
College costs have climbed to record heights in the last decade with no signs of slowing down. Today, on average, in-state tuition for public four-year universities is close to $10,000 per year, not including room and board. Four-year private colleges are three times that cost. With tuition prices...
By Erin Eagan
Let’s be honest, parents. You love your children, but that doesn’t mean you want them living at home well into their 20s. You want them to learn the skills for today’s job market. In a recent survey, Wisconsin’s Technical Colleges asked parents of middle and high school students what they wanted...

May 2016

By Kyle Schwarm
The number of middle and high school parents who are open to their children attending a technical college is trending upward, but many parents are still defaulting to the four-year track. Research conducted with more than 600 parents across all 72 Wisconsin counties, shows more than 68 percent of...

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