Photo of WTCS State Ambassadors

On April 13, 2016, each of Wisconsin's 16 technical colleges identified an outstanding student to serve as a WTCS State Ambassador for the coming year. Those students, their families, college leaders and others gathered for an opportunity to hear first-hand about the students' stories of determination and ultimate success.

The objectives of the WTCS State Ambassador program are to:

  • develop greater public awareness and appreciation for the high quality system of technical education that contributes to both the state's economy and its ctitizens by providing technical education;
  • generate greater public respect and a more positive image for the leadership abilities, outstanding achievements and contributions to our society of those who work with both hands and minds;
  • foster business, labor and community involvement in technical education and in this program;
  • spotlight the role and importance of technical education in our modern society;
  • recognize students who excel in learning a gainful skill;
  • stimulate greater pride in quality work; and
  • emphasize the dignity of work.

Robert W. Baird & Company, a global financial services provider with a strong presence throughout WIsconsin, is the generous, long-time sponsor of the WTCS State Ambassador Program. The 2017 Ambassador Banquet will be Wednesday, April 19.

Hear 2016 WTCS State Ambassador Tanya Kranski speak about her experience attending Northcentral Technical College.


Hear 2016 WTCS State Ambassador Katie Bautista recount her experiences attending Blackhawk Technical College

Hear 2016 WTCS State Ambassador Richard Faith talk about his experiences attending Waukesha County Technical College

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Additional conversations with 2015 Ambassadors can be viewed here.

Students and guests gather in Madison to be recognized for their accomplishments and selection as WTCS State Ambassadors, and to experience a day of leadership training.