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The Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) is the coordinating and oversight body for Wisconsin’s 16 public, two-year technical colleges that prepare students to thrive in the face of rapid changes in the workplace, creating economic vitality for individuals, employers and communities throughout the state.


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students enroll each year


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of technical college graduates are employed within six months of graduation


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of employers surveyed said a local technical college was important to the overall success of their business

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Mission, Vision and Values

Learn what drives the Wisconsin Technical College System

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Since 1911, the Wisconsin Technical College System does more than meet the current job needs of our community and our students. We assess current workforce trends and keep the pulse of our employers to develop our students’ skills for the jobs of tomorrow.

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Skills Boost: WTCS Apprentices Receive $1.6M in Scholarships from Ascendium

Ascendium is pleased to announce 801 construction and industrial apprentices in the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) have been selected to receive a $2,000 Tools of the Trade scholarship this year. In its eleventh year, Ascendium’s Tools of the Trade Scholarship Program provides funding to apprentices for expenses related to their training, including the purchase of tools, equipment and clothing, tuition, and more. To date, the program has provided over $5 million in scholarships to just over 3,500 apprentices statewide.

Strengthening Career and Technical Education in the 21st Century Act

The Strengthening Career and Technical Education in the 21st Century Act is a federal grant program that invests in both secondary and postsecondary career and technical education (CTE).

WTCS Board Chair Announces Search Committee for System President

Wisconsin Technical College System Board Chair S. Mark Tyler today announced his appointments to the WTCS president search committee. Those members include WTCS Board members as well as representatives from college Board and leadership teams:

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System Office

The Wisconsin Technical College System Office (System Office) is the administrative and coordinating agency of the WTCS Board. It helps ensure quality, accountability and efficiency.

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District Boards

WTCS operates under a shared governance model, with responsibility for operations and oversight shared by the WTCS Board (System Board) and 16 District Boards.

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2022-23 WTCS FactBook Student Data COVER

Fact Book: Student Data

The WTCS Fact Book: Student Data includes information about headcount and Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) student enrollments, program and apprenticeship outcomes information, and student demographic data.

Read the publication online here or download using the links below.

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