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System President Foy's Tour of Excellence

Statewide tour aimed at recognizing and celebrating all who make technical colleges an asset to Wisconsin’s communities

Wisconsin Technical College System President Dr. Morna K. Foy embarked on a Tour of Excellence, which included a visit to each of the state’s 16 technical colleges. The goal of the tour is to recognize and celebrate the technical college students, staff, instructors, alumni and business partners who connect each college to their communities.

Started in November 2023, the tour wrapped-up in May 2024. Videos highlighting each of the tours will be available soon.

For over a century, every day Wisconsinites have come through our doors with their unique, vibrant life experiences. They’ve trusted us with their goals for themselves, their families and their communities. I am incredibly proud of the responsiveness of our colleges and want to recognize the impressive work being done. - Dr. Morna K. Foy, president

Tour of Excellence Videos

Tour Recap

Blackhawk Technical College, Janesville

May 9, 2024

Tour of new Public Safety Center; lunch with student leaders; and Women in Leadership session with student, staff and faculty women leaders

Chippewa Valley Technical College, Eau Claire

April 22, 2024

Tour of the dental simulation lab, lessons in cosmetology from second term students, lunch in the 620 West CVTC Culinary Restaurant with the President's Cabinet, engaging with students in the Esports lounge and a tour of the Transportation Education Center.

Fox Valley Technical College, Appleton

April 25, 2024

Women in Public Safety events with hands-on activities

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Gateway Technical College, Elkhorn

February 27, 2024

Focus on Youth Apprenticeship and Dual Credit opportunities, in addition to lessons in CNC machining and welding

Press release

Lakeshore Technical College, Cleveland

November 29, 2023

Tour of the Center for Health Care Excellence, One-on-one cooking lesson with a current Culinary Arts program student

Madison College, Goodman South

April 1

Centro Hispano CNA program


Mid-State Technical College, Mid-State Healthcare Simulation Center (in partnership with Aspirus Riverview Hospital)

April 23, 2024

Healthcare Ethics Committee simulation

Milwaukee Area Technical College, Downtown Milwaukee

May 1, 2024

Focus on Automotive programs and announcement of the next round of full ride scholarships

Moraine Park Technical College, Fond du Lac

February 19, 2024

Tour and ribbon cutting of new Automation, Innovation and Robotics (AIR) Center along with a lesson in operating a robot

Nicolet College, Rhinelander

February 20-21, 2024

Visit with Nicolet's leadership team and a visit to the Forest County Potawatomi Community Center to talk with students in the Advanced Tribal Management Class

Press release

Social media

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, Marinette and Green Bay

April 2-3, 2024

Focus on Marine Technology and the State of the College

State of the College News

Northcentral Technical College, Wausau

May 8, 2024

A visit to NTC's Agriculture Center of Excellence, including watching a dental cleaning on a dog that is available through the local humane society, System President Foy practicing a dental cleaning on a dog mannequin, a visit to the greenhouse area and time spent with four calves

Northwood Technical College, New Richmond

April 30, 2024

Gerontology programs showcasing emerging technologies along with a visit to the vet tech program

Southwest Wisconsin Technical College, Fennimore

April 4

A day in the life of a new Southwest Tech student

News release

Waukesha County Technical College, Pewaukee

May 2, 2024

Campus-wide Coffee and Conversations event, visiting the new E-sports arena, and touring the culinary arts area topped off with lunch prepared by the students

Western Technical College, La Crosse

March 8, 2024

Focus on sustainability: Suits for Success donation drive, E-waste collection and students in the Building Science and Energy Management program will demonstrate some of the really cool cutting-edge energy efficiency work they're learning.

Social media

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