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Here you'll find news about the Wisconsin Technical College System and some news stories about the 16 Wisconsin technical colleges around the state.

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WTCS, BTC Honor Frito-Lay with Futuremaker Award

Blackhawk Technical College joined the Wisconsin Technical College System Board on Tuesday, March 15 in recognizing Frito-Lay North American, Inc., with the Futuremaker Partner Award.

Government website calls out CVTC efforts

Imagine Kim Ernstmeyer’s surprise when she saw Chippewa Valley Technical College had been used as a five-star example to other colleges and universities on how best to use Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund money to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Mid-State progresses toward construction of Stevens Point Manufacturing, Engineering and Apprenticeship Center

Located in the Stevens Point area, the Advanced Manufacturing, Engineering Technology, and Apprenticeship Center is expected to serve thousands of people, annually, through traditional programming, professional upskilling, K-12 early college and career exploration activities, technology demonstrations and business meetings. 

LTC students have saved $1 million through textbook affordability program

A textbook affordability program offered by Lakeshore Technical College has helped students save more than $1 million they would otherwise have spent buying textbooks. Instructors eliminated textbook costs by adopting what is referred to as open educational resources.

Moraine Park Promise makes college possible

At Moraine Park, we believe that higher education should be available to all that desire it. The Moraine Park Promise scholarship program is designed to remove financial barriers and make a college education available to every hard-working high school senior who could not otherwise afford it. It creates a partnership between the student and Moraine Park, so together we can make college possible.

Governor Evers visits MATC to celebrate Apprenticeship Week

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers experienced firsthand the educational and economic value and advantages of apprenticeships Nov. 19 while visiting Milwaukee Area Technical College’s Education Center at Walker’s Square. To help MATC celebrate National Apprenticeship Week, Evers toured three programs that can lead to apprenticeships at the Education Center, observing classroom sessions and talking to instructors and students about their experiences.

Nicolet College kicks off Indigenous Way of Knowing program

Nicolet College kicked off its Indigenous Way of Knowing program today with a powwow. The event marked the first powwow in quite some time that many of the participants have attended because of the pandemic. It didn't get in the way of the dancing, drumming, storytelling and singing that took place all day long. Participants in these activities came from various tribes across the state as all 11 federally recognized tribes in Wisconsin were represented at the powwow. Organizers say they see this as merely the first of what will become an annual tradition.

NWTC receives $2m grant to bolster student success, equitable outcomes

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College has been awarded a $2 million grant by the U.S. Department of Education to strengthen student success and close equity gaps in higher education. “It’s important that students see themselves with passion in the profession they have chosen,” said Dr. Jeff Rafn, president of NWTC. “This grant focuses on engagement, a critical component, and the next step we need to take on our continued path to ensuring student success.”

FVTC a dual credit partner for New London’s expanding Career & Tech Ed program

A New London High School program that prepares students for careers in the skilled trades is getting even better. About 340 students enrolled in at least one of the program’s 18-course options this year. Students like Noah Furman say he wants to follow in the footsteps of his dad and become an electrician. “It’s fun, you can learn life skills here,” explained Furman.

NWTC Start-up Hub part of Chamber-supported economic ecosystem

Regardless of age, gender, race or social-economic status, the 21st century economic ecosystem in Greater Green Bay is full of diversity, thanks in part to the Greater Green Bay Chamber. From an industrial control fabricating company to an online venture supporting underprivileged children, though the ideas, products, companies and entrepreneurs may be fundamentally different, they are both an important part of that ecosystem.

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