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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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FVTC works with Menominee Nation to reforest parts of Wisconsin

As part of a continuing celebration of Earth Day and Arbor Day, the Menominee Nation is giving away thousands of trees to school communities across Wisconsin to help reforest parts of the state.

Masters uses emergency training in life-threatening situation

When faced with a life-threatening situation, people have varying reactions. For Hannah Masters, a Criminal Justice student and employee with the Campus Security Program at Southwest Wisconsin Technical College, she was faced with such a scenario recently. A Kendall, Wisconsin native, Masters was visiting her family during spring break when she was called into action. While driving in a rural area near her home with her boyfriend and her brother, a man ran into the road and flagged down the vehicle. As Masters explains it, the man was panicked and describing that his wife was choking. Her training as part of the Criminal Justice program, as well as the Campus Security Program, kicked in. She instructed her brother to call 911 immediately and she expected to use CPR for the first time momentarily. She was CPR certified as part of the Campus Security Program training.

NTC offers new scholarship for young women leaders

A new scholarship at Northcentral Technical College is aiming to encourage women to pursue leadership roles. The Charmaine Whitburn Women's Leadership Scholarship will provide at $1,500 dollar scholarship to a full time student out of the Merrill School District.

Madison College Paramedic Academy students pass key benchmarks

Since August, through Madison College lectures, labs, clinicals, and real-life calls, Tasha Kirch and nine other classmates have been pursuing their dream of becoming paramedics through the Madison College Paramedic Academy. In Tasha’s case, it was a dream to serve inspired by a nightmare in her neighborhood when Tasha was just 9. A girl her age and four other children died in a fire across the street from Tasha’s apartment. She said, “I lived at Somerset Circle in 1990 when that big fire happened. I think that’s kind of what got me going on this path "

Peterson Named MPTC Distinguished Alumnus

Moraine Park Technical College has named Stephen Peterson, of Fond du Lac, as the 2021 Distinguished Alumnus.

MATC Criminal Justice students goes inside Milwaukee Police Department's Citizen Academy

Take an inside look at the Milwaukee Police Department’s Citizen Academy program. The MPD, like many other agencies, have been hosting citizen academies for quite some time.

Western to offer 3D design and prototyping certificate in Tomah

Western Technical College is adding a new program to its offerings in Tomah. Western will offer a 3D design and prototyping certificate this spring at its Tomah campus, 120 East Milwaukee St.

NWTC grad will be Weyauwega’s next Chief of Police

The city of Weyauwega's next police chief will be Brandon Leschke. "I'm excited for it. I'm hopeful that my team shares the same excitement that I do," he said. "I'm excited for the challenge, ready to learn and keep it going."

Mid-State instructor will lead Accounting Examining Board

Mid-State Technical College Accounting Instructor Susan Strautmann was recently appointed Secretary of Office to the Wisconsin Accounting Examining Board. News of the appointment came as the College learned of a new bill signed into law allowing Mid-State and other two-year college credits to count toward CPA licensure.

Nicolet College trustees announce Kate Ferrel as next president

The Nicolet College Board of Trustees has announced that Kate Ferrel has accepted the position of president of the college. Ferrel, who currently serves as executive vice president of Academic and Student Affairs at Nicolet, will begin her duties as president July 1.

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