News | WTCS Skip to content


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

For more comprehensive news about the colleges, visit each of the colleges' websites.

Subscribe to the Newsletter


LTC's graduation speaker wasn't content with status quo

Not long ago, Gloria Elias found herself wondering if working long hours as a machine operator at a manufacturing plant was her only purpose in life. She was good at her job though wondered if she was capable of achieving something more.

WCTC student Ryan Meils creates designs for jersey swap project, featured on

On social media, you don't have to look long for an edited photo of James Harden in a Miami Heat uniform. Or, scroll a bit further and see a graphic announcing a scholarship offer for a recruit to Alabama or USC. Or follow every Sunday as teams get closer to a top NFL draft pick and their fans imagine Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence in one NFL jersey or another.

NTC announces online partnership with Purdue University Global

WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) - Northcentral Technical College (NTC) announced a partnership with Purdue University Global (Purdue Global) that gives NTC graduates the opportunity to earn a four-year degree without leaving home. Learners can earn a Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies degree 100% online, which will emphasize their associate degree earned at NTC.

Gateway Arboriculture (urban forestry) students help Habitat sites

Gateway Technical College Arboriculture program student Sam Braun says the project he and his classmates participated in Monday offered students two opportunities – to give and to receive.

Western Technical College opens remodeled apprenticeship training center

LA CROSSE, Wis., November 12, 2020 – To mark National Apprenticeship Week next week, Western Technical College officially opened its newly remodeled Apprenticeship and Industry Training Center, completing a $3.5 million project that significantly upgrades the facility located at 2860 21st Place South, La Crosse.

Wisconsin's technical, private colleges sign historic transfer agreement

Madison, WI – The thousands of students seeking to transfer credits from a Wisconsin technical college to one of the state’s private, nonprofit colleges and universities will have a much easier time in the future thanks to a historic, comprehensive agreement.

WTCS President Foy Statement on Appointment of Interim UW System President

MADISON, Wis. — The University of Wisconsin (UW) System Board of Regents today announced that former Governor Tommy G. Thompson will serve as the System's Interim President.

WTCS Commitment to Progress

Our nation and state are breaking under the weight of systemic racism, inequality, fear and all the ways in which humans do not treat each other humanely. The death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officers – in combination with a pattern of other officer-involved deaths and racialized incidents, and the harsh toll of the pandemic on people of color in general and black communities specifically – has brought communities across Wisconsin and the world to another, overdue moment of tense reckoning. These profoundly disheartening events must be a call to action for technical college leaders, faculty, staff and alumni, as well as System leaders and staff. As educators and learners, we embrace our responsibility and capacity to create inclusive, genuine spaces and systems that support equity.

MSOE partners with Wisconsin Technical College System to offer new transfer program

Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) and the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) have announced a new System-wide agreement. Technical college graduates who have an associate degree in a technical field may transfer to MSOE with junior standing in the university’s new Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program focused on Technical Sales.

Students Named 2020 Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) Ambassadors

Madison, WI – The Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) is recognizing 16 technical college students as “WTCS Ambassadors.” After a day of team building and leadership training, the students will champion opportunities in technical education throughout the coming year.

Two people chatting in campus common area


Learn more about the opportunities available at Wisconsin's technical colleges to help you succeed and excel

Learn More
Two graduates smiling together at graduation ceremony


Learn more about how we deliver education to keep current with the ever-changing demands of the workplace.

Learn More