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 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.
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.”
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.
The Dane County Department of Human Services Immigration Affairs Office, in conjunction with the Mexican Mobile Consulate, Madison College, Centro Hispano, and many other non-profit organizations, hosted the first annual Immigration Resource Fair November 20-21, 2021.
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.
Over 70 business leaders from 60 local companies attended the “Grow Your Workforce Through Apprenticeship” event held at Northcentral Technical College (NTC). The event was held in recognition of National Apprenticeship Week and was designed to showcase the benefits that apprenticeship brings to businesses as they work to recruit and retain top talent.
Madison College Advisor discusses High School Equivalency Program for migrant, seasonal farm workers
Ambar Meneses, Student Support Advisor at Madison College, talks about the High School Equivalency Program (HEP), free educational program targeted to help migrant and seasonal farm workers and their immediate family members earn a GED/HSED. Includes tuition free learning with textbook and computer loans, available for workers and families with 75 days of farm labor in the past two years.
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College hosted one of it annual alumni awards ceremony, Tuesday night, to recognize the outstanding achievements of recent graduates who are making a difference in the community. The awards are aimed at highlighting alums early in their careers as well as recognizing a local business who has been dedicated to education within the technical field.
Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC) is wrapping up the construction of a new police training building, which will include classrooms and a new indoor shooting range, and Fletcher Arms will soon be taking over WCTC’s old shooting range at the Pewaukee Campus.