Student Profiles

Casey Bennett

Blackhawk Technical College (BTC)
May 2021
Agribusiness, Science & Technology
As a returning student, I was looking to make a fresh start, set a positive example for my children and follow my passion. I chose Blackhawk based on its strong reputation, quality ag program, graduate employment outcomes, affordability, innovative culture, location and opportunities for personal growth and development. Since enrolling, flexible course options allow me to adjust classes to fit my busy schedule, and class sizes that encourage hands-on, individualized instruction. I feel confident that upon graduation, the future is bright for me and my family.
 

Carrie Burk

Chippewa Valley Technical College (CVTC)
December 2020
Medical Assistant
After high school, I completed a few college courses but never found my true calling. I knew that I loved helping people, so I worked in retail and customer service for years.  I also spent some time as a stay at home mom with my two boys, which I loved. But life threw me a curveball and I needed to figure out what I was going to do when I "grew up". That led me to CVTC’s medical assistant program. It felt like home the moment I stepped on campus.
 

Drew Bisarek

Fox Valley Technical College (FVTC)
December 2020
Information Technology
I chose Fox Valley Technical College because it has such a great reputation. I talked with professionals in the IT industry and they strongly recommended the technical college path, and FVTC was the clear way to go. I would tell other people that FVTC is the best way to be fully immersed in your desired industry. The hands-on experience will prepare you well for your chosen career.
 

Megan Bahr

Gateway Technical College (GTC)
May 2021
Professional Communications
My goal was to attend a four-year college and major in technical theater, but after not graduating with my high school class, I had obstacles to overcome. After I completed my high school diploma, I was told that I should take classes at Gateway. I started taking general education courses, but as I fell more in love with the Gateway experience, I decided to get an associate degree. What started as a difficult time in my life has become the best decision I’ve ever made.  Gateway has truly changed my life.
 

Kalita Fore

Lakeshore Technical College (LTC)
December 2020
Health Information Management
I became an LPN in my late twenties and never lost the desire to continue my education. I felt called to change my career so I enrolled in LTC’s Health Information Management program. Knowing LTC offers programs geared toward adult learners made it an easy choice. As a Northern Michigan University graduate, I’ve compared that with my LTC experience and have found that I especially enjoy the intimate atmosphere and learning environment at LTC. Faculty and staff members are friendly, helpful, and seem to have a vested interest in student success.
 

Maddie Adams

Madison Area Technical College (Madison College)
May 2021
Civil Engineering Technology
Having attended a four-year university, I’d already had the traditional college experience. I left after three years without a degree, but with about $30,000 in debt. I ended up working at a commercial real estate brokerage for almost six years before learning that the state allows people to become licensed as land surveyors with a two-year degree and four years of experience, and I decided to go for it. I know that when I graduate from Madison College, I will be able to get a job doing exactly what I have learned in my classes.
 

Luke Mroczenski

Mid-State Technical College (Mid-State)
May 2020
Civil Engineering Technology
I was working full-time when I began exploring new careers. After some debate, I decided to pursue a future in land surveying. Between Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois and Minnesota, there weren’t many options. Ideally, I wanted the program to be affordable, two years and close to home. I did some research and found that Mid-State’s Civil Engineering Technology program was everything I was looking for. The program is affordable, has a strong record of graduate placement, the instructors are knowledgeable, the college has close ties with the community and I am a fan of the central Wisconsin location.
 

Alan Lee

Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC)
January 2022
Liberal Arts Transfer
As a military veteran, MATC seemed like a great place to get started furthering my education before ultimately transferring to a four-year college.
 

Haley Van Raden

Moraine Park Technical College (MPTC)
January 2022
Information Technology
When looking for a college that would be a good fit for me, I chose Moraine Park because it’s affordable, the faculty and staff create a family-like atmosphere, it’s close to home and the instructors are well-versed in their fields.
 

Marina Candela

Nicolet Area Technical College (Nicolet College)
April 2020
Liberal Arts Transfer
While my long-term plan is to pursue a bachelor’s degree in economics, it worked very well for me to affordably and conveniently complete most of my general education classes at a two year college.
 

Madison Kandutsch

Northcentral Technical College (NTC)
May 2020
Graphic Communication Technologies
Northcentral Technical College was the best option for me after graduating high school because I knew it was an affordable and flexible option. In addition to a great education, NTC has afforded me a number of opportunities to get involved on campus that have helped me advance my leadership and personal success skills.
 

Denisse Arjon-Rivera

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC)
December 2020
Design and Graphic Technology
I chose NWTC because I was attracted to the hands-on learning that it offers students. It’s also very affordable compared to a university, having looked into the cost of education for entering my career of choice, and I liked that it is close to home. Because my options to attend college out-of-state or live on campus were limited, staying home was a better option for me. Given all of these features, I knew that NWTC was the right fit for me.
 

Karlee Leatherberry

Southwest Wisconsin Technical College (Southwest Tech)
May 2021
Agribusiness, Science and Technology - Agronomy
I knew Southwest Tech was the place for me when I visited campus and experienced the small town feel, friendly faculty and staff, small class sizes and many opportunities to travel.
 

Elyssa Anderson

Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC)
May 2021
Automation Systems Technology
I chose Waukesha County Technical College because my program piqued my interest in the same way as a university, but without the financial burden. I've really enjoyed the hands-on technical training, as well as working closely with my instructors. It's also reassuring to know that I have a clear path into the workforce after I graduate. This allows me to learn for the sake of learning, without feeling pressure. WCTC has taught me so much already and continues to create opportunities for me.
 

Abdul Cole

Western Technical College (WTC)
May 2021
Diesel & Heavy Equipment Technician
I learn through doing and at Western, I am learning skills in a hands-on way. I will bring those skills back to my community to serve others. I’m grateful for the support I have received from my instructors and staff across campus. They help me to be successful every day.
 

Ashley Rauwolf

Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College (WITC)
December 2020, May 2021
Nursing, Gerontology
I wanted a high-quality nursing education that I could finish quickly and get out into the workforce. My parents and grandfather attended WITC, so it was comfortable and a natural fit.