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expand Waiting lists at tech colleges to shrink thanks to $35 million grant Jul 23 2014

From "Waiting lists at tech colleges to shrink thanks to $35 million grant" -- Waiting lists at technical colleges across Wisconsin are shrinking thanks to a $35 dollar boost. [...]

expand Western Technical College to receive $1.6 million workforce grant Jul 23 2014

From "Western welding program to benefit from state grant" -- Western Technical College will receive $1,564,229 in workforce development funding to bolster its welding and medical assistant programs, according to a Tuesday announcement from Wisconsin officials. [...]

expand Nicolet College gets $1.9 million state grant Jul 23 2014

From "Rhinelander college gets $1.9 million state grant" -- Nicolet Area Technical College was awarded $1.9 million in state grants Tuesday to train up to 303 students for in-demand jobs, such as welding and nursing assistants. [...]

expand Colleges, businesses team up on new engineering technology degree Jul 23 2014

From "Colleges, businesses team up on new engineering technology degree" -- Input and feedback from regional manufacturers played an integral role in an innovative education program rolling out this fall at 13 educational institutions in the New North. [...]

expand Moraine Park Tech offering CNC, Welding boot camps Jul 22 2014

From "Moraine Park Technical College is again offering CNC & Welding boot camps" -- Moraine Park Technical College is combating the skilled worker shortage by launching manufacturing skills academies in a series of 15-week boot camps. [...]

expand Forward Janesville supports Blackhawk Tech referendum Jul 22 2014

From "Forward Janesville supports Blackhawk Tech referendum" -- Forward Janesville is endorsing Blackhawk Technical College's August referendum, the group announced in a written statement. [...]

expand MATC to get $2.6 million from state for worker training Jul 21 2014

From "MATC to get $2.6 million from state for worker training" -- Milwaukee Area Technical College will get $2.6 million in Wisconsin Fast Forward grant funds from the state to train up to 546 workers for in-demand fields, Gov. Scott Walker announced today. [...]

expand State funds help CVTC cut waiting lists Jul 21 2014

From "State Funds to Help CVTC Cut Waiting Lists" -- Cassie Blechinger’s future is arriving sooner than expected. She has dreams of becoming a nurse, but has been on the waiting list for the Chippewa Valley Technical College (CVTC) Nursing-Associate Degree program since last year. [...]

expand Walker visits Chippewa Valley Technical College Jul 21 2014

From "Walker visits Chippewa Valley Technical College" -- Cassie Blechinger, 26, of Boyceville had planned to start a nursing associate degree program at Chippewa Valley Technical College in January. [...]

expand Madison College receives state grant Jul 21 2014

From "Madison College receives state grant" -- Madison Area Technical College will receive more than $5 million to help train workers for in-demand fields. [...]

expand NTC gets $2 million grant from Governor Walker Jul 21 2014

From "NTC gets two million dollar grant from Governor Walker" -- North Central Technical College in Wausau received more than $2 million Friday for its diesel transportation program. [...]

expand CVTC unveils mobile major Jul 21 2014

From "CVTC unveils mobile major" -- Chippewa Valley Technical College prides itself on keeping its students up-to-date with new and emerging technologies. But to do so, sometimes faculty and administrators must listen to those students. [...]

expand Wigwam partners with Lakeshore Tech to engage youth in manufacturing Jul 18 2014

From "Wigwam Partners with Lakeshore Technical College to Engage Youth in Manufacturing" -- Wigwam Mills, Inc. recently partnered with Lakeshore Technical College (LTC) to participate in the Sheboygan Area Youth Apprenticeship program to get more graduating adults interested and involved in careers in manufacturing. [...]

expand Technical colleges to share $28 million to train workers for high-demand jobs Jul 18 2014

From "State technical colleges to share $28 million in grants to train workers for high-demand jobs" -- The state's 16 technical colleges will share $28 million in grants to train more than 4,900 workers for jobs in high-demand fields, Gov. Scott Walker announced Thursday. [...]

expand Mid-State Tech helps Rapids city government improve processes Jul 18 2014

From "Vruwink: Here's how we're improving city gov't" -- Shortly into my first term as mayor of Wisconsin Rapids, I pledged to pursue streamlining operations and making government more efficient, effective and customer-friendly. [...]

expand Madison College students gain national recognition Jul 17 2014

From "Portage High grad takes 4th in nation in precision machining" -- Nate Schmudlach broke the mold, which is a good thing considering he’s highly skilled at precision machining. [...]

expand Gateway approves funding for renovation projects Jul 17 2014

From "Gateway approves funding for renovation projects" -- Gateway Technical College has approved spending for another phase of a $7 million, two-year renovation and remodeling project at its Kenosha and Elkhorn campuses. [...]

expand Column: The future workforce is here, working Jul 17 2014

From "The future workforce is here, working" -- If you follow the news, you've heard about a shrinking workforce facing employers. As more baby boomers retire each year, employers need to find and develop individuals who will be able to support the growth of their businesses in the years ahead. [...]

expand Other states follow NWTC lead with mobile lab Jul 14 2014

From "Mobile lab considered for marketing, training" -- By Patricia Daddona - Gerald J. Bronkhorst, 45, of Suamico, Wis., trains students from six high schools in northeast Wisconsin in an advanced-manufacturing mobile lab – a model Rhode Island educators are considering emulating. [...]

expand Hottest Kitchen Entrepreneur Challenge coming July 17 Jul 11 2014

From "Milwaukee supporting new food business concepts" -- Greater Milwaukee is a sturdy hub for emerging food artists and continues to gain acclaim for the impressive amount of locally owned and operated businesses and restaurants within the foodie scene. [...]

expand LTC’s Rogers wins awards at horticulture event Jul 11 2014

From "LTC's Rogers wins awards at horticulture event" -- Lakeshore Technical College’s Horticulture Instructor Ray Rogers recently received several awards at the Show of Summer Horticulture event in Chicago. [...]

expand Medford senior receives full scholarship for Diesel & Heavy Equipment Technician program Jul 11 2014

From "MSTC Foundation awards full-tuition Bethke Transportation Scholarship" -- In honor of the generosity of the late Leonard and Lillian Bethke, the Mid-State Technical College (MSTC) Foundation offers a full-tuition scholarship each year to graduating high school seniors planning to pursue a technical diploma in the Automotive Technician program or Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technician program. [...]

expand MATC will provide instruction at new techology training center Jul 10 2014

From "Milwaukee Housing Authority OKs new technology training center" -- The Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee announced on Wednesday the creation of a $1.2 million technology training center, the first program to be developed outside the walls of its many public housing projects. [...]

expand Cedarburg baker competes in MATC entrepreneur challenge Jul 09 2014

From "A Delicious Experience: Cedarburg baker to take part in entrepreneur challenge" -- Baking has been a part of Jennifer Goldbeck’s professional life for more than seven years. This month, she is entering a new chapter in her foray into the kitchen as she takes part in a local entrepreneurial competition. [...]

expand WCTC to offer program for high-in-demand careers Jul 09 2014 "WCTC to offer program for high-in-demand careers" -- Waukesha County Technical College will offer a new program this fall with training opportunities for high-in-demand careers in information technology. [...]

expand New president talks about values and challenges for MATC Jul 03 2014

From "New president wants community to see MATC's evolution" -- Vicki Martin had a front-row seat as Milwaukee Area Technical College evolved from preparing young people for the trades to taking on the additional role of helping working adults reinvent themselves in a tumultuous economy. [...]

expand Blackhawk Tech and partners offer six-week CNC training Jul 02 2014

From "BTC partners with multiple public and private entities to offer additional CNC machine operator training" -- The Business and Community Development Division (BCD) of Blackhawk Technical College has teamed with several Wisconsin interests and EigerLab of Rockford for a six-week CNC Machine Operator training program for 10 unemployed or underemployed participants in BTC’s district. [...]

expand Gateway Tech campuses receive Blueprint for Prosperity grants Jul 01 2014

From "Gateway campuses receive Fast Forward-Blueprint grants" -- Gateway Technical College Racine and Kenosha campuses are among recipients of the 2014 Wisconsin Fast Forward-Blueprint for Prosperity High School Pupil Grant Awards. The intent to award total is $149,512. [...]

expand STEM Academy makes learning fun Jun 30 2014

From "Middle Schoolers compete in STEM Academy Final Competition" -- Summer vacation is well underway for most students, but for more than one hundred middle school students class is far from dismissed. [...]

expand Mid-State enrollment projected to increase Jun 27 2014

From "Mid-State enrollment projected to increase for first time in 3 years" -- GRAND RAPIDS — After three years of steadily declining enrollment, Mid-State Technical College’s student body is slowly ticking upward. [...]

expand NTC Ag Center of Excellence gives students valuable, hands-on dairy experience Jun 27 2014

From "NTC's Ag Center of Excellence gives students valuable, hands-on dairy experience" -- Programs offered at the Northcentral Technical College's Ag Center of Excellence help students interested in the agriculture industry. The Ag Center offers hands-on learning opportunities for its students. [...]

expand Mid-State summer camp exposes students to mechanical skills Jun 27 2014

From "MSTC Vex Robotics Camp exposes students to mechanical skills" -- WISCONSIN RAPIDS – About 25 middle schoolers and their parents descended on Mid-State Technical College to watch robots compete against each other Thursday. [...]

expand Math, science lessons propel CVTC camp Jun 27 2014

From "Math, science lessons propel camp" -- Gina Filkins figured it would be fun to build a race car, so she signed up for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Race Camp, which took place this week at Chippewa Valley Technical College. [...]

expand Mid-State workshop demonstrates manufacturing compressed earth bricks Jun 24 2014

From "Workshop makes a compressed earth brick press from scratch in one day" -- Extreme manufacturing techniques were on display June 17 to 19 at Mid-State Technical College’s Wisconsin Rapids Campus. [...]

expand College officials hope transfer agreement increases enrollment Jun 23 2014

From "UWSP, MSTC officials hope transfer agreement increases enrollment" -- Officials from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and Mid-State Technical College say they hope a recent statewide transfer agreement will mean an increase in enrollment as students see more opportunity to move from one campus to another. [...]

expand CVTC will build new Energy Education Center Jun 23 2014

From "CVTC plugs Energy Education Center into budget" -- After several years of fundraising and planning, Chippewa Valley Technical College plans to start building a $10.3 million Energy Education Center in August. [...]

expand Donations by local businesses help fund Schools2Skills Jun 02 2014

From "Donations by local companies help fund Schools2Skills" -- For the past three years, the Waukesha County Business Alliance has positively affected high school students in Waukesha County with its Schools2Skills program. [...]

expand MPTC hosts cancer survivor beauty and support day Jun 02 2014

From "MPTC hosts cancer survivor beauty and support day" -- Moraine Park Technical College is hosting a Cancer Survivor Beauty and Support Day for cancer survivors. [...]

expand NTC’s Agriculture Center continues to grow Jun 02 2014

From "NTC's Agriculture Center continues to grown" -- Enrollment at Northcentral Technical College’s Agriculture Center of Excellence has more than tripled since the academy opened about three years ago and though the farm part of the center still is losing money, administrators are confident that soon will change. [...]

expand Madison College president says college providing direct line to jobs Jun 02 2014

From "Q & A: Madison College providing a 'direct line' to jobs, says president Jack Daniels" -- Last summer Madison College (Madison Area Technical College or MATC) welcomed a new president, Jack Daniels, to lead the community of 40,000 students after the retirement of former president Bettsey Barhorst. [...]

expand NTC adding more instructors to meet employer demand May 29 2014

From "Wausau's Northcentral Technical College hiring more teachers" -- A central Wisconsin college is adding jobs to help students prepare for the working world. [...]

expand Tech colleges collaborate with UW-Oshkosh to meet employer demand May 29 2014

From "University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh among partners for new engineering degrees" -- The University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh will soon be one of two four-year UW institutions to offer a new collaborative degree program aimed at meeting the demands of local employers. [...]

expand LTC a vital part of local educational mix May 28 2014

From "LTC a vital part of local educational mix" -- The Lakeshore area features many unique educational opportunities. There are public and parochial schools, specialty schools, charter schools, two-year colleges and four-year universities. [...]

expand Students graduate from “Middle College” May 28 2014

From "RAHS seniors graduate college" -- Reedsburg Area High School seniors Maura Machovec, Terra Kauffman and Payton Legner have graduated from Middle College. A graduation ceremony was held May 13 at Madison Area Technical College-Reedsburg campus to honor their accomplishments in the healthcare track of the program. [...]

expand Tech colleges provide training for home health workers May 27 2014

From "Demand rises for home health care workers" -- The move to keep older people in their own homes as long as possible has meant more demand for home health care workers — a job that is not only tough, but that can be low-paying as well. [...]

expand Moraine Park Tech to gain veterans representative May 27 2014

From "Veterans service expanding with MPTC entrance" -- Moraine Park Technical College has received a grant that will help fund a veteran’s representative at the Fond du Lac campus. [...]

expand Students earn dual credit for playhouse project May 27 2014

From "Playhouse provides opportunities for MHS students" -- Building trades students at Mukwonago High School had a wealth of experience outside of the classroom this year. [...]

expand New law expands use of Workforce Advancement Training grants May 27 2014

From "Job training law to help business compete globally, Doyle says" -- A law incubated in La Crosse will hatch jobs throughout Wisconsin and enhance Badger State employers’ ability to be global players, said author Rep. Steve Doyle. [...]

expand Advanced Manufacturing Partnership addressing shortage of skilled welders May 27 2014

From "Fill the skills gap" -- A question constantly asked by business people and the unemployed is: “What are we doing to close the skillset gap in Wisconsin?” [...]

expand CVTC honors Menonomie High School for dual credit participation May 23 2014

From "Menomonie students earn college credit early" -- Tyler Luzinski has not finished his junior year at Menomonie High School, but he has a great start on his college education. Luzinski plans to attend Chippewa Valley Technical College (CVTC) to study business management or marketing communications. He already has 12 ½ credits toward a degree from CVTC. [...]

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