Wisconsin's technical colleges in the news

February 23, 2021
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Technical colleges will continue to be asked to deliver Wisconsin's essential workforce

“It all starts with the people. Having the right workforce, the right training, the right skill set, I believe is going to be one of the biggest assets the state could have long term,” said Mercury Marine President Christopher Drees. “Workforce development and making sure that we have the people with the right skill set is going to be so crucial in helping Wisconsin move forward.”

We’re recovering, but to a different economy,” Federal Reserve Chair Jerome H. Powell said in November."

Two-thirds of the jobless say they have seriously considered changing their occupation or field of work, according to the Pew Research Center. That is a significant increase from the Great Recession era, when 52 percent said they were considering such a change.

Jobless claims were high again this past week with more than 860,000 people filing for unemployment benefits for the first time. Millions of people are still looking for work, but some employers say they can't find enough skilled workers for certain jobs. That is due in part, they say, because of stigmas that need to change.
Technical colleges deliver Wisconsin's essential workforce
Western, Onalaska team up to train next generation of firefighters
Madison College (Portage) spotlights health care instruction in time of COVID
Gateway Criminal Justice student benefits from scholarship honoring RPD officer: “I just wanna help people”
NWTC one of four recognized nationally as “College of Distinction”
MATC reopens Promise application window for HS Class of 2020
FVTC Venture Center puts military veteran on the path to growing a business
Western student is a 2021 Achieving The Dream “Dream Scholar”
LTC's Workforce Solutions bridges college resources, industry needs
Serving students, communities throughout Wisconsin
Madison College students of color will benefit from Hiebing scholarship
Mid-State remodels Salon to better serve students and community
Nicolet a partner in 3-part series highlighting local artists during pandemic
MPTC dual credit offerings rewarding for Laconia teacher
FVTC steps up to expand dual credit offerings for Seymour students
Madison College student, former chef at Epic creating app to locate nearest food resources
WCTC offering Kitchen and Bath Design program
NWTC announces move to in-person classes for Fall 2021
WITC supports entrepreneurship, sponsors CheqYes business competition
NTC set to challenge area high school students with innovation project through The Branch Academy
SWTC fills need with only public direct-entry midwifery program in U.S.
Madison College dental clinic offers low-cost services
Fully redesigned WTCS web presence is LIVE!
WTCS Board Calendar

March 23

March 17
WTCS Board Meeting
featuring Chippewa Valley Technical College (VIRTUAL)

April 22-23
WTCS Ambassador Banquet (VIRTUAL)

May 18
WTCS Board Meeting (VIRTUAL)

July 13-14
WTCS Board Meeting
Nicolet Area Technical College (Rhinelander)

September 14-15
WTCS Board Meeting
Madison Area Technical College (Madison)

Manufacturing Month

November 9-10
WTCS Board Meeting
Blackhawk Technical College (Janesville)
COVID-19 Campus and System Updates
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