2011 Ambassadors

Corey Hill, Blackhawk Technical College, Electro Mechanical Technology
Like many others in these tough times, I had lost my job. Robotics and general electronics have been of interest to me. I was assured by friends that Blackhawk would be a hands-on education. After a brief and informative tour of the campus I was convinced to enroll. I enjoy my classes, and I’m very involved in campus activities. I made a great choice enrolling in the Wisconsin Technical College System and at BTC.
 
Evelyn Harris, Chippewa Valley Technical College, Associate Degree Nursing
Having to retrain for another career was a scary event, but I attended a job fair and learned about the Renal Dialysis Program at CVTV. I was exposed to the most wonderful instructor who opened a world of medicine to me that entailed learning not just for a job, but how to build a career. After graduating with a degree in Renal Dialysis I am continuing my education in nursing, I want to be more marketable for my dream of being a flight nurse. Attending CVTV was one of the best decisions I have made.
 
Allyson Schaaf, Fox Valley Technical College, Administrative Professional
I enrolled in Fox Valley Technical College after completing one year at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. I desired more of a hands-on approach to education and through research and feed-back from others, I decided FVTC would be my best option. In the administrative professional field, there are so many different tasks that need to be performed every day. FVTC provides smaller class sizes with a chance to know my professors and learn skills to help me in the workplace. I have enjoyed each class I have taken and found the road to earning my associate’s degree an enriching experience and a wonderful adventure.
 
Cheryl Norton, Gateway Technical College, Administrative Professional
I selected Gateway because I could earn my degree in a shorter amount of time for one-third of the cost of a four-year college. Class sizes are much smaller so it allows you to gain a more effective instructor-student relationship. The opportunities to network with future employers via Gateway Technical College have been outstanding.
 
Roy Metz, Lakeshore Technical College, Accounting
After becoming a dislocated worker, I decided to go back to school to learn a new career. After looking at both a traditional four-year university and a technical college, I decided to enroll at Lakeshore Technical College. LTC offered me many of the things I was looking for when I decided to go back to school, including a wide variety of program to choose from, smaller class sizes and affordable tuition. By enrolling at LTC, I could finish my schooling in a relatively short amount of time compared to the traditional four-year college and still receive a quality education. I also have participated in a student exchange to Germany – something I never thought possible at a technical college.
 
Jacob Weigandt, Madison Area Technical College, Liberal Studies-Transfer Program
I did not do my best in high school and thought my options for higher education were limited. Madison College offered me a second chance; a chance to prove my ability to succeed academically, a chance to refine my educational goals and a chance to achieve them. The choice to enroll in Madison College has opened doors for me to pursue opportunities that I have never imagined would be possible.
 
Ja-Nell Ann Scott, Mid-State Technical College, Automotive Technology
I enrolled at Mid-State Technical College to pursue a career in automotive technology. The dean of my program worked with me, the instructor is supportive of my goals and my classmates accepted me without hesitation. I’m in the Auto Club, which we just started at my campus. I’m so excited about volunteering my time to make it succeed. I’ve gained the knowledge and confidence needed to be successful in my chosen career path. I plan to further my education after graduation from MSTC and enroll at Fox Valley Technical College where I can pursue classes in Motor Sport and Power Sport Technology. I am a woman pursuing a career in a male-dominated field. I’m doing great and I love what I’m doing!
 
David Woolfolk II, Milwaukee Area Technical College, Baking Production & Pastry Arts
I enrolled at Milwaukee Area Technical College in order to receive and gain valuable knowledge in my field. I realized I needed this to get a firm foundation under my feet and it would be a vital link in reaching my personal dream of owning my own bakery.
 
Kristina White, Moraine Park Technical College, Criminal Justice-Corrections
I was faced with many challenges after coming a mother at the age of 15. I made a decision to get my HSED and began searching for colleges. I chose a technical college to help me achieve my career goals because of the flexibility they provide with my class schedules as well as the option to take online classes. Technical college are also more affordable and provide an outstanding level of support to their students. Overall, I believe technical colleges are devoted to helping their students succeed no matter what life situation you are faced with. 
 
Brittany Hazelquist, Nicolet College, Graphic Design
I enrolled at Nicolet for many reasons – they offered my program of choice, graphic design. NATC is close to my home and affordable. Lastly, the degree I’m taking will also transfer if I decide to go to a four-year college and pursue my bachelor’s degree.
 
Oscar Castaneda, Northcentral Technical College, Architecture-Residential Design
Northcentral Technical College provided a wide span of options for me to grow in my educational career and as a person. NTC is known to have a great reputation for quality instruction from professionals who are respected throughout the community. The locale of the campus makes attending very convenient for me.
 
Shane Vaughan, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, Criminal Justice-Corrections
There are many reason why I chose NWTC to start my career. The main reason being I knew the education I would receive would be fantastic. Coming fresh out of high school into a college atmosphere can be touch. Several of my sister’s friends highly recommended NWTC. They were very pleased with their great education. I also did not want to be just a number in a huge lecture hall. The small class sizes are what really sold me I wanted hands-on education and that is what I am receiving.
 
Robert Clark, Southwest Wisconsin Technical College, Business Management
After experiencing a workforce reduction, someone from SWTC spoke to me about the benefits of returning to college to gain a higher education and increase my marketability. I knew that it was my opportunity to take the next step on reaching a goal I have been working towards for years. I like to go out of my way to make people feel like they are more than just a person. SWTC staff have treated my just that way as well.
 
Eduardo Arauz, Waukesha County Technical College, Associate Degree Nursing
The primary reason for attending WCTC is the level of excellent and high standards for which the school is well-known. WCTC nursing students have a reputation for the highest passing rates on the nursing board exam. I believe that a good student who has dedication can excel at WCTC and become successful with a great career.
 
Mao Kong, Western Technical College, Associate Degree Nursing
I have many reasons for enrolling in a technical college. I’m ambitious. I like to challenge myself so that I can build a better future and career. Western Technical College is an excellent college for people with family and financial limits. Western is affordable. The staff and faculty are helpful and open to every student becoming a successful future leader in their community and making a difference in that community. I’m a parent and I want to set a good example for my daughter. Western gas given me a world-class education in my nursing degree and I plan to give back to my community once I graduate.
 
Lisa Egbert, Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College, Medical Administrative Specialist
I enrolled in the Wisconsin Technical College System because I wanted to learn job-specific skills and gain real-life experience performing tasks I will encounter in the workplace. I wanted to learn from instructors who have actually worked in my given field and who can give insight into what types of challenges or obstacles I might encounter and how to overcome them. I felt that a technical college was my most direct path to a successful future.