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For Immediate Release:  February 14, 2013
Contact:   Conor Smyth, 608-266-2991, conor.smyth@wtcsystem.edu
               Kyle Schwarm, 608-266-0050, kyle.schwarm@wtcsystem.edu


Legislators, public invited to tech college student
showcase in Capitol Rotunda next week

         MADISON – Legislators and other guests have been invited to attend a showcase of service learning and entrepreneurship projects involving more than 100 Wisconsin technical college students from across the state on Tuesday, Feb. 19 in the State Capitol Rotunda.

         The Celebration of Student Engagement will include project displays from all 16 technical colleges. Technical college courses routinely combine traditional learning with community service, outreach, and entrepreneurship. Project displays will highlight industry sectors like advanced manufacturing, agriscience technology, and interactive media, and innovative approaches to addressing community issues like senior health care and homelessness.

         "I am constantly amazed by the energy and passion of our students," said Morna Foy, president of the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS). "They always find creative ways to give back to the communities in which they live and will soon launch careers," Foy stated.

         Students will be displaying projects from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Foy will address students and attendees at 12:30 p.m. Legislators, news media and the public are invited to attend and learn more about how technical college students serve Wisconsin communities before and after graduation.

About the System:
The Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) offers more than 300 programs awarding two-year associate degrees, one- and two-year technical diplomas and short-term technical diplomas and certificates. In addition, the System is the major provider of customized training and technical assistance to Wisconsin’s business and industry community. Nearly 370,000 individuals access the technical colleges for education and training each year.

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