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For Immediate Release:  February 6, 2014
Contact:   Conor Smyth, 608-220-1553,

Tech colleges convene to focus on best practices, strategic priorities

         MADISON – Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) president Morna Foy is addressing 250 leaders from across the System in Wausau this morning. The leaders are gathered for the WTCS Collaborative College Connections, or "C3," conference.

         Attendees – with expertise in curriculum development, instruction, student and employer services, finance and other areas – have gathered to share innovative projects and practices focused on achieving the System’s strategic priorities in the areas of student success and workforce preparation. They will also hear from national education and workforce development experts, including Garrett Groves of the National Governor’s Association and Bill Symonds, formerly a Senior Fellow at Harvard University and co-founder of the Pathways to Prosperity Project.

         "This is the type of shared learning opportunity that positions us to build on our sustained record of student success," said WTCS President Morna Foy. "We know that the success of our students helps drive Wisconsin’s economic competitiveness and expansion."

         The C3 conference takes place today and tomorrow on the campus of Northcentral Technical College in Wausau. Session topics include best practices in connecting K-12 to postsecondary opportunities, using data to drive performance, creating pathways to success in advanced manufacturing, and faculty development for 21st century higher education.

         "We’re proud of our success, but we’re not satisfied with it," said Drew Petersen, WTCS Board President. "This is another example of how our collaborative culture ensures that we learn from each other in the shared pursuit of delivering high-value outcomes for our students and employer partners."


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 business solutions and technical assistance to Wisconsin employers. More than 340,000 individuals access the technical colleges for education and training each year.