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For Immediate Release:  March 18, 2013
Contact:   Conor Smyth, 608-266-2991, conor.smyth@wtcsystem.edu


WTCS President to take part in invitation-only
career pathways event at Harvard University

         MADISON – Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) President Morna K. Foy will be at Harvard University this week to take part in an invitation-only gathering of nationally recognized education, business, government, and philanthropy leaders.

         Over the next two days, Creating Pathways to Prosperity conference attendees will participate in a series of workshops organized around the work of creating education and career pathways that combine rigorous academics with strong technical skill instruction. This approach has gained national attention as a means to address skills shortages by making the path to high-skill, high-wage jobs clearer, more accessible, and simpler to navigate.

         "Wisconsin is a recognized leader in creating these pathways, and this is another great opportunity to highlight that leadership, as well as learn from others engaged in this important work," Foy said.

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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.