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About

The Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) is the coordinating and oversight body for Wisconsin’s 16 public, two-year technical colleges that prepare students to thrive in the face of rapid changes in the workplace, creating economic vitality for individuals, employers and communities throughout the state.

Students

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250000

students enroll each year

Graduates

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93%

of technical college graduates are employed within 6 months of graduation

Employers

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98%

of employers surveyed said a local technical college was important to the overall success of their business

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Mission, Vision and Values

Learn what drives the Wisconsin Technical College System

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History

Since 1911, the Wisconsin Technical College System does more than meet the current job needs of our community and our students. We assess current workforce trends and keep the pulse of our employers to develop our students’ skills for the jobs of tomorrow.

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Five colleges receive Workforce Innovation Grants
NTC partners with Hmong American Center to award first responder scholarship
Gateway IT student credits instructors with helping her through a successful career change
Blackhawk's Rock Externship Program matches educators with companies to shadow specific occupations

Statement from System President Foy on Governor Evers’ investment in Southwest Tech's workforce innovation

The Wisconsin Technical College System thanks Governor Evers, Secretary Hughes and Secretary Pechacek for the $2.9 million investment in workforce innovation at Southwest Wisconsin Technical College. WTCS colleges continually work to directly address the needs of employers in their communities by providing a highly skilled workforce.

Statement from System President on Governor Evers’ investment in WTCS colleges' workforce innovation

The Wisconsin Technical College System thanks Governor Evers, Secretary Hughes and Secretary Pechacek for the $16.5 million investment in workforce innovation happening at Lakeshore Technical College, Northcentral Technical College, Nicolet College and Northwood Technical College. Our colleges work closely with the employers in their communities to provide a highly skilled workforce, adept in specific areas of expertise needed by local employers.

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System Office

The Wisconsin Technical College System Office (System Office) is the administrative and coordinating agency of the WTCS Board. It helps ensure quality, accountability and efficiency.

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District Boards

WTCS operates under a shared governance model, with responsibility for operations and oversight shared by the WTCS Board (System Board) and 16 District Boards.

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Fact Book: Student Data

The WTCS Fact Book: Student Data includes information about headcount and Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) student enrollments, program and apprenticeship outcomes information, and student demographic data.

Read the publication online here or download using the links below.

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