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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.


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students enroll each year


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of technical college graduates are employed within 6 months of graduation


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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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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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Dia Thao: A Story of Financial Success

Dia Thao is a student in the Small Business Entrepreneurship program with hopes of one day opening her own salon. She has also benefited from the services of the Financial Wellness Center and financial counselor Diane Drew.

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Farm Tech Days: 52K farmers, families, neighbors takes a look at agriculture’s past, present and future
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Gateway’s solid training, scholarship program help student succeed and enter career quickly

Sam Pittsenbarger said going to college had always been in his plans. He also knew he wanted to enter a career that combined his love of a hands-on environment with being a problem-solver, and he felt that becoming a vehicle technician was a good fit for him. Gateway Technical College helped Sam to do that — in more ways than one.

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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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