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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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WTCS-in-Brief 10.12.2021

October is Manufacturing Month
CVTC encourages careers in manufacturing with open house event
Gateway holds Women in Manufacturing Forum
Western’s “Operation Next” to help military members transition to manufacturing careers

WTCS-in-Brief 10.05.21

Research Brief: WTCS colleges “moved rapidly” in response to COVID-19
WTCS Education Director published
MATC bilingual programs knock down barriers: “I really see no better place”
Northwood Tech 2021 WTCS Ambassador highlights career change potential

WTCS-in-Brief 09.28.2021

WTCS Fire Service Education & Training Director named President of NAFTD
Early Childcare Educator Apprenticeship comes online
New credit transfer agreement to benefit Wisconsin students

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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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