Technical colleges keep the state’s hospitals and clinics thriving, manufacturing on the cutting edge, commerce moving, police and fire departments vital, EMTs on the road, farmers producing, power and electricity flowing, and IT online.
Our colleges deliver Wisconsin’s essential, front-line workforce.
Wisconsin’s technical colleges are open doors to a world of opportunity.
A broad mission means there is room for everyone.
Employers looking for talent, or to advance talent.
High school students eager to earn college credit at no cost, or high school grads interested in efficient, affordable, transferable postsecondary education.
Veterans with an interest in re-skilling or earning a credential.
Adults who need to work while they plan and pursue their next career, or who need to improve their academic or English Language skills to progress.
Workers who want to take advantage of an “earn while you learn” apprenticeship.
Incarcerated or formerly incarcerated individuals ready to start a new life of prosperity and promise.
of graduates are employed in a job related to their education
Wisconsin's technical colleges deliver thousands of skilled graduates each year.
Thousands of technical college graduates and apprentices start prosperous careers each year that keep Wisconsin employers competing and communities thriving, with thousands more continuing their education in pursuit of a four-year degree.
of graduates were satisfied or very satisfied with their technical college education
Over more than 100 years, Wisconsin’s technical colleges have become uniquely versatile, vital members of the communities they serve.
Our colleges have made themselves invaluable over time, to students and to the employers and communities they serve. Graduates, apprentices, learning in service of the community and so much more.
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of technical college graduates live and work in Wisconsin
WTCS Ambassador Program
The WTCS Ambassador program annually recognizes one student from each tech college and engages those students in a leadership development program.
Organizing technical college offerings and services within guided Career Pathways leads to learner success and creates a reliable talent pipeline for Wisconsin employers.
Commitment to Progress
WTCS commits to creating safe spaces for students and staff and pathways to prosperity for all, and to preparing law enforcement officers for a complex job.
WTCS Student Success Center
Through the Student Success Center, Wisconsin’s technical colleges learn from – and build on – outstanding work at peer institutions, improving student outcomes.
State law requires WTCS to maintain a distinct formula for allocating a portion of general state aid to technical colleges, linking outcomes to investments.
2023-25 Biennial Budget Request
Investment will allow WTCS colleges to expand upon proven strategies to deliver quality education and training to build the skilled talent pool for Wisconsin's employers, increase affordability for students, and support innovation.
COVID-19 System Updates
WTCS operations and service to tech colleges, partners and the public remain at full capacity. Access updates on System Office operations here.
5-Year Graduate Follow-Up
Five years after graduation, Wisconsin technical college graduates are essential workers and leaders in the communities they serve.
The technical colleges surveyed nearly 26,000 2013-14 technical college graduates, with more than 6,300 responding.
Read the publication online here or download using the links below.
WTCS Board Re-elects Officers
The Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) Board re-elected its officers at the July 13 Board meeting hosted by Western Technical College in La Crosse.
Statement from System President Foy on Governor Evers’ investment in Fox Valley Technical College’s workforce innovation
The Wisconsin Technical College System thanks Governor Evers, Secretary Hughes and Secretary Pechacek for the $3.5 million investment in workforce innovation at Fox Valley Technical College (FVTC) through a partnership with Goodwill Industries of North Central Wisconsin. WTCS colleges work closely with community-based organizations and employers in their areas to determine employer needs and provide a highly skilled workforce.
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