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CVTC names Beaton-Garcia new president

Chippewa Valley Technical College is announcing its selection of its next president. Thursday, CVTC announced that Dr. Sunem Beaton-Garcia, who will be the first woman and first Latina to be CVTC’s president, will begin her term on July 1.

How the WTCS is Strengthening Wisconsin's Economy

Technical and community colleges are vital to our economic prosperity. They provide skills-based training for students to enter high-demand careers, a pipeline of talent to our businesses, and a resource for reskilling our workforce.

WTCS-in-Brief 05.04.2021

2021 WTCS Ambassador Hannah Masters, a SWTC Criminal Justice student, uses emergency training
BTC English Language Learner Program opening doors
Southwest Tech student serves her community as EMT following tragedy
MATC Criminal Justice students goes inside Milwaukee Police Department's Citizen Academy

WCTC experiencing heavier demand for culinary students and graduates

Although economic activity is trending back towards pre-pandemic levels and COVID-19 cases remain low, some sectors remain more hamstrung  than others. One in particular continues to struggle despite consumer enthusiasm: restaurants. “The industry is at a standstill,” said Fishbones
Cajun & Creole Restaurant General Manager Silver Mitchell. “Not a single person around here can hire new employees because there’s nobody applying.”

FVTC works with Menominee Nation to reforest parts of Wisconsin

As part of a continuing celebration of Earth Day and Arbor Day, the Menominee Nation is giving away thousands of trees to school communities across Wisconsin to help reforest parts of the state.

Masters uses emergency training in life-threatening situation

When faced with a life-threatening situation, people have varying reactions. For Hannah Masters, a Criminal Justice student and employee with the Campus Security Program at Southwest Wisconsin Technical College, she was faced with such a scenario recently. A Kendall, Wisconsin native, Masters was visiting her family during spring break when she was called into action. While driving in a rural area near her home with her boyfriend and her brother, a man ran into the road and flagged down the vehicle. As Masters explains it, the man was panicked and describing that his wife was choking. Her training as part of the Criminal Justice program, as well as the Campus Security Program, kicked in. She instructed her brother to call 911 immediately and she expected to use CPR for the first time momentarily. She was CPR certified as part of the Campus Security Program training.

NTC offers new scholarship for young women leaders

A new scholarship at Northcentral Technical College is aiming to encourage women to pursue leadership roles. The Charmaine Whitburn Women's Leadership Scholarship will provide at $1,500 dollar scholarship to a full time student out of the Merrill School District.

Madison College Paramedic Academy students pass key benchmarks

Since August, through Madison College lectures, labs, clinicals, and real-life calls, Tasha Kirch and nine other classmates have been pursuing their dream of becoming paramedics through the Madison College Paramedic Academy. In Tasha’s case, it was a dream to serve inspired by a nightmare in her neighborhood when Tasha was just 9. A girl her age and four other children died in a fire across the street from Tasha’s apartment. She said, “I lived at Somerset Circle in 1990 when that big fire happened. I think that’s kind of what got me going on this path "

Peterson Named MPTC Distinguished Alumnus

Moraine Park Technical College has named Stephen Peterson, of Fond du Lac, as the 2021 Distinguished Alumnus.

MATC Criminal Justice students goes inside Milwaukee Police Department's Citizen Academy

Take an inside look at the Milwaukee Police Department’s Citizen Academy program. The MPD, like many other agencies, have been hosting citizen academies for quite some time.

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