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Nicolet introduces Launch-A-Biz virtual entrepreneur training program

For any entrepreneurs interested in growing their business, a new program at Nicolet College is ready to offer help. The new Nicolet College Launch-A-Biz virtual entrepreneur training program will help business owners discover the skills and talents needed for business success.The program is designed to help small business owners grow their businesses beyond the first stage level. The program begins with a first-steps session, followed by sessions on determining the feasibility of your business, designing a strategic planning process, creating a business model, and putting it all together in a one-page business plan. 

MATC graphic design grad exemplifies creative, practical education

Community mural artist Tia Richardson not only does beautiful work, but she brings people together to create it. She is a muralist, filmmaker, teacher and entrepreneur, and she exemplifies both the creative and the practical education she received at Milwaukee Area Technical College, according to Laura Bray, vice president of college advancement and external communications at MATC.

Gateway machine tool and supervisory management grad has had stellar career

Charles Helm first started working for Racine-based Motor Specialty Inc. in 1983 as a general laborer. During his 38 years at Motor Specialty, Helm has worked in field setup, machine shop setup and armature setup; as Armature Department Foreman and Armature and Field Department foreman — all before becoming plant manager, vice president of manufacturing and eventually executive vice president.

Virtual concert to highlight Week of the Young Child

Southwest Wisconsin Technical College is celebrating the 50th annual Week of the Young Child April 10-16. Each day that week will include a new theme and special events for the children in the campus child care center. The week will be highlighted with a special virtual concert featuring Miss Carole and Clarence of Macaroni Soup, sponsored by the college’s Early Childhood Education program. Miss Carole and Clarence will perform a sing-along, dance-along virtual concert for families on Tuesday, April 13 at 6 p.m. via Zoom. The link will be posted on the Early Childhood Education webpage: www.swtc.edu/ece and the Southwest Tech Child Care Center Facebook page.

Futuremaker Partner: Market & Johnson

Market & Johnson, the region’s dominant commercial construction company, and Chippewa Valley Technical College have made significant contributions to the area’s growth and development over the years. In many respects, they have done so by working together.

BTC scholarship recipient battled homelessness, aspires to be a cop

When Paola Delgado was in middle school, she decided to have a life-changing conversation with her mother. Delgado, then around age 13, came out as a member of the LGBTQ community. “That didn’t run by her so well,” Delgado said of the conversation. “We just had a lot of fights, and even when I was younger, we just fought a lot. And one day, I was like, ‘Yeah, I’m done.’

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NTC, Wisconsin Automotive Truck Education Association help launch post-pandemic career

Cale Greig always had a passion for cars and when the pandemic derailed his career in the hospitality industry, he traded in for something new.

LTC Sociology instructor receives national recognition

The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) awarded the 2021 Dale P. Parnell Faculty Distinction Recognition to Lakeshore Technical College’s Jeremy Pagel.

FVTC Venture Center helps establishment navigate pandemic

When Pamela Barnes was looking for a location for a wine bar, she thought that the village of Fox Crossing in northeastern Wisconsin was ideal. 

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