Northeast Wisconsin Technical College hosted one of it annual alumni awards ceremony, Tuesday night, to recognize the outstanding achievements of recent graduates who are making a difference in the community. The awards are aimed at highlighting alums early in their careers as well as recognizing a local business who has been dedicated to education within the technical field.
Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC) is wrapping up the construction of a new police training building, which will include classrooms and a new indoor shooting range, and Fletcher Arms will soon be taking over WCTC’s old shooting range at the Pewaukee Campus.
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Employ Milwaukee Inc. was awarded a $5.3 million grant from the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development to launch an initiative aimed at connecting traditionally underserved groups to jobs. The grant will support the Milwaukee workforce development board’s new Skillful Transitions program, which is expected to serve 500 participants. The program will provide individualized assessment of skills, experience and job readiness, and will be coupled with the organization’s CareerWork$ job readiness training and paid work experience program.
On one hoist is a car that just got a new engine. On another, the back brakes are being replaced. Fox is an automotive technician and shop foreman with Bergstrom Automotive’s Hundai-Mazada-Mitsubishi dealership in Appleton. “There’s never the same thing day in and day out, so there’s always a new challenge,” Fox said when asked about his job. “You get to return cars to people that were previously broken in good order, so they’re happy.” And that makes him happy. “I have a lot of satisfaction knowing that every day that I go home I fixed somebody’s problem and I helped someone,” Fox said.
Blackhawk Technical College’s newest, referendum approved training facility, is complete. BTC Director of Marketing and Communications Liz Paulsen says the fire training tower is four stories tall and built out of shipping containers.
Madison College helped honor local veterans Thursday with a ceremony led by the school’s Native American Student Association. The ceremony was about recognizing veterans in a way that built on a long tradition of honoring warriors and showcased native culture.
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When Rich Barnhouse, Ph.D., began his role as president of Waukesha County Technical College in January, he made a promise to get out into the community to meet with local leaders of business and industry. Since then, he has visited more than 35 local manufacturers to check out their operations, learn more about the products they make and see how the College can better prepare students for jobs at their companies.