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The Wisconsin Technical College System is focused on a number of priorities to advance its Mission and Vision, creating a culture of collaboration in its work with internal and external partners.

WTCS Ambassador Program

2021 WTCS Ambassador Group

The WTCS Ambassador program annually recognizes one student from each tech college and engages those students in a leadership development program.

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Career Pathways

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Organizing technical college offerings and services within guided Career Pathways leads to learner success and creates a reliable talent pipeline for Wisconsin employers.

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WTCS Student Success Center

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Through the Student Success Center, Wisconsin’s technical colleges learn from – and build on – outstanding work at peer institutions, improving student outcomes.

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Commitment to Progress

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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.

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2021-23 Biennial Budget Request

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Investment will allow 2,000 additional individuals each year to earn a short-term credential in healthcare, protective services, manufacturing, IT and other essential sectors.

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Outcomes-Based Funding

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State law requires WTCS to maintain a distinct formula for allocating a portion of general state aid to technical colleges, linking outcomes to investments.

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COVID-19 System Updates

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WTCS operations and service to tech colleges, partners and the public remain at full capacity as staff work remotely. Work with Public Health agencies is ongoing.

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COVID-19 College Updates

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As community-responsive, local units of government, tech colleges consult with local Public Health officials. Access real-time updates on college operations here.

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National Ag Day

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Agriculture is a major economic driver for the state of Wisconsin, contributing an estimated $104.8 billion annually to the state's economy. The sector also provides hundreds of thousands of great careers in every region of the state - 435,700 jobs, or 11.8% of the state’s employment, in food production and processing.

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WTCS Board elects officers for 2021-22

Rhinelander, WI – During a meeting hosted by Nicolet College in Rhinelander, the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) Board elected new Board officers.

WTCS President Foy statement on Joint Finance action on 2021-23 biennial budget

Yesterday’s action by the Legislature’s Joint Committee on Finance, investing $9 million in new funding in the System over the next two years, was an important affirmation of the WTCS Board’s strategic directions.

Technical colleges recognize, celebrate agriculture industry

MADISON – The Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) is celebrating “National Ag Day” with a week-long social media campaign recognizing the state’s vital, resilient ag sector. WTCS has recognized National Ag Day, which falls on March 23 this year, since 2014.