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WTCS publications provide useful information about the System, including consistently positive outcomes for students and employer partners.

We publish a variety of reports, some annually and others periodically. These reports range from providing basic facts about our colleges, students and programs (WTCS Fact Book) to providing detailed outcomes information that demonstrates the vital role Wisconsin's technical colleges play in Wisconsin communities and the state's economy (Graduate Outcomes, Five-Year Graduate Follow-up, Employer Satisfaction, Apprenticeship Completion, Dual Credit and Credit Transfer).

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2020 WTCS Graduate Outcomes THUMB

Graduate Outcomes

Employment outcomes for Associate Degree and Technical Diploma graduates

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2020 WTCS 5 Year Follow Up THUMB

5-Year Graduate Follow-Up

Employment outcomes and career advancement for technical college graduates five years post-graduation

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2018 19 WTCS Apprenticeship Completion THUMB

Apprenticeship Completion

Employment outcomes for registered Apprentices receiving instruction through a Wisconsin technical college

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2018 WTCS Employer Satisfaction THUMB

Employer Satisfaction

WTCS surveys the employers that hire our grads, who evaluate technical college programs and graduates’ skills

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Guidebook

A comprehensive guide to Wisconsin's technical colleges and the more than 500 relevant, affordable, employment-focused programs they offer

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Parents Guide

You want the best for your child, especially when it comes to important decisions about the future. With the choice to attend a Wisconsin technical college comes assurance of outstanding educational and social opportunities.

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Workforce Advancement Training (WAT) Grants

Workforce Advancement Training (WAT) grants can help offset your customized training costs. Working with your local technical college, you can explore whether a WAT grant may work to meet your training needs.

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November 2020 WTCS Dual Credit OnePager THUMB

Dual Credit

Overview of Wisconsin high school students earning dual credits from technical colleges, number of credits earned, and the value of those credits

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2018 19 WTCS TransferReport THUMB

Credit Transfer

Summary of credits transferred to Wisconsin technical colleges, as well as from technical colleges to our many four-year colleges and university partners

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2021 2025 WTCS Strategic Directions THUMB

Strategic Directions

Mission, Vision, Values, Directions and Goals for the Wisconsin Technical College System

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2018 System wide Equity Report THUMB

System-wide Equity Report

A 2018 analysis of student outcomes, based on race and ethnicity, and of technical college employment trends

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2019 20 WTCS Factbook StudentData THUMB

Fact Book: Student Data

Trend data for enrollments, demographics, outcomes and customized instruction and technical assistance for employers

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2019 20 WTCS FactBook Financial Data THUMB

Fact Book: Financial Data

The WTCS Fact Book: Financial Data details costs, revenues, and other financial data for Wisconsin's 16 public, two-year technical colleges.

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2020 Using OER to Re Open Education THUMB

Open Educational Resources (OER)

A guide for technical college faculty, staff and leaders to use OER to reduce students' textbook costs and promote inclusion.

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2017 19 WTCS Biennial Report THUMB

Biennial Report

Report to the Wisconsin Legislature, detailing the System's structure and outcomes for the most recent biennium

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Justice-Involved Information

The Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) delivers high-quality educational opportunities for justice-involved individuals, leading to sustainable income and postsecondary pathways that support lifelong learning. “Justice-involved” individuals have had interactions with the criminal justice system but can continue to participate in and benefit from formal education and training.

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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.