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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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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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2021-22 WTCS Apprenticeship Completion

Apprenticeship Completion

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

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Employer Satisfaction

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

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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. When your child attends a Wisconsin technical college, be assured they will have 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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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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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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Strategic Directions

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

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System-wide Equity Report

A 2021 analysis of student outcomes and staff diversity, based on race and ethnicity, and of technical college employment trends.

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Fact Book: Student Data

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

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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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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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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 delivers high-quality educational opportunities for justice-involved individuals, leading to sustainable income and postsecondary pathways that support lifelong learning.

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Action Research

To inform education practices and policies, the WTCS institutional research team conducts action research projects. An action research project analyzes a specific question (or set of questions) to provide insight that is actionable for improving student success and closing student equity gaps.

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Strengthening Career and Technical Education in the 21st Century Act

The Strengthening Career and Technical Education in the 21st Century Act is a federal grant program that invests in both secondary and postsecondary career and technical education (CTE).

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WTCS Board Announces Finalists for System President Position

The Wisconsin Technical College System Board today announced its finalists for the WTCS president position. The finalists are Robert Griggs and Layla Merrifield.

Skills Boost: WTCS Apprentices Receive $1.6M in Scholarships from Ascendium

Ascendium is pleased to announce 801 construction and industrial apprentices in the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) have been selected to receive a $2,000 Tools of the Trade scholarship this year. In its eleventh year, Ascendium’s Tools of the Trade Scholarship Program provides funding to apprentices for expenses related to their training, including the purchase of tools, equipment and clothing, tuition, and more. To date, the program has provided over $5 million in scholarships to just over 3,500 apprentices statewide.

WTCS Board Chair Announces Search Committee for System President

Wisconsin Technical College System Board Chair S. Mark Tyler today announced his appointments to the WTCS president search committee. Those members include WTCS Board members as well as representatives from college Board and leadership teams: