Scholars and Leaders
In April 2018, one student from each of Wisconsin's 16 technical colleges was recognized at a formal banquet generously sponsored by long-time tech college partner and champion Baird, an international, employee-owned financial services firm with headquarters in Milwaukee and offices throughout Wisconsin.
These students will serve as WTCS State Ambassadors for the coming year. After a day of leadership training for the new Ambassadors, the students, their families, college advisors and leaders, and other guests gathered for a banquet and heard first-hand about the students' stories of determination, perseverance and ultimate success.
The objectives of the WTCS State Ambassador program are to:
develop greater public awareness and appreciation for the high quality system of technical education that contributes to both the state's economy and its ctitizens by providing technical education;
generate greater public respect and a more positive image for the leadership abilities, outstanding achievements and contributions to our society of those who work with both hands and minds;
foster business, labor and community involvement in technical education and in this program;
spotlight the role and importance of technical education in our modern society;
recognize students who excel in learning a gainful skill;
stimulate greater pride in quality work; and
emphasize the dignity of work.
Hear 2017 WTCS Ambassador Shannon Schultz share his journey through Fox Valley Technical College.
Listen to 2017 State Ambassador Amanda Coughlin talk about her experiences at Western Technical College
Watch 2017 WTCS State Ambassador Brandon Roberson's story of success at Mid-State Technical College
Hear 2016 WTCS State Ambassador Tanya Kranski speak about her experience attending Northcentral Technical College.
Hear 2016 WTCS State Ambassador Katie Bautista recount her experiences attending Blackhawk Technical College
Hear 2016 WTCS State Ambassador Richard Faith talk about his experiences attending Waukesha County Technical College
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Additional conversations with 2015 Ambassadors can be viewed here.