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Survey: 37% of Madison College students experience food insecurity

Survey: 37% of Madison College students experience food insecurity | Technical College and Technical Education News | Scoop.it

"Madison Area Technical College is working to fight student hunger after a recent survey showed more than one-third of the student population is skipping meals because they can't afford food."

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The new job for life: Learning

The new job for life: Learning | Technical College and Technical Education News | Scoop.it

"Middle-skill jobs, which require more than a high school diploma but less than a bachelor’s degree — in computer technology, health care, construction, advanced manufacturing and other fields — account for 54 percent of the labor market, but only 44 percent of the nation’s workers are sufficiently trained to middle-skill level."

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Ribbon Cutting and Open House at Milwaukee Area Technical College on Oct. 17 to Spotlight New CNC Swiss Machinery and Expanded Instructional Capacity

Ribbon Cutting and Open House at Milwaukee Area Technical College on Oct. 17 to Spotlight New CNC Swiss Machinery and Expanded Instructional Capacity | Technical College and Technical Education News | Scoop.it

"MATC recently added new state-of-the art equipment to enhance training for its CNC (computer numerical control) Swiss machine tool operations course students. Six new Tsugami precision machine tools were purchased and installed at the school's Downtown Milwaukee Campus in recent months."

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Nursing jobs in the U.S. are growing

Nursing jobs in the U.S. are growing | Technical College and Technical Education News | Scoop.it
Registered nurses will make up 3% of all job growth in the U.S. over the next five years.
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RCHS students get dirty – without leaving the classroom

RCHS students get dirty – without leaving the classroom | Technical College and Technical Education News | Scoop.it

"Students at Rapid City High School had an opportunity to get a taste of work in the construction industry with heavy equipment simulators provided by Associated General Contractors of Rapid City."

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Inspire 7 Rivers initiative connects high school students with Western Wisconsin employers

Inspire 7 Rivers initiative connects high school students with Western Wisconsin employers | Technical College and Technical Education News | Scoop.it

"A new program is giving area high school students a head start on their post-graduation job searches, offering both online and in-person connections with potential employers."

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Green Bay area middle and high school students learn basics of welding and manufacturing industry at NWTC camp

Green Bay area middle and high school students learn basics of welding and manufacturing industry at NWTC camp | Technical College and Technical Education News | Scoop.it

"A group of Green Bay area middle and high school students got some hands on experience with welding, through a summer camp at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College."

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What Is Career and Technical Education, Anyway?

What Is Career and Technical Education, Anyway? | Technical College and Technical Education News | Scoop.it

"How is career and technical education different from vocational education? In some ways, it’s not that different. In many high schools, you can still find the same voc-ed classes that existed half a century ago. They prepare students for jobs that don’t typically require college degrees, such as child care, welding, cosmetology, or plumbing.

 

"But in important ways, CTE is very different than your grandfather’s voc ed. Many programs now focus on areas typically associated with associate or bachelor’s degrees, such as engineering or business. Because career-tech-ed classes of all kinds are increasingly seen as roads to additional study after high school, they are meant to be more academically rigorous than those of a previous generation."

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Anticipating automation, states are retooling apprenticeships, education

Anticipating automation, states are retooling apprenticeships, education | Technical College and Technical Education News | Scoop.it

"States are working to better align education and apprenticeships with the needs of the private sector."

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Expanded program at Chippewa Valley Technical College draws future industrial mechanics

Expanded program at Chippewa Valley Technical College draws future industrial mechanics | Technical College and Technical Education News | Scoop.it

"CVTC is taking the lead in a $5 million Department of Labor TechHire Partnership grant to be shared with other technical colleges to prepare young adults for well-paying, high-growth jobs in the advanced manufacturing, information technology and broadband industries. CVTC’s $1.7 million local share was to be spent over four years to enhance the Industrial Mechanic program."

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Harley-Davidson signs 4 MPS Bradley Tech students as youth apprentices

Harley-Davidson signs 4 MPS Bradley Tech students as youth apprentices | Technical College and Technical Education News | Scoop.it

"The new collaboration with MPS and MATC aims to train a new generation of workers and create opportunities for Milwaukee teens."

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Google is working with community colleges to train future IT professionals

Google is working with community colleges to train future IT professionals | Technical College and Technical Education News | Scoop.it

"The IT Support Professional Certificate is coming to over 25 community colleges."

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Pay Tuition Once, Attend Classes Forever

Pay Tuition Once, Attend Classes Forever | Technical College and Technical Education News | Scoop.it

"Some colleges in the United States are already preparing for this age of perpetual education, including the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. The Ann Arbor school launched a scholarship program that pays for graduates to take classes there forever, and the number of students is slowly growing."

 

“What is now true for a Michigan Ross student is your tuition is an upfront subscription, and that subscription happens to be for life,” said Scott DeRue, the school’s dean.

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Chippewa Valley Technical College, UW-Eau Claire reach admissions agreement

Chippewa Valley Technical College, UW-Eau Claire reach admissions agreement | Technical College and Technical Education News | Scoop.it

"Students who earn an associate degree through Chippewa Valley Technical College’s accounting program will now be guaranteed admission to UW-Eau Claire’s accounting or business finance programs. All of the credits earned will transfer."

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Today's college students aren't who you think they are

Today's college students aren't who you think they are | Technical College and Technical Education News | Scoop.it

"College students aren't what they used to be. Here's a snapshot of the 17 million Americans enrolled in undergraduate higher education, according to numbers culled by the National Center for Education Statistics:

  • 1 in 5 is at least 30 years old
  • About half are financially independent from their parents
  • 1 in 4 is caring for a child
  • 47 percent go to school part time at some point
  • A quarter take a year off before starting school
  • 2 out of 5 attend a two-year community college
  • 44 percent have parents who never completed a bachelor's degree."
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Forsyth Tech Shows How Community Colleges Can Help Middle Class

Forsyth Tech Shows How Community Colleges Can Help Middle Class | Technical College and Technical Education News | Scoop.it

"Partnerships between schools and employers can better train students for available jobs. Just take a look at Forsyth Tech."

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Western Technical College culinary students learn about sustainable cooking

Western Technical College culinary students learn about sustainable cooking | Technical College and Technical Education News | Scoop.it

"Starting this fall, Western’s Culinary Management program is offering a one-credit Sustainable Food Communities course. The class brings in speakers to talk about ways to conserve, reduce, or reuse items in the food development process. Whether it’s the concept of farm-to-table foods or using environmentally-friendly cleaning supplies after cooking, the class is reshaping how Western’s culinary students see and use their food."

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Beaver Dam schools get sweet corn fresh from the farm

Beaver Dam schools get sweet corn fresh from the farm | Technical College and Technical Education News | Scoop.it

"There might not be a sweeter way for students to end the first week of school at Beaver Dam High School and Middle School than enjoying an ear of corn."

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Career and Technical Education: Explore the Possibilities

Career and Technical Education: Explore the Possibilities | Technical College and Technical Education News | Scoop.it

"A new video from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction features Wisconsin students explaining the opportunities they were afforded through Career and Technical Education (CTE), offering families and students an introduction to the benefits of CTE. From relevant technical classes to work-based learning, students talk about earning high school credit, building leadership and professional skills, and gaining valuable work experience."

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Gateway Technical College beginning Foxconn-targeted associate degree programs

Gateway Technical College beginning Foxconn-targeted associate degree programs | Technical College and Technical Education News | Scoop.it

"The programs, advanced manufacturing and supply chain management, will offer associate degrees in both disciplines."

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Teacher training program to address tech ed teacher shortage in north-central Wisconsin

Teacher training program to address tech ed teacher shortage in north-central Wisconsin | Technical College and Technical Education News | Scoop.it

"A new teacher training program in north-central Wisconsin aims to address a shortage of technology education teachers. Graduates would be equipped to teach a wide range of disciplines including construction, electronics and engineering in K-12."

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Changing times, changing education, increasing enrollment: The state of Blackhawk Technical College

Changing times, changing education, increasing enrollment: The state of Blackhawk Technical College | Technical College and Technical Education News | Scoop.it
Blackhawk Technical College's enrollment is up slightly but it still faces challenges.
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Ashley Furniture a 'Futuremaker Partner' for Western Tech

Ashley Furniture a 'Futuremaker Partner' for Western Tech | Technical College and Technical Education News | Scoop.it

"The Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) and Western Technical College honored Ashley Furniture Industries, which has provided leading support for equipment and facilities modernization for the college's manufacturing programs."

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Scholarships proposed for Blackhawk Technical College nursing program

Scholarships proposed for Blackhawk Technical College nursing program | Technical College and Technical Education News | Scoop.it

"The Parker Foundation has proposed a gift that would create a fund of up to $1 million to support scholarships for Blackhawk Technical College nursing program students."

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Purdue is trying to upend the traditional high school model. Here’s what it looks like

Purdue is trying to upend the traditional high school model. Here’s what it looks like | Technical College and Technical Education News | Scoop.it

"The founders of Purdue Polytechnic - which is part of Indianapolis Public Schools - are aiming to redesign high school with the ultimate, ambitious goal of creating a school that will prepare more students for degrees in science, technology, math, and engineering — particularly students of color and those from low-income families."

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