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Gateway Technical College To Provide Training with $100K from Metallica Foundation

Gateway Technical College To Provide Training with $100K from Metallica Foundation | Technical College and Technical Education News | Scoop.it

"With help from the heavy metal band Metallica, Gateway Technical College in Racine-Kenosha is set to provide working students with telecommunications training that will fit into their busy schedules.

 

 

"Gateway is one of 10 community colleges across the country chosen through a competitive proposal process to receive $100,000 to support students training to enter the telecommunications workforce. The All Within My Hands Foundation was founded in 2017, so these students will become the first cohort of Metallica Scholars."

 
 
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Modernizing Career and Technical Education

Modernizing Career and Technical Education | Technical College and Technical Education News | Scoop.it

"As jobs increasingly require new skills, high schools revive programs that help students explore careers in the course of their studies."

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All middle-schoolers in this Ohio district study robotics

All middle-schoolers in this Ohio district study robotics | Technical College and Technical Education News | Scoop.it

"Students in seventh and eighth grade are required to take the class. The students build and design the robots and program them to perform different tasks."

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Agriculture Students Harness Innovation

Agriculture Students Harness Innovation | Technical College and Technical Education News | Scoop.it

"If you haven’t visited a high school agriculture classroom lately, you may be surprised to see students immersed in cutting-edge fields like data science, biotechnology, robotics, and genetics. Instruction in many ag classes has changed in recent years to emphasize inquiry, project-based learning, and technology integration—all part of a national movement to prepare the next generation to feed a hungry planet."

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Proving its value: Scholarship links Blackhawk Technical College nursing program and local economy

Proving its value: Scholarship links Blackhawk Technical College nursing program and local economy | Technical College and Technical Education News | Scoop.it

"Blackhawk Technical College's highly rated nursing program is getting an boost from a newly established scholarship fund, and the community is getting a boost from its graduates."

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New data: Online enrollments grow, and share of overall enrollment grows faster

New data: Online enrollments grow, and share of overall enrollment grows faster | Technical College and Technical Education News | Scoop.it

"Number and proportion of college and university students taking classes online grew solidly in 2017, as overall postsecondary enrollments fell. A third of all students now take at least one online course."

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Blue-collar jobs are booming - just not for women

Blue-collar jobs are booming - just not for women | Technical College and Technical Education News | Scoop.it

"A new report from Georgetown University found there are now about 13 million jobs nationwide that require only a high school diploma and pay at least $35,000 annually, a higher wage than most entry-level service roles. Three-quarters of them, however, belong to men."

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Blackhawk Tech buys 31 acres for vehicle training course

Blackhawk Tech buys 31 acres for vehicle training course | Technical College and Technical Education News | Scoop.it

"A 31-acre farm field near Blackhawk Technical College could be transformed into a training course for drivers of trucks, buses, police cars and fire engines. The Blackhawk Technical College Board approved spending $610,000 to buy 34.8 acres adjacent to the college. If everything goes as planned, the college hopes to build an emergency vehicle operators course."

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Convincing students that learning blue-collar job skills will pay off

Convincing students that learning blue-collar job skills will pay off | Technical College and Technical Education News | Scoop.it

This article from the Hechinger Report is about a focus on job training in the Janesville School District. It features two WEAC Region 6 members: Parker High School teachers Bob Getka and John Zimmerman.

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Career 'Pathways' program allows students to ask questions of local professional

Career 'Pathways' program allows students to ask questions of local professional | Technical College and Technical Education News | Scoop.it

"About a dozen community members took part in 'Food Matters,' which allowed La Follette ninth graders to ask questions in informal, small groups in the school library."

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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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State funding is the impetus for high school welding program at Gateway

State funding is the impetus for high school welding program at Gateway | Technical College and Technical Education News | Scoop.it

"Thirty-four southeast Wisconsin teens will soon have the opportunity to learn the trade of welding before they even graduate high school. Students from high schools in Gateway Technical College’s district will soon be able to enroll in a Welding Academy project, through which they can earn up to 17 college credits toward a welding-maintenance and fabrication technical diploma during their high school years. They will also be able to qualify for a welding youth apprenticeship."

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Madison College to implement new textbook rental program, slashing costs for students

Madison College to implement new textbook rental program, slashing costs for students | Technical College and Technical Education News | Scoop.it

Students would say "Yeah, if I could save about $300 on my textbooks this semester, I would be able to eat breakfast everyday," said Madison College student Tina Marshalek

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Beaver Dam High School students focus on future engineering endeavors

Beaver Dam High School students focus on future engineering endeavors | Technical College and Technical Education News | Scoop.it

"A new program at Beaver Dam High School is giving students a detailed look into engineering processes that may give some of them a leg up when they enter advance schooling."

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‘We’re trying to build a pipeline:’ Largest-ever gift to Literacy Network will help send students to Madison College

‘We’re trying to build a pipeline:’ Largest-ever gift to Literacy Network will help send students to Madison College | Technical College and Technical Education News | Scoop.it

"The Literacy Network announced that the Oscar Rennebohm Foundation has granted $300,000 over three years to expand classes and support services for adults looking to study at Madison College. That will help more non-native speakers earn degrees."

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Western Technical College grant seeks to expand advanced manufacturing careers

Western Technical College grant seeks to expand advanced manufacturing careers | Technical College and Technical Education News | Scoop.it

"The grant, in addition to a recent donation of robotics equipment from Ashley Furniture, has allowed Western to develop new courses in automation and mechatronics, with an emphasis on work-based learning and industry partnership — including leveraging experts in the field to deliver college-level courses to high school students."

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Ag Explorer Virtual Field Trips allow career exploration

Ag Explorer Virtual Field Trips allow career exploration | Technical College and Technical Education News | Scoop.it

"Taking students beyond their classroom’s walls and helping them explore leading agricultural businesses across the country is the goal of the Ag Explorer Virtual Field Trips."

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National study says community colleges are underfunded

National study says community colleges are underfunded | Technical College and Technical Education News | Scoop.it

“Community colleges are the key institutions for the nation’s aspiring middle-class at a time where there is very little social mobility and high levels of inequality,” said Richard Kahlenberg, senior fellow at The Century Foundation and one of the researchers on the report. “It’s enormously important that community colleges work well, and right now they are being underfunded and delivering results that aren’t commensurate with the challenge.”

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5 keys to better align college training with workforce needs

5 keys to better align college training with workforce needs | Technical College and Technical Education News | Scoop.it

"A new report highlights five key elements to successfully resolving a thorny and much-discussed issue that dogs colleges and universities: the reported misalignment of the skills employers need and the training colleges offer. The Education Commission of the States examined four states' efforts to develop workforce and postsecondary systems — Connecticut, Oregon, South Carolina and Texas. It identified common themes of data utilization, stakeholder coordination and collaboration, leaders committed to raising awareness around the issue, aligning curriculum with workforce needs, and access to federal and industry funding."

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2018 Manufacturing Boot Camp: Career Exploring

2018 Manufacturing Boot Camp: Career Exploring | Technical College and Technical Education News | Scoop.it
October is Manufacturing Month in Wisconsin. The Department of Public Instruction recognizes the many opportunities available for students through manufacturing programs in schools and around the state.
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Wisconsin field trip offers students agriculture career options

Wisconsin field trip offers students agriculture career options | Technical College and Technical Education News | Scoop.it

"Hundreds of middle school students took to the field to learn about careers in agriculture. A line of school buses, made its way through the 20-acre barn at Kinnard Farms near Casco."

 

"Technology is the great equalizer that allows farms to be very much like any other career out there," said Lee Kinnard, Kinnard Farms Co-Owner.

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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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