Student leadership to be on display at Capitol

Blackhawk Technical College is sending four students to the State Capitol on Tuesday as a part of a System-wide showcase of service learning and other projects. More than 60 students representing all 16 Wisconsin technical colleges are participating in the event.

BTC will be represented by Kelly Bloyer (Beloit, WI), Wayne Boardman (Beloit, WI), James Jass (Janesville, WI) and Paul Traxler (Whitewater, WI.  Jass and Traxler will be showcasing the college’s Automated Systems Technology program while Bloyer and Boardman will be in attendance on behalf of the Human Resources program.

The students will be talking about their programs with state legislators and other visitors from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Capitol Rotunda. Wisconsin Technical College System president Morna Foy will offer brief remarks at 12:30 p.m.

“Our students possess not only the technical skills to help employers compete and expand,” said Dr. Tom Eckert, BTC President, “they also consistently demonstrate the leadership skills needed to succeed in the workplace and in the community.”

The WTCS Student Showcase is an annual event designed to increase awareness of the many ways Wisconsin’s technical college students give back to their communities as part of their educational experience