Blackhawk Technical College is sending former and current students to the State Capitol onTuesday, February 21 as a part of a System-wide showcase to demonstrate how technical college students combine learning with valuable work experience, community service, outreach and entrepreneurship.
More than 60 students representing all 16 Wisconsin technical colleges are participating in the event.
BTC will be represented by alumni from the Law Enforcement Academy and current students from the Nursing program.
“Employers in every sector and region tell us that our colleges are important to the success of their business. Talking with these students, you’ll quickly understand why,” said WTCS President Morna Foy.
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.
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.
BTC projects on display will include:
Youth Health Fair
Second-year BTC nursing students hosted an interactive Health Fair for 70-80 kids ages 8 to 14 at the Boys and Girls Club of Janesville to inspire learning in a wide range of healthy lifestyle topics, including exercise, personal safety, cyber safety and nutrition. The students provided a community service while learning about the value of networking, resource identification, and working with community partners.
Mini Police Academy
Basic Law Enforcement Academy students teamed with the Boys and Girls Club of Walworth County to present two mini police academies that introduced club members to notable aspects of local law enforcement. The academy allowed police recruits an opportunity to gain familiarity with resources in their communities, build relationships and network with community partners. The participating youth were able to do a variety of activities such as fingerprinting and handcuffing demos, K9 drills, an emergency vehicle rodeo and a medical flight landing.