May 11, 2021
Business Professionals of America (BPA), a student organization for business and IT students, held its National Leadership Conference from April 26 - May 8. The virtual conference, which was originally slated to be held in Orlando, involved workshops, demonstrations, and competitions. Four Blackhawk Technical College students - Mallory Worden, Natalie Sullivan, Josh Lichtfuss, and Dave Jaeckel - competed and were very successful! They earned numerous awards, including two 1st place finishes, three 2nd place finishes, and five 3rd place finishes.
May 6, 2021
Seventeen apprentice students from Blackhawk Technical College have been awarded Tools of the Trade Scholarships from Ascendium Education Group. For the eighth straight year, Ascendium Education Group has recognized the important role of apprenticeships in preparing students for in-demand jobs by providing these scholarships. This year, Ascendium awarded a total of $375,000 in scholarships to 250 construction and industrial trade apprentices from 15 Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) institutions.
April 29, 2021
Leadership skills are in high demand more than ever. Blackhawk Technical College is responding to the demand by offering new self-paced leadership development options through its Workforce and Community Development department. Workshops can be taken individually or take them all for a more holistic approach to leadership development. All workshops are offered online and take about a week to complete.
April 28, 2021
Registration is now open for summer and fall courses at Blackhawk Technical College. The College, which has been open for in-person, hybrid, and online course offerings since last June, plans to continue leaving the choice for class format in the hands of its students.
April 26, 2021
When the pandemic struck, yoga instructor Valerie Hesslink (Middleton, WI) had a lot more free time on her hands. She’s always been interested in bringing her knowledge and philosophy as a yoga teacher to a therapeutic setting so, when fitness centers shut down, she said, “the timing seemed to be aligned for developing my career in this way.”