BTC and Brodhead High School Partner to Provide Faster Learning Options
Dual Credit Pathway Options in CNC, Welding and CNA
May 22, 2018
Blackhawk Technical College and Brodhead High School are partnering to provide additional learning opportunities for Brodhead students to earn technical certificates or degrees faster in Computer Numeric Control (CNC), Welding and CNA. The course work for these programs will be bundled with existing courses that have already been established as dual credit options. These opportunities are possible through the support of the following Department of Workforce Development Fast Forward Grants:
- Dual Enrollment (teacher certifications)
- Advanced Manufacturing Tech Ed Equipment
- High School Student Certifications
The programs are also being supported by local companies Kuhn and Stoughton Trailers who will be providing resources and potential employment opportunities.
“The additional course work in Computer Numeric Control, Welding and CNA will be bundled into existing courses already established in our dual credit options,” said Jim Matthys principal, Brodhead High School. “We are excited to offer these opportunities to our students as it puts them on a fast track to completing a diploma and learning skills that are highly sought after in the workforce.”
“This collaboration is all about creating new, innovative methods of program delivery for the Town of Brodhead and the greater Green County community, while enhancing services to our business partners,” mentioned Tracy Pierner president, Blackhawk Technical College. “We are excited about these partnerships with our businesses, K-12 districts and most importantly, our future leaders – the students.”
The new courses will be offered starting in the 2018-19 school year. Students will be able to take classes during the regular school day. Equipment needed for the classes in each program have been provided by BTC. In addition, this partnership includes the use of Brodhead school for evening, weekend and summer classes offered to community members of Green County.
“This is a tremendous opportunity for our students and it’s also for employers in our area,” said Matthys. “We’ve talked to many area employers who say one of their biggest challenges is finding skilled employees to fill roles they need filled. Through this partnership with Blackhawk Technical College we will be able to help close those gaps and give students additional learning opportunities.”