BTC Honors Community Partners & Technical Education Champion

July 8, 2021

Blackhawk Technical College honored several community partners at a recognition event on its Central Campus. These awards are selected and awarded annually from nominations submitted by Blackhawk students, faculty, and staff.

2021 Community Partnership Award

The BTC Community Partnership Award is presented to those individuals, groups, or agencies within our community who have made significant contributions to Blackhawk Technical College. The recipient(s) of the award are selected from a prestigious pool of candidates nominated by BTC students, faculty, and staff. From finding ways to continue educating our students to COVID testing to COVID vaccinations –two organizations stood apart from other nominees. They were there for Blackhawk and our greater community, helping BTC remain fully open to students with no community spread. This year, the recipients were Beloit Health System and Rock County Public Health Department.

2021 Technical Education Champion  

BTC is pleased to recognize Frito Lay (Beloit, WI) for the 2021 Technical Education Champion Award. They are a premier partner of Blackhawk Technical College and a relentless advocate of BTC, promoting the College as a "one-stop-shop" for the community's workforce and training solutions. Through their partnership, they have placed BTC in the spotlight as a critical catalyst for the region's economic success. Frito Lay employees serve on many BTC Advisory Committees, providing critical input and support to our programs. They are frequent visitors to campus, promoting their job opportunities and highlighting how BTC's education prepares students to launch their careers. Additionally, they provide financial support to students enrolled in BTC through earn and learn programs which include internship and apprenticeship programs. Frito Lay is a fierce advocate for technical education, and this is demonstrated through their daily commitment to developing and filling the talent pipeline in our region.   

BTC is proud to announce that Frito Lay was selected to be recognized for their work at the state level. Frito Lay has been named the Wisconsin Technical College District Boards Association Technical Education Champion. Their work in the stateline area will be recognized and honored in Steven's Point, WI, later this month. 

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