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From Student to Teacher, Blackhawk Instructor Dedicated to Student Success

From Student to Teacher, Blackhawk Instructor Dedicated to Student Success

October 11, 2019

Automotive Technician Program Instructor Sheldon Newkirk knows firsthand what it is like to be a Blackhawk Technical College student. He came through the college’s Automotive Program as a non-traditional student. “My goal is to give students that same wonderful environment that I experienced,” said Newkirk. Before starting the Blackhawk program, Newkirk gained hands-on experience in the Army as well as in the drag racing circuit in South Carolina.

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Blackhawk to Host Tech Exploration Days

October 3, 2018

Blackhawk Technical College invites individuals to check out some of the region’s hottest careers during Tech Exploration Days (TED) in October at our state-of-the-art facilities. TED events provide an opportunity to have a hands-on experience with high-demand career fields. Participants will learn about regional career outlooks, participate in high-tech demonstrations, and a tour of some of the most popular programs offered by BTC.

Governor Walker Highlights Youth, Registered Apprenticeship Programs at Event with Milwaukee Public Schools, Harley-Davidson

September 28, 2018
Governor Scott Walker today highlighted the importance of Youth Apprenticeship and Registered Apprenticeship as workforce development tools during an event at Harley-Davidson University. He was joined by Harley-Davidson executives, representatives from the Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) and Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC), and leadership from the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD).

Web Development Students Selected for gBETA Beloit

September 27, 2018
Web Development students Bryan Williams, Josh Shope and Sarah Meadus have been selected to participate in the gBETA Beloit Startup Accelerator Program. gBETA is a program of nationally ranked startup accelerator, gener8tor. The program is a free seven-week concierge program for early-stage companies with local roots, and limited to five companies per cohort.

Early Childhood Student Finds Balance and Success at BTC

September 20, 2018
Balancing a campus job with being a full-time student seems to be the norm for many college students today. The norm for Blackhawk Technical College (BTC) student Noel Jones also includes volunteering and raising her five children between the ages of 2 and 10. Jones entered BTC’s Early Childhood Education (ECE) program in August 2017 and plans to graduate in May 2019.

More than 1100 Students to Experience 2018 Manufacturing Days

September 14, 2018

Blackhawk Technical College (BTC) will celebrate Manufacturing Days, on October 4 and 5, 2018. The event is part of a national effort to inspire students to pursue careers in manufacturing. In addition, Manufacturing Days aim to change perceptions about today’s manufacturing environment. BTC is collaborating with economic and workforce development partners, area school districts, and over 30 employers in Rock and Green Counties on this year’s event. Curriculum for the event has been provided by the School District of Janesville.

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