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New Earn and Learn Program at Blackhawk Addresses Workforce Shortages

New Earn and Learn Program at Blackhawk Addresses Workforce Shortages

January 28, 2020

Blackhawk Technical College has implemented a new earn and learn program in partnership with business and industry, to recruit, educate and graduate students in fields where workforce shortages exist. IT-Web Development student Leonardo Saenz has learned first-hand the benefits of being a Blackhawk Scholar. “You can start the Blackhawk Scholar program after your first semester and it’s amazing! I’ve found a lot of success through the program in finding a great internship within my field, making professional connections and improving my skills.”

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Mercyhealth Donates $100K to Blackhawk Technical College Nursing Program

December 19, 2018
Today, Mercyhealth announced a milestone donation to Blackhawk Technical College (BTC) nursing program in Rock County. At a press conference of nearly 50 guests, Javon R. Bea, President and CEO of Mercyhealth, presented a check for $100,000 to BTC’s Nancy B. Parkers Nursing Scholars Program. In recognition of the donation, BTC has renamed a simulation lab in its Health Sciences Wing in honor of Mercyhealth.

David Hataj Named BTC 2018 Distinguished Alumni

November 30, 2018

The Blackhawk Technical College District Board is delighted to honor David Hataj with the 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award. Hataj is a graduate of the Machinist Apprenticeship program and current president and co-owner of Edgerton Gear, Inc. Hataj is an outstanding advocate for technical education. He has offered scholarships to high school students and has invested significant time, energy and resources into a variety of initiatives tied to the expansion of technical education.

Student Finds Her Voice in the Human Services Program

November 20, 2018
Daughter of first-generation Americans, Maria Mendoza, longs to help foster children and plans to accomplish that with a degree in Human Services from Blackhawk Technical College.  Mendoza, quiet at first, quickly warms up when speaking of her time at Brodhead High School where she graduated in 2018. After moments, one can easily see her high regard for her hard-working, loving family and her tight-knit, close community in Green County.

Parker Nursing Scholars Launched at BTC

October 24, 2018
Blackhawk Technical College, in partnership with the Parker Family Foundation, recently launched the Nancy B. Parker Nursing Scholars Program, a scholarship to help retain skilled nurses in Rock and Green Counties. The program targets high-achieving students who have been admitted into the BTC nursing program. The goal is to improve nursing student recruitment and retention as well as to fill anticipated nursing shortages in Green and Rock Counties by retaining top talent in our communities. First-year students can be eligible for a $1,000 maximum award with an opportunity for an additional $1,500 in year two.
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