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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 Junkyard Wars-Local high schools to compete

May 5, 2018
Welding as a team sport comes to the Advanced Manufacturing Training Center in Milton on Friday, May 11, when the Blackhawk Technical College Welding program plays host to the “Junkyard Wars,” an event where teams of high school students create art from junk.

Women in STEM at BTC: Working to Close the Gap

April 30, 2018
BTC partnered with Janesville School District to hold its first annual Women in Stem event on Monday, April 23. More than 150 middle-school and high-school aged girls from Marshall, Franklin and Edison Middle Schools, Parker and Craig High Schools, and Rock River, Rock University, TAGOS Leadership Academy and Arise Virtual magnet schools had the opportunity to learn about careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Lindsay Franklin named BTC Ambassador

April 23, 2018
Franklin was honored with 15 other students at a banquet recognizing student ambassadors from the Wisconsin Technical College system. The awards banquet, held in Madison on April 18, recognized Franklin and her peers for embodying what it means to be a successful technical college student.

Wisconsin MGIA Summer Conference at Blackhawk Technical College

April 17, 2018

The Wisconsin MGIA Summer Conference will be held at Blackhawk Technical College, 6004 S. County Road G. Janesville, on July 24 and 25. MGIA – the Midwest Gang Investigators Association – is an organization dedicated to the promotion and coordination of national, state and local anti-gang strategies and initiatives. MGIA has 2,000 member across 12 Midwestern states.

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