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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 Technical College apprentices awarded $1,500 scholarships

March 7, 2018

Fifteen Blackhawk Technical College students working on apprenticeships have each received $1,500 in scholarship money from the Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation and Affiliates. The Tools of the Trade Apprenticeship Scholarship program helps apprentices with financial need complete their programs and advance to in-demand jobs.

Moira Lafayette joins BTC as new Dean

March 5, 2018

Moira Lafayette is Blackhawk Technical College’s new Dean of Health Sciences and Public Safety.  A veteran educator and administrative leader for more than 20 years, Lafayette took over the position on February 5, replacing Nancy Lightfield, who is retiring from BTC in April.

New Mechatronics Apprenticeship

March 5, 2018

In a joint effort between Blackhawk Technical College (BTC) and the Southwest Wisconsin Workforce Development Board (SWWDB), with support from sponsoring employers including Bell Laboratories, Miniature Precision Components, Pratt Industries, Scot Forge, Seneca Foods Corp. and Emmi Roth USA, Inc., a new Mechatronics Apprenticeship has been created as part of BTC’s academic offerings starting in January, 2018.

BPA Chapter scores big at leadership conference

March 5, 2018
Congratulations on a job well done to all of the BTC students who participated at the Business Professional of America State Leadership Conference in Wausau, Wisconsin. Your hard work, academic efforts and preparation led to 12 different awards qualifying BTC’s chapter to attend the BPA National Leadership Conference on May 9-13th in Dallas, Texas.

2018 Soul Food Luncheon

February 13, 2018

Blackhawk Technical College will hold its annual Soul Food Luncheon on Tuesday, Feb. 27, with proceeds from the event being used to fund BTC scholarships for multicultural students.

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