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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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Blackhawk Technical College Ag Students Head to the Field

May 9, 2018
Blackhawk Technical College students in the Precision Ag class will plant an 80-acre field with the College’s new state-of-the-art dual hybrid planter. This hands-on experience is made possible through a partnership developed between Precision Ag Instructor Andrew Tucker and local farmers, the Gratz Brothers, and land owners Fran and Sandy Donny. Students will use the College’s new dual hybrid planter which was made possible through a grant secured by BTC. The students will plant the field which will then be taken care of by the Gratz Brothers. AgriGold donated all of the seed for this project and created the dual hybrid prescription map for the field. The prescription also has variable rate seed trials integrated into the design. 

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.
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