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DWD Secretary Celebrates 30th Anniversary of Youth Apprenticeship in Wisconsin at BTC Event

DWD Secretary Celebrates 30th Anniversary of Youth Apprenticeship in Wisconsin at BTC Event

November 17, 2021
Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary-Designee Amy Pechacek joined manufacturing employers, educators, and workforce development partners at a Youth Apprenticeship Lunch & Learn event Wednesday at BTC’s Advanced Manufacturing Training Center in celebration of National Apprenticeship Week and the 30th anniversary of the state’s Youth Apprenticeship program.

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MFG Day 2021 Highlights Education, Careers, and Partnerships

October 21, 2021
Blackhawk Technical College is excited to host Manufacturing Day (MFG Day) in-person this year. The annual event has been a continued success, shining a spotlight on local employers, education pathways, and career opportunities.

Blackhawk Celebrates 10 Years of Lab Programs

October 20, 2021

Blackhawk Technical College celebrated its tenth anniversary of offering excellent lab career programs on the beautiful Monroe Campus on Thursday, October 7. The college has been in Monroe much longer than ten years, but this anniversary celebrates important careers in the laboratory sciences.

Bumps in the Road Lead Student to a Completely New Path

October 18, 2021

Aiden Murray would describe his educational road as a little bumpy. He headed into a four-year college with every intention of graduating and then suffered from the same challenge we’ve all faced, COVID. “During my second semester, Platteville’s campus shut down due to COVID-19. During this time,” he said, “I had no interest in school and was thinking about dropping out.”

BTC Foundation Announces New Fund for the Future of Manufacturing

October 15, 2021

The Fund for the Future of Manufacturing was established by the BTC Foundation to support manufacturing-related programs at Blackhawk Technical College. The goal of the fund is to provide a giving opportunity that plans for the future manufacturing-related scholarships and program needs - making education in these programs a reality for students in our region.

IDEAL Scholarship Paves the Way for Student Success

October 12, 2021

The Blackhawk Technical College Foundation is proud to present this semester’s IDEAL Opportunity Scholarship recipient – Jacob Bernal. Through this opportunity, Jacob will experience two internships while progressing through the Industrial Maintenance Technician program. For the Fall 2021 semester, Jacob is working with the maintenance department at SHINE Technologies, and for the Spring 2022 semester, he will transfer to the Beloit Frito-Lay facility. In his work, Jacob has already had the chance to fulfill physical requests like repairing items and hanging whiteboards and machining requests like creating custom parts.

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