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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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Latest Technology Available in BTC Fire Science and EMS Programs

August 8, 2019

Whether an individual is seeking professional development or continuing education or a degree program, Blackhawk Technical College Fire Science programs have many options to help students advance in their career. “The fire science industry is constantly changing and evolving. To meet those needs, BTC provides classes at a variety of locations and times in Rock and Green Counties. We present the classes in the format that works best for our students,” said Rob Balsamo, BTC Coordinator of EMS and Fire Science Programs. Formal education for firefighters and leaders in fire science has become an expectation, not the exception.

New Leadership Development Degree at BTC

July 23, 2019

No matter the industry, all organizations benefit from strong leadership. “Whether you work in manufacturing, banking, retail, education, government or health care, a leadership development degree provides you with skills and preparation to be an effective leader,” said Blackhawk Technical College Business Management Instructor Joel Schleusner. The college is launching a new Leadership Development degree program this fall.

Spring 2019 President's List

July 1, 2019

Congratulations to the students who have been named to the President’s List for Spring 2019. Students on the President’s List were enrolled in nine or more credit hours earning a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

Rock Internship Program Returns for Year Two

June 25, 2019

More than 125 individuals recently gathered at Blackhawk Technical College’s Central Campus to kick-off the 2019 Rock Internship program. The program, in its second year, recognized thirty-eight incoming high school seniors from eight districts, and over 20 employers during the signing event. In addition to these festivities, interns participated in employment onboarding activities and a professional development workshop. The 2019 Rock Internship Program provides a structured six-week, paid earning-and-learning opportunity.

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