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Second-year nursing students hosted an interactive Health Fair for 70-80 kids ages 8 to 14 at the Boys and Girls Club of Janesville to inspire learning in a wide range of healthy lifestyle topics, including exercise, personal safety, cyber safety and nutrition.
The Blackhawk students provided a community service and learned about the value of networking, resource identification, and working with community partners. They also came to appreciate the need to adjust the instructional approach for different age groups.
Students in the college’s Basic Law Enforcement Academy teamed with the Boys and Girls Club of Walworth County to present two mini police academies that introduced club members to notable aspects of local law enforcement. The academies allowed police recruits an opportunity to gain familiarity with resources in their communities, build relationships and network with community partners. They allowed participating youth an opportunity to meet and begin to build relationships with law enforcement officials within their community and learn about law enforcement careers, with an eye toward creating a more diverse workforce.
CVTC’s numerous High School Dual Credit Academies, such as those in IT User Support and Welding, create clear and efficient pathways to postsecondary and career success.
The academies deliver career and program exploration and offer students the opportunity to complete as much as a full semester of an Associate Degree program, and earn recognized industry credentials, while still in high school.
Fox Valley Interior Design program students have the opportunity to participate in the National Kitchen and Bath Association’s annual design competition. Students design a project based on an actual client’s needs, which is anticipated to be built to the specifications of the winning design.
Judged by a panel of industry professionals, the competition acknowledges the talent of student kitchen and bath designers to plan safe, functional and personalized spaces that incorporate imaginative design elements and aesthetically pleasing solutions.
Embarking on a pathway to success requires an individual to learn to utilize resources and tools, be vigilant and resolve barriers, and develop achievement strategies.
The Student Success Workshop Series is designed to help students define and foster their success pathway through interactive sessions offered throughout the academic year.
Medical Assistants serve an important role on any healthcare team by performing a wide variety of clinical and administrative skills. Lakeshore Medical Assistant students put their skills and knowledge to work through numerous service projects, fundraising, and volunteering.
Auto Maintenance program students are using cutting-edge technology to ensure that our vehicles are performing at top speed. Students train in a state-of-the art facility, participate in educational field trips, and work on student cars to be work-ready.
The highlight of this interactive presentation will be "Stump the Stenographer," a game made famous by UW basketball star Nigel Hayes during the Badgers memorable NCAA Tournament run in 2015.
Students will demonstrate how to operate stenography machines, which are used to capture the details of legal proceedings in the courtroom and depositions from witnesses and subject experts; to record meetings, speeches and sporting events as they happen; to provide translation services for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing individuals, as well as people learning English as a second language; and to caption live television broadcasts and more.
By using inexpensive but durable materials, Milwaukee Area Technical College students create unique furniture for home and office use.
The goal of this project is to assist small businesses in reducing start-up costs, as well as to serve as a unique and inexpensive advertisement.
Service, teamwork, community outreach and program retention are the overarching goals of the MPTC Making Memories project. Graphic design students digitize, edit and save family photo archives, helping local families to preserve and share their visual history.
In addition to offering a valuable community service, the project engages entry-level graphic design students by allowing them to apply basic technical skills on a project basis.
Mid-State Technical College routinely partners with local schools to construct solar energy systems, designed by Mid-State students and installed by middle and high school students.
Using a virtual welding machine, students will demonstrate how this technology has enhanced their learning experience and created a safer environment in the lab for students still in training. Visitors will have the opportunity to try out the equipment and practice welding without using consumable supplies.
Nicolet College recently offered the Professional Communication Certificate to a place-based cohort of 32 students who were enrolled Tribal Members and/or employees of the Forest County Potawatomi Community.
The instructional delivery and graduation ceremony combined a rich mix of native and non- native practices. Students will discuss how the experienced enhanced their careers and strengthened their community.
Recognizing a shortage of skilled chefs in the community, Northcentral Technical College is working to jump-start a food movement. Students passionate about food are learning how to fill a vital local need for talent in the hospitality and tourism sector.
NWTC Carpentry students built six cabins for Camp Daniel during the 2015-2016 academic year, and are currently building an additional six cabins to be completed by the end of 2016-2017.
Camp Daniel is a non-profit summer camp in northeastern Wisconsin that offers people with disabilities access to safe and fun Northwoods camping experiences.
NWTC Masonry apprentices and program students helped build and dedicate a concession stand at the Arnie Wolff Sports Complex in Green Bay. The students completed all masonry work for the building during the 2016 fall semester.
The Arnie Wolff Sports Complex is owned by the City of Green Bay, which named the soccer complex in honor of a local firefighter, and also a soccer coach and a lover of the sport, who died in the line of duty in 2006.
Technology that can provide immediate analytical data for making decisions is crucial to a profitable and sustainable farm operation in Wisconsin.
This project highlights Southwest Tech’s efforts to help Wisconsin’s family farmers to better understand forage quality and animal nutrition by bringing to the classroom and farm cutting- edge Near Infrared Reflectance Spectroscopy (NIRS) technology.
WCTC Health program students, through this international service program to Guatemala City, engage in unique volunteer activities tailored to their interest and expertise. Students connect with a local non-profit organization, which provides compelling information on the healthcare system, emergency services, and educational resources for the local community.
Through a combination of volunteer activities – such as installing fuel efficient and ventilated stoves, setting up water filters, or serving meals at an elderly center – students work to permanently improve the well-being of local families.
Western students in the IT Computer Support Specialist Program (IT CSS) program complete several service-learning projects during the program. These community projects teach students problem-solving and technical skills needed to be an effective servant leader in the IT industry. Western’s display is showcasing the help desk project and the technology training workshops.
Area high school students learn construction basics while earning high school and college credit. Students who complete the Academy receive college credit at WITC and earn a Technical Diploma, which seamlessly ladders into an Associate Degree program.