News Release

Published on Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Western Technical College is encouraging students to share their educational experiences in the statewide Futuremakers’ Video Competition. The competition rewards students who creatively demonstrate how they combine their passion with their education to launch a successful future. The short video entries demonstrate how Western is helping them make their futures.

Now through February 29, students from any of the 16 Wisconsin technical colleges can submit their videos. Judges at the colleges will consider creativity, originality of presentation, effectiveness of communicating the Futuremaker experience, and weighted voting from viewers. Each college will forward one video to the state level for the semifinals.

A different panel of judges at the state level will evaluate the semi-finalists. In April 2012, one of three technical college students will be awarded the Futuremakers’ Video Competition top prize of $2,000. Second and third place prizes of $1,500 and $1,000 will also be awarded.

Western has a history of award-winning entries. Last year, Jimi Shaw, Western Visual Communications student, took second place honors, and the previous year, Western’s Franklin Romero won first place.

For more information about the video competition, visit

The Wisconsin Technical College System has 16 technical college districts throughout Wisconsin, offering more than 300 programs awarding two-year associate degrees, one and two-year technical diplomas and short-term technical diplomas. In addition, the System is the major provider of customized training and technical assistance to Wisconsin’s business and industry community. More than half of all adults in Wisconsin have accessed the technical colleges for education and training. Find more about educational programs at