‘Tours of Excellence’ increase K-12 educator awareness of tech college programs
Published on Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Local K-12 educators will have the opportunity to tour Western Technical College and four other technical colleges during the week of June 17-21. Registration begins today for a statewide collaborative offering graduate credit for increasing awareness of Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) programs and services.
Teachers, counselors and administrators participating in the week-long “Tours of Excellence” visit a different technical college each day for hands-on learning about the programs and services available to students, as well as the 21st century career options that await WTCS graduates. Tour participants complete an action plan for disseminating what they’ve learned, and will earn three graduate credits from Marian University in Fond du Lac.
The tours are planned on a regional basis to allow for broad participation with local partners, with north, central and south sections. Space is limited to 30 individuals per section.
“Past participants have told us they have a new appreciation for the hands-on and real life training available at our technical colleges,” said Dave Fish, Western Technical College student recruitment and admissions advisor, who is coordinating the event at Western. “The fact that they earn three graduate credits for participating is a bonus.”
Additional information and on-line registration is available at: www.fvtc.edu/wtcstour.