News Release

Published on Friday, October 06, 2006

Western Technical College is cutting the ribbon on the new 6,600-square-foot addition at Western’s Independence Campus. An Open House will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 17, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. and will include a tour of the new facilities.

“We were outgrowing our previous facility and it’s so exciting to have the room to accomplish our goals,” said Jennifer Brave, administrator for Western’s Independence campus. “This expanded facility will give even more community members access to the essential education and training opportunities available at Western.”

The remodeling project was designed by architect Mark Dillenburg with Millennium Associates of Green Bay, Wis. The addition houses an enlarged student resource room and student lounge, enlarged GED/GOAL instructional area, Health and Public Safety instructional space, a larger computer lab, additional distance learning and instructional space, a student video conference room, an enlarged Job Service area, including the Wisconsin Job Center and Workforce Connections which includes W-2, Workforce Investment Act, and Extreme Opportunities programs.

“This is part of our commitment to the communities that we serve,” said Lee Rasch, president of Western Technical College. “We realized the increasing need for career education and training in this area, and we know it’s important to provide these services close to home. This expansion will allow us to do just that.”

The Open House will be held in conjunction with the Arcadia Chamber of Commerce Business After 5 and is open to the general public.

For more information on the Open House or to find out about additional training and education opportunities at Western Technical College Independence Campus, call 715.985.3392 or visit the Web site at