LA CROSSE, Wis., May 15, 2020 – Western Technical College’s Summer Term kicked off earlier this week with an increase in enrollment, even as classes shifted to alternative delivery methods in response to Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers’s Safer at Home order.
The number of full-time equivalent (FTE) students enrolled in summer classes is up just under one percent from the year prior.
“We are really excited to see an increase,” said Western President Roger Stanford. “So many of our programs provide essential workers to our region, and it is vital to continue to provide high-quality education in this environment. As we look to the future, Western will continue to be here to help our students, as well the region’s economy.”
Western leaders hope to see a similar trend for the fall as local students consider higher education options that are closer to home. The Fall Term is expected to begin as scheduled on Tuesday, Sept. 8. Registration is open now, keeping in mind that course delivery methods may be adjusted depending on continuing COVID-19 restrictions.
“We continue to monitor national, state, and local conditions,” said Stanford. “The safety of students and staff is at the heart of our plans without losing focus on student success and providing first-choice service.”