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Western’s News Page is a place to share some of the great stories and exciting things happening at the college that help create the essential experience.

LA CROSSE, Wis., Jan. 30, 2017 — February is recognized as Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month in the state of Wisconsin. In acknowledgement of that, Western Technical College is joining the Department of Public Instruction (DPI), the...Read more
LA CROSSE, Wis., Feb. 3, 2017 — When Majel Hein came to Western, she was in her mid-20s and ready to make a change. She’d attended college after high school, but it didn’t click for her, so she moved into the workforce, working in the restaurant...Read more
SPARTA, Wis., Jan. 19, 2017 – Western Technical College will offer a 720-hour, state certified Basic Recruit Academy for individuals seeking Wisconsin Law Enforcement certification. This classroom and scenario-based instruction is set to run Monday-...Read more
LA CROSSE, Wis., Jan. 17, 2017 - Twenty-five students completed child care credentials through Western Technical College, thanks to an Early Learning Challenge Grant from the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families. The $231,000 grant was...Read more
LA CROSSE, Wis., Jan. 12, 2017 - Western Technical College’s student-run restaurant is open for business. The Union Bistro, located on the first floor of the Kumm Center, 400 6th St. N., La Crosse, is open to the public on Thursdays from 10:45 a.m...Read more
LA CROSSE, Wis., Jan. 10, 2017 – Thirteen Trane employees recently completed a Supervisory Management associate’s degree onsite at Trane through a unique partnership with Western Technical College’s Business and Industry Services. The students took...Read more
LA CROSSE, Wis., Jan. 9, 2017 - After gathering input through staff meetings, community forums, phone interviews, online surveys, and face-to-face sessions, Western Technical College’s presidential search committee has posted the position and begun...Read more
LA CROSSE, Wis., Dec. 22, 2016 – Western Technical College, along with Presidents and Chancellors from 170 colleges and universities, including 35 states in the U.S., have joined together to urge president-elect Trump and the incoming congressional...Read more
LA CROSSE, Wis., Dec. 22, 2016 – The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that employment in the construction sector will grow 2.6 percent annually between 2012 and 2022, which equates to 1.6 million new jobs. Yet a lack of qualified employees...Read more
LA CROSSE, Wis., Dec. 21, 2016 – Western Technical College student Jordan Holter, of La Crosse, was one of four recipients of the 2016 Wisconsin Job Honor Awards, an initiative aimed at recognizing individuals who have overcome barriers to...Read more
LA CROSSE, Wis., Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016 – Western Technical College honored six graduates from the Practical Nursing program and 36 graduates from the Nursing-Associate Degree program during a traditional Pinning Ceremony. A nursing pinning...Read more
LA CROSSE, Wis., Nov. 29, 2016 – Western Technical College has been named to the 2017 list of Military-Friendly Schools by Victory Media. The list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing...Read more
LA CROSSE, Wis., Nov. 09, 2016 — Western Technical College alumni, Jeff and Brian Wieser, have been recognized by the Wisconsin Technical College District Boards Association as the 2016 Distinguished Alumnus Award recipients. Jeff is a 1983 and...Read more
LA CROSSE, Wis., Oct. 17, 2016 – After 28 years as the president of Western Technical College, Lee Rasch will retire on June 30, 2017, at the end of the current academic year. Rasch made the announcement Monday to the staff and faculty during a town...Read more
LA CROSSE, Wis., Oct. 17, 2016 - Western Technical College’s Food Club is hosting a Thanksgiving Pie sale from now until Nov. 11. Varieties available include Pumpkin for $11, Apple Streusel for $12, and Pecan for $14. Only advance, pre-paid orders...Read more

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