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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., September 5, 2017 – Western Technical College recently received international recognition for its sustainability achievements by earning a STARS Silver rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher...Read more
LA CROSSE, Wis., August 22, 2017 – For the second year, Western Technical College ranks in the top 3 percent of the nation’s community and technical colleges, according to WalletHub, a personal finance website. In a report released on Aug. 21,...Read more
LA CROSSE, Wis., July 30, 2017 – Western Technical College will receive $325,000 in Workforce Advancement Training (WAT) grants to upgrade the skills of workers at 11 companies in the 7 Rivers Region. The funding is part of $4 million from the State...Read more
LA CROSSE, Wis., June 6, 2017 – Western Technical College President Lee Rasch has signed a letter of support to continue sustainability efforts, despite the federal decision to pull out of the Paris climate agreement. Rasch joins an alliance of...Read more
LA CROSSE, Wis., May 30, 2017 – Students in Western Technical College’s Electromechanical Technology program, as well as incumbent workers for any company, will soon have the opportunity to receive training on state-of-the-art Yaskawa robots and...Read more
LA CROSSE, Wis., May 16, 2017 – Western Technical College student, Renae Giertych, was recently awarded a $500 scholarship from the National Association of Veterans' Program Administrators (NAVPA). Giertych is enrolled in Western’s Truck and Heavy...Read more
MAUSTON, Wis., April 17, 2017 – Western Technical College is offering a Nursing Assistant course at the Mauston regional location beginning in May. The course will be offered on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays May 8 through June 29 from 7:00 a.m.-1...Read more
LA CROSSE, Wis., April 13, 2017 – Western Technical College’s Alumni Association awarded this year’s Distinguished Alumni Award to Rob Abraham, assistant police chief for the City of La Crosse. He will be the keynote speaker at Western’s...Read more
LA CROSSE, Wis., April 13, 2017 – Amanda Coughlin, of La Crosse, Wis., has been selected as the 2017-18 Western Technical College Student Ambassador, an official spokesperson for Western and the Wisconsin Technical College System. As Student...Read more
LA CROSSE, Wis., April 11, 2017 – The Western Technical College District Board has announced the selection of Dr. Roger Stanford as the college’s seventh president. Stanford, currently the Vice President of Academic Affairs at Western, will succeed...Read more
LA CROSSE, Wis., March 23, 2017 – The Board Appointment Committee of the Western Technical College District will hold a public hearing and meeting at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, April 10, in Room 408 of the Western Administrative Center, located at 111 N...Read more
LA CROSSE, Wis., March 10, 2017 – The search for the next president of Western Technical College is down to three finalists. The Presidential Search Advisory Committee – made up of District Board members, staff, faculty, and members of the community...Read more
LA CROSSE, Wis., March 1, 2017 — Tara Johnson, Chairperson of the Board Appointment Committee of the Western Technical College District, has announced that she will accept applications of District residents for consideration for appointment to the...Read more
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

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