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Connect Newsletter

Western Connect newsletter is sent twice a year and provides updates on what is happening at the college and features stories about our alumni. See the the most recent issues below, and add your name to the mailing list by completing the "Update Your Information" section above.

Spring 2021

Western Connect Cover - Spring 2021Feature Story: Western’s Upgraded Apprenticeship and Industry Training Center is Remarkable 

Now exhibiting an indisputably Western facade, the Apprenticeship and Industry Training Center remodel is finished and ready to train a new workforce with state-of-the-art equipment and accomplished instruction to match. A boon to the region, the apprenticeship facility remodel is a brilliant vision with a nod to the future, but rooted in a practical and efficient reality currently unfolding. The apprenticeship programs have a huge role in our community and local economy.  

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Fall 2020

Western Connect Cover - Fall 2020Feature Story: Western Alum Travels to the Pandemic Epicenter 

Originally from Rice Lake, Wis., Jacob Stodola attended Western and graduated with a Nursing degree in 2018 and completed a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2020—an exciting time to be a healthcare worker! Immediately after school, he secured an impressive job at Gundersen Healthcare System. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic and the furloughing of staff at Gundersen, Stodola decided to join the frontlines in New York—a city in desperate need of registered nurses with his background.

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Spring 2020

Western Connect Cover - Spring 2020Feature Story: With Love, Tenacity, and Purpose—Hard Work Clears a Path

Hard work is physical labor—dirt and grease, fatigued muscles, sunburns, and calloused hands. Hard work is also sitting uncomfortably for long periods of time, reading until eyes are bleary and bloodshot, joints are atrophied in place—all of it punctuated with sleep deprivation.​ Hard work by any other name, be it drudgery, toil, struggle; as well as labors of the mind, like thinking, studying, formulating, patience, and comprehension—is still hard work. However, when there is purpose, the fortune of opportunity united with the promise of something more, the laborious grind becomes an honor…a lucky pursuit to be honed and cherished every step of the way. ​

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Fall 2019

Western Connect Cover - Fall 2019Feature Story: Honest Choices for a Better Life

In spite of societal assumptions and stereotypes, there is no such thing as a man’s career or a woman’s career. Education doesn’t have a gender, and neither do skill requirements. Nurses use many of the same skills that civil engineers do; construction managers share the same abilities with event planners. Jobs don’t have a gender, and every day, we get closer to the universal acceptance of that truth. Every day, independent thinkers and doers go against the majority of their gender to bring incomparable value to a job or career outside the norm of gender-based stereotypes.

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