Tag: technical colleges system

Inside Higher Ed article on talk of tech school, UW Colleges merger

“As a legislative committee considers possibly merging the state’s two separate two-year systems, some politicians are questioning whether a more traditional community college model would work better for the state.” That’s the lead in an Insider Higher Ed article about the possibility of an eventual merger of some sort of the 13 two-year UW System […]

Walker touts tech education, two-year degrees

Gov. Scott Walker told this region’s business and economic development leaders at the New North Summit earlier this week that, “We don’t have a jobs problem, we have a work problem and a skills problem.” The governor said the solution has to be a “multi-pronged” approach that ensures more collaboration between employers and educators, provides […]

Overages send tech college pay soaring past lagging UW salaries

In case you missed it, that’s the headline over Gannett Wisconsin’s reporting of the pay comparison between University of Wisconsin System faculty members and instructors for the state’s technical college system. Although it is clear — from what can be gathered from looking at the UW-Green Bay salaries listed in the database, that there are […]

Gannett Wisconsin Media posts employee salary data

The first installment of “What We Pay” launches this weekend on Gannett newspaper sites across Wisconsin. The series — through stories, searchable  databases and videos — promises a look at how money is spent on public salaries. During the first week, the series examine salaries in the UW System and the state’s technical schools. At […]

System, Extension, Tech Colleges launch mobile Veterans Education Portal

Military veterans now have access to higher education resources through their mobile devices, thanks to a partnership between the UW System, UW-Extension and Wisconsin Technical College System. The groups have released a smart phone-friendly version of the Veterans Education Portal, which launched in November 2010 to help veterans transition from military service to college life. […]