News release, video: Engineering Technology moves forward

The new and collaborative Engineering Technology program that allows students to begin their degrees at any one of 13 regional institutions and finish at UW-Green Bay or UW Oshkosh is moving forward with official accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission. We’ve mentioned the news here previously, and you’ll find an update on the program in your hot-off-the-presses spring issue of Inside 360° magazine. Today, Northeast Wisconsin Education Resource Alliance partners (including us) sent a news release updating the program’s progress and offering thoughts from many of those who have been intimately involved. “The program will provide students with a degree that has some very explicit and specific employment opportunities in areas which manufacturers are saying they need,” Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean Scott Furlong says. “For students who have always thought about doing engineering or engineering-type work, it provides a Northeastern Wisconsin option for them to do that.” The NEW ERA release also links to a video featuring Chancellor Tom Harden and other NEW ERA-member college and university presidents, CEOs and chancellors talking about the program.
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