Nicolet Area Technical College

Nicolet Area Technical College

Longer interview with Brandon Thoms is at the link below:

Nicolet College has been awarded a $350,000 grant from Lumina Foundation to build clearer pathways to degrees and other credentials for adults, especially for people of color and Native learners.

Lumina’s All Learning Counts initiative will ensure that knowledge, skills, and abilities gained outside of formal higher education—through work, military, and other experiences—can be recognized and applied toward programs leading to credentials of value.

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There's a shortage of trained personnel to help in emergencies and a new program through Nicolet College is designed to train more people.

The launch in January of the new EMT-Paramedic training program at Nicolet College is set.

Paramedic classes start on Nicolet’s Rhinelander Campus Jan. 20 next year.

The one-year, 44-credit technical diploma is being made possible through a partnership between Nicolet and Lakeshore Technical College.

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Nicolet College employee and disability advocate Ashley Mathy has been appointed by Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers to a four-year term on the Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities.

She joins the 21-member board as a northern Wisconsin representative, advocating for meaningful and appropriate employment for individuals with disabilities.

The idea is learning never stops.

The fall session of Nicolet College's Learning In Retirement program will begin in September.

Learning In Retirement coordinator Brenda Peltier says yo can join the program if you're retired, semi- retired or if you have the time and interest to attend the classes.

She says each semester offers 40-50 classes on many different topics...

"All of our classes are presented in an easy-going environment. There's no text, no grades. Everybody is here just for the fun of learning..."

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Employers needing workers is the focus of the next Nicolet College Hire Up event this Friday.

Attracting and retaining top talent is becoming increasingly challenging for virtually all businesses across the Northwoods...says Jodi Fox-Engleman who works in economic and community development for the college.

She says three experts will speak to the innovative strategies businesses can use to build the workforce they need...

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187 high school students from 13 different districts and the Blackwell Job Corp were at Nicolet College Thursday to hold a friendly competition.

Competition Day has students compete in 10 different academic areas, including welding, crime scene investigations, health occupations and cupcake wars.

Nicolet Career Coach Angeline von Neupert says a few years ago the college welding instructors would invite students in to compete against other schools. Later more areas were added...

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Today we hear from Sandy Bishop, Executive Director For Economic and Community Development at Nicolet College In Rhinelander.

Sandy Bishop says everyone in the community feels the loss of the 280 jobs at Drs. Foster and Smith.

Petco, the parent company, announced Wednesday the closing of most of the facility.

Bishop says there are options for the workers in this area...

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Nicolet College in Rhinelander is offering a type of 'one-stop shop' this week for anyone looking to enroll.

The college is hosting a Quick Start event Wednesday, as explained by career coach Angeline von Neupert..

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Nearly a third of all credits earned in the last academic year at Nicolet College in Rhinelander were from online courses, and the trend is likely to keep growing to meet the needs of busy students. That's the message from Nicolet College's Managing Director For Strategic Initiatives, Chuck Komp.

He says they're seeing many students coming to Nicolet with responsibilities in their lives... 

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The University of Wisconsin is starting an accelerated nursing program in May to deal with a statewide shortage.

The Wisconsin Center for Nursing Research projects a shortage of 20-thousand nurses in the state by the year 2035.

Nicolet College's two-year Associate's program is seeing strong enrollment, says Dean of Health Occupations Candy Dailey....

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A record 123 new scholarships were awarded to students to attend Nicolet College second semester according to the executive director of the Nicolet College Foundation.

Heather Schallock says generous donor support made the additional scholarships possible...

"....there are already more than 250 scholarships already awarded for this academic year and then with more than 100 additional scholarships, it's probably around 300 students because some students receive more than one scholarship...."

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Saturday begins a new era for the graduates of Nicolet Area Technical College.

Nicolet College holds its 48th annual spring graduation on Saturday, May 20.In all, 540 individuals are expected to graduate with an associate’s degree, diploma, or certificate during the 2016-17 academic year.

College President Dr. Richard Nelson says they're pleased with the number of graduates, especially in one area...

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The state's technical college students are finding jobs according a report released this week. 

The Wisconsin Technical College System Board discussed a recent report of outcomes for 2016 graduates, showing a 93 percent employment rate within six months of graduation.

System spokesperson Conor Smyth says grads are in demand...

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A program which gives qualified students within the Nicolet College district money to attend classes is again offering the program.

Under the Nicolet Promise program, the college Foundation will pay the balance of tuition and fees for eligible students after federal and state grants have been applied. The Foundation will cover this cost for up to 15 credits per semester over four fall and spring semesters.

Nicolet Director of Enrollment Erika Warning says students need to begin the process to be considered...

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The next event in the Nicolet College series takes place Friday and this one centers on veterans reintegrating into society.The series focuses on helping higher education and business professionals hire and work with veterans, the unemployed, and the underemployed. This weeks presentation discusses veterans reintegrating to society.

Dean of Health Occupations at Nicolet College, Lenore Blemke, talks about the Hire Up series...

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