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NWTC honors Packers with Futuremaker Partner Award

Kara Leiterman

Wednesday July 10, 2019
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) and the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) Board are pleased to honor the Green Bay Packers with the Board’s ‘Futuremaker Partner’ Award.
 
The award recognizes the unique, dynamic connections between Wisconsin’s technical colleges and their employer partners. The long-time partnership between the Packers and NWTC provides access to high-quality education for members of the communities in northeast Wisconsin, innovating to expand the talent pipeline for the region. Green Bay Packers ‘Futuremaker Partner’ Award.
 
“We are proud to have a strong partnership with the Green Bay Packers,” NWTC President Dr. Jeff Rafn said. “The organization deeply cares about our students and understands the importance of creating a high-quality workforce in our area. The Green Bay Packers Scholarship and student emergency fund donations are more than gifts, but extraordinary opportunities. Together we are creating a future for northeast Wisconsin.”
 
As one of the largest donors to the College the Packers and Green Bay Packers Foundation, their generous financial support not only improves access by helping to defray the cost of education, it also helps to assure students’ ultimate success in meeting their education and career goals. The Packers also provided pivotal support in the development of the NWTC Health and Wellness program, and the partners are now working together on Titletown Tech, which will grow technology and keep talent and resources in Wisconsin.
 
“On behalf of the Packers organization, we are honored to receive this award,” said Green Bay Packers CEO Mark Murphy. “NWTC is consistently delivering high-quality education in state-of-the-art facilities. The future of our workforce in Wisconsin depends on successful partnerships between employers and educators. The Packers and NWTC are committed to the prosperity of northeast Wisconsin and we look forward to many years of collaboration to come.” 
 
“In Wisconsin, the Packers have set the standard for what it means to be a community partner,” said WTCS Board President Becky Levzow. “The team’s support of NWTC is a great example of its investment in the communities and the people of this region.”
 
The WTCS Futuremaker Partner award recognizes the unique, dynamic partnerships between Wisconsin's technical colleges and their employer partners.
 
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