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NWTC hosts annual State of the College and welcomes WTCS president
NWTC hosts annual State of the College and welcomes WTCS president

NWTC hosts its annual State of the College; a forum for elected officials, businesses, and community stakeholders to engage in dialogue about the institution’s strengths, initiatives, and strategic direction to fortify the workforce and economy.

The event featured keynote remarks from NWTC President, Kristen Raney, President of Service Plus, Tad Campana, and President of Wisconsin Technical College System, Morna Foy. Among attendees were:

  • Carl Woitekaitis, Governor Evers Office
  • Amy Resop, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson’s Office
  • Jennifer Garner, U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin’s Office
  • Rob Cowles, Wisconsin State Senator
  • Andre Jacque, Wisconsin State Senator
  • Shae Sortwell, Wisconsin State Representative
  • Joy Goeben, Wisconsin State Representative
  • Troy Streckenbach, Brown County Executive
  • Mattew Knott, Green Bay Metro Fire Chief
  • Cathy Dworak, NWTC Board of Trustees President
  • Dustin Delsman, NWTC Board of Trustees and NWTC Educational Foundation Board member
  • NWTC Educational Foundation Board Members:Tom Hinz, Joe Langer, John Murphy, Nikki Kimbrough, Jessica Lehmkuhl

Themed “Soar Into the Future,” this year’s conversation focused on topics like new training initiatives, addressing workforce gaps, and the vital role community partnerships play in higher education.

Raney, addressing the audience during the State of the College, stated, “At NWTC, we recognize that our work cannot be done alone. We are grateful for the support of our community. With that, fuels our innovative partnerships and collaborative initiatives. Together we are creating pathways to enhance the economic vitality of our great region.”

As part of her visit to NWTC, Foy is on her “Tour of Excellence,” visiting all of Wisconsin’s technical colleges to recognize and celebrate the impactful work being done.

“The outstanding outcomes Wisconsin’s technical colleges produce in partnership with local employers and community members makes us a national leader in career and technical education,” said Foy. “This is an opportunity to recognize the great work colleges are doing locally and their positive impact all across Wisconsin.”

As part of Foy’s tour of NWTC, they visited its Marinette Campus, North Coast Marine Manufacturing Training Center, and other learning areas like health sciences, engineering, and lab sciences.

“Since 1912, our highly skilled graduates have been putting their skills to work right here in our communities. And now, as we look to the future, NWTC is well positioned to prepare students to thrive amidst the rapid changes in the workplace, creating economic vitality for individuals, employers, and communities throughout the state,” said Raney.

To learn more about higher education that gives you hands-on skills for high-paying careers, visit Soar into your future with NWTC.

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