Gateway Technical College President Bryan Albrecht at last year’s opening of the college’s Reader Precision Machining and Manufacturing Center. (Photo: GTC)

Technical college system helped land Foxconn
Channel3000.com – WISC-TV3 (with video)
Before Foxconn executives made the decision to build a facility in Wisconsin they met with leaders of the Wisconsin Technical College System to determine the state’s ability to train a workforce.

Gateway Technical College, MATC preparing for Foxconn
BizTimes.com (Milwaukee)
Foxconn is expected to employ about 3,000 people in the beginning after an initial $10 billion investment. The number of jobs could increase to more than 10,000 employees over time.

CCRI still planning on free tuition promise

Channel3000.com – WISC-TV3
Rhode Island’s budget may not be finalized, but the state’s community college is moving ahead as if the budget has passed, with the promise of free tuition for any Rhode Island high school graduate from the class of 2017.

Work and learn: SKYCTC unveils blended learning program
Glasgow Daily Times
Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College has announced a new program that makes it easier for industrial maintenance students to work while they earn their degree.

Commentary: Are two years after high school better, or four? Both.
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Minnesota needs educated, trained and experienced workers at all levels, writes the state’s higher education commissioner.

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