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Community Events

Community events are free and open to the public. These events are delivered by current Western students using their skills learned in the classroom. Academic experiences like these are terrific for connecting students’ academic learning with real hands-on training. Students retain information better when they practice or teach what they learned. Experiences like these will help our students grow academically while providing community members an educational experience.

Black River Falls Computer Workshops - Every Monday and Tuesday

The following workshops are happening at Western's Black River Falls Campus:

Every Monday, 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Basic Computing 1

This free computer class session is facilitated by the Happy Computer organization and meets every Monday. A participant should attend three times to learn about the basics of a computer before moving on to the Tuesday class. To join the classes, call Betty at 715-896-9544.

Every Tuesday, 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Basic Computer 2

This free computer class session is facilitated by the Happy Computer organization and meets every Tuesday. The program covers Microsoft Office programs and digital camera/uploading photos. To join the classes, call Betty at 715-896-9544.

Free Tax Assistance - February 28, March 23, and April 6

Coulee Region Tax Assistance

Free tax preparation and assistance for individuals or married households making less than $66,000 in 2018.

Assistance Provided:

  • Free filing of 2018 income tax returns prepared by volunteers for individuals or married households making less than $56,000
  • Free assistance, computer and printer access for individuals or married households making less than $66,000 to file their own income tax return for free using the MyFreeTaxes.com website
  • Free filing and drop off service for 2018 homestead credit only returns for individuals or married households making less than $56,000

When:
10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 28
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 23
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 6

Where:
Business Education Center, 405 8th Street, La Crosse

How:
On February 1, we will start taking appointments. Call 608-784-8380 (Consumer Credit Counseling Services) to be put on the waiting list. Walk-ins welcome but not guaranteed assistance.

What to bring with you to your appointment?

  • Photo ID
  • Social Security cards for you, your spouse, and dependents
  • Wage and earning statements (Form W-2, W-2G, 1099-R,1099-Misc) from all employers
  • All Forms 1095, Health Insurance Statements
  • Health Insurance Exemption Certificate, if received
  • A copy of last year’s federal and state returns, if available
  • Proof of bank account routing and account numbers for direct deposit such as a blank check
  • Rent certificate (if applicable)

Resources:

Want to volunteer?

This program is a sponsorship between Marine Credit Union Foundation and Western Technical College with community collaboration from Consumer Credit Counseling Services, Great Rivers United Way, and University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.

Technology Help Desk - March 4-April 12

When:
Mondays: 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. (Also available in PC Services of Business Education Center Basement)
Wednesdays: 12:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Fridays: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 

Where:
Business Education Center Room 219, 405 8th Street, La Crosse Campus
Free parking during help desk hours in Western Lot H and visitor parking spots.

Students can provide computer software training, hardware support, and answer any of your technology questions. Ask your questions or schedule an appointment by emailing studenthelp@westerntc.edu or calling 608-785-9900. Walk-ins are welcome too.

EWaste Collection at the Technology Help Desk - March 4-15

When:
Mondays: 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Wednesdays: 12:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Fridays: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Where:
Business Education Center Room 219, 405 8th Street, La Crosse Campus
Free parking during help desk hours in Western Lot H and visitor parking spots.

The following items will be accepted:

  • Mobile devices
  • PCs
  • Laptops
  • Printers
  • Keyboards
  • Mice
  • Speakers
  • Gaming Systems
  • Cable Boxes
  • Modems
  • Networking Equipment

Suits for Success - March 6

When:
11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Where:
Lunda Center, La Crosse Campus

Open to Western students and the community to obtain free professional attire. The event will also have resources and information to help job seekers. To donate gently used professional clothing and accessories to the event, contact engage@westerntc.edu.

Basic Welding Community Workshop - March 23

When:
8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Where:
Integrated Technology Center, La Crosse Campus

Free workshop to learn basic welding skills taught by our Western welding students. Registration required as space is limited, call 608-789-6191 or email engage@westerntc.edu.
 

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