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Western’s News Page is a place to share some of the great stories and exciting things happening at the college that help create the essential experience.

LA CROSSE, Wis., August 17, 2022 – Western Technical College’s athletic programs announced today the launching of its electronic ticketing service system for all home games. The new system allows fans to purchase tickets ahead of time, reducing...Read more
LA CROSSE, Wis., August 9, 2022 – A new report from Western Technical College’s K-12 Relations department showed Transcripted Credit saved local students roughly $2.5 million in 2021-22, a jump of approximately $700,000 from the year prior. The...Read more
LA CROSSE, Wis., August 3, 2022 – Western Technical College’s AJ Clauss (they/them) has recently been appointed co-chair of the Wisconsin Technical College System’s (WTCS) Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee. Clauss currently serves as...Read more
LA CROSSE, Wis., July 21, 2022 – Western Technical College announced today the removal of testing and high school transcript requirements for a majority of programs, including programs in the General Studies, Business, and Integrated Technology...Read more
LA CROSSE, Wis., July 20, 2022 – Western Technical College’s agriculture and horticulture programs received a $50,000 grant from Compeer Financial’s Agriculture and Rural Initiative, helping provide funding for the program to purchase hydroponic...Read more
LA CROSSE, Wis., July 19, 2022 – Western Technical College, along with the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS), awarded the WTCS Futuremaker Partner Award to LAB Midwest, a regional distributor of curriculum, training equipment, and eLearning...Read more
LA CROSSE, Wis., June 1, 2022 – Western Technical College was named a recipient of a $22,593 youth fire training grant from the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS) at a press conference Tuesday morning. The grant from...Read more
LA CROSSE, Wis., May 24, 2022 – A new report from Western’s department of Equity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement shows use of Western’s on-campus food pantry, the Cavalier Cupboard, rose dramatically from the year prior, as normal campus...Read more
LA CROSSE, Wis., May 23, 2022 - Thirty-five Western Technical College construction and industrial trade apprentices recently received a $1,500 scholarship from Ascendium Education Group, a non-profit organization that helps students across the...Read more
LA CROSSE, Wis., May 12, 2022 – Western Technical College’s Alumni Association awarded this year’s Distinguished Alumni Award to Tom Colbert, IT Director at Kwik Trip, Inc. in La Crosse. Colbert is a 1986 graduate of Western’s CIS Programmer/Analyst...Read more
LA CROSSE, Wis., May 4, 2022 – Halaynna Macharia, of Whitehall, has been selected as the 2022-23 Western Technical Student Ambassador, an official spokesperson for Western and the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS). As Student Ambassador,...Read more
LA CROSSE, Wis., May 2, 2022 – Western Technical College’s Avery Strangstalien won the national championship in the National Junior College Athletic Association Esports (NJCAAE) competition in Hearthstone, an online collectable card game...Read more
LA CROSSE, Wis., April 27, 2022 – Western Technical College was announced a semifinalist today for the 2023 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the nation’s signature recognition of community and technical colleges that are achieving high...Read more
LA CROSSE, Wis., April 12, 2022 – Western Technical College is launching a new Associate of Arts transfer degree beginning this fall, following approval by the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents last week. The agreement expands on Western’s...Read more
LA CROSSE, Wis., March 1, 2022 – Western Technical College’s Carl Newman was recently named Apprenticeship Instructor of the Year by the Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin. An electrician of 19 years, Newman has been employed with...Read more

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