COVID-19

Southwest Wisconsin Technical College continues to implement measures to curb the spread of COVID-19. The posts listed here relate to our communication as to how we are dealing with the pandemic and the steps we are taking to keep the health and wellness of our Southwest Tech community and the greater community around us forwardmost in our actions.

Update From President, Jason S. Wood, Ph.D. – September 18, 2021

Hi Folks, When I interviewed for the job here at the college approximately six and half years ago, I shared this video about moving seemingly impossible obstacles from our paths.  If you have a moment, I would appreciate knowing if …

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Update From President, Jason S. Wood, Ph.D. – September 4, 2021

Hi Folks, We are living in times rarely seen, if ever, throughout history.  The human experience has certainly never been characterized by such instantaneous access to seemingly everything in our “always on” and hyper-connected cultures.  The intense impact on our …

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Update From President, Jason S. Wood, Ph.D. – August 30, 2021

Greetings! Labor Day will be here in just over a week.  It is a holiday to celebrate the prosperity we enjoy as a country due to the work we do as a people.  I want to take a moment and …

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Update From President, Jason S. Wood, Ph.D. – August 14, 2021

Greetings! Thank you to everyone who was able to attend in-service.  As the fall semester begins, we focus our thoughts and efforts even more keenly on our students and their success.  Please know you make a difference and it is …

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Update From President, Jason S. Wood, Ph.D. – August 9, 2021

Dear Faculty and Staff, Thank you to the many Southwest Tech employees, students, and alumni who helped with the response to the tornados in Boscobel and Muscoda.  I am grateful nobody was hurt.  Several people have sent me updates noting …

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Update From President, Jason S. Wood, Ph.D. – July 30, 2021

Hopefully this message finds you having recently enjoyed time with your family or friends.  If not, hopefully you have plans to do so soon. 😊 As we prepare to return for the fall semester, I am reminded of the words …

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Update From President, Jason S. Wood, Ph.D. – July 23, 2021

Greetings, Colleagues! Go ahead and celebrate…BUCKS IN SIX!!!  Congratulations to our very own Milwaukee Bucks for winning the NBA championship.  As a fan of both basketball and competition, I enjoyed learning more about Most Valuable Player Giannis Antetokounmpo.  This glimpse …

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Effective Immediately | Southwest Tech transitions to Phase V of the Return to Campus Plan

Dear faculty, staff, and students, As you likely have heard, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear a face-covering or practice social distancing. The Wisconsin Department of Health has …

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Vaccination Clinic Update

Good afternoon, Due to the joint recommendation of the CDC and FDA to pause the use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine out of an abundance of caution, the Grant County Health Department will now provide 100 Moderna COVID-19 …

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Vaccine Clinic Update

Good morning, Today the CDC and FDA made the recommendation to pause the use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine out of an abundance of caution. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services will be issuing a statement today, and …

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Vaccine Clinic at Southwest Tech on April 19

Grant County Health Department Clinic will host a COVID-19 vaccine clinic at Southwest Tech, Monday, April 19, 2021.  All faculty, staff and students, and those living in their households are now eligible for vaccine appointments. Dear faculty, staff, and students, The …

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Update From President, Jason S. Wood, Ph.D. – Feb 27, 2021

Good afternoon, Another month comes to a close.  The at-least-not-freezing temperatures locally will continue to trend warmer as we prepare to welcome the rejuvenating powers of spring.  Our traditional academic cycle is not unlike the seasons.  I am grateful for …

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Update From President, Jason S. Wood, Ph.D. – Feb 13, 2021

Dear Campus Community, Please know I hope you are well.  As more of us are affected by the pandemic, may we remember to care for each other and care for our students.  The goodwill that comes from caring for others …

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Update From President, Jason S. Wood, Ph.D. – Feb 5, 2021

Dear Southwest Tech Family and Friends, So many of you are working extremely diligently to serve our students and each other.  We are grateful for your efforts and appreciate what you accomplish.  You literally improve people’s lives through your actions …

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Update From President, Jason S. Wood, Ph.D. – Jan 23, 2021

Dear College Community, Congratulations to everyone!  By many measures we had a great first week to the semester!  Thank you for your efforts to cautiously re-open campus with purpose.  We appreciate your emphasis on helping students learn both inside and …

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Classes Start Monday, January 18!

Good Morning Southwest Tech Students, The faculty and staff at Southwest Tech are extremely excited to open our doors to you tomorrow, Monday, January 18! We are deeply grateful that you chose Southwest Tech to help pursue your goals. As …

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Update From President, Jason S. Wood, Ph.D. – Jan 16, 2021

Hi Folks, Thank you for attending in-service.  I appreciated the chance to be together.  My best to everyone as we start another semester on Monday.  We do what we do because we make a difference…and we do it very well. …

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Return to Campus Plan Update – Email to students

Good Afternoon, We look forward to courses starting next week and seeing you! In response to the continued management of COVID-19 at Southwest Tech, the college has been evaluating all viable options for our students to return to campus. Please …

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Update From President, Jason S. Wood, Ph.D. – Jan 9, 2021

Dear Colleagues, While I wish I could muster an energetic “happy new year”…I am weary from watching heartbreaking and horrifying events unfold in our country.  I am overwhelmed with my feelings of inadequacy and insignificance to make a difference.  The …

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Update From President, Jason S. Wood, Ph.D. – Dec 19, 2020

Dear College Family, The end of each year is always a time of joy for me…we remember to be grateful, we have a chance to give to others, and we are renewed with the opportunity to set goals.  This year …

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