Hired Before Graduation

At Southwest Tech, we pride ourselves on working every day for the success of our students. With more than 60 programs being offered, there is an option for everyone. Given the skilled instructors and active learning opportunities, our graduates are prized by area companies.

97% Students Employed within a Year

100% Employer Satisfaction with Graduates

Forbes Top Trade Schools of 2018

#1 Ranked Technical College in Wisconsin

More than 97 percent of our students are employed within the first year of graduation. In fact, many students are “Hired Before Graduation.” And those students are finding meaningful careers, not just jobs, in everything from healthcare to agriculture and everything in between.

Hired Before Graduation – Calvin Peterson

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Name: Calvin Peterson Hometown: Red Wing, Minnesota Graduation date: May 18, 2019 Area of study: Building Trades – Carpentry Place of employment: Joe Strauss Construction Job title: Carpenter Job responsibilities: Measuring, cutting, and installing material for homeowner. How did Southwest

Hired Before Graduation – Teresa Dresen

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Name: Teresa Dresen Hometown: Boscobel, Wisconsin Graduation date: May 18, 2019 Area of study: Health Information Technology Place of employment: Richland Medical Center Job title: Medical Coder Job responsibilities: Coder is responsible for reviewing the diagnostic and procedural documentation in

Hired Before Graduation – Preston Colburn

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Name: Preston Colburn Hometown: Viroqua, Wisconsin Graduation date: May 18, 2019 Area of study: Agricultural Power and Equipment Technician Place of employment: Hillsboro Equipment Job title: Service Technician Job responsibilities: Diagnose and repair agriculture equipment How did Southwest Tech prepare