Fiber optic training making an IMPACT

Southwest Tech is at the forefront when it comes to technical certification training, thanks to a $1.25 million IMPACT grant. The four-year grant, which will be completed June 30, 2020, was provided through the U.S. Department of Labor, with the

Grant program partnership boosts businesses, workers

As an electrician, Chris Tipton didn’t have much of a problem finding work, even though he hadn’t achieved journeyman status in the trade. But there’s a difference between just holding a job and building a future, particularly when the family

Southwest Tech earns no. 13 ranking by Forbes

  Forbes has named Southwest Wisconsin Technical College one of its top 25 two-year trade schools in its 2018 rankings recently released by the magazine. The rankings, which cover more than 700 two-year trade schools in the nation, have Southwest

Farm to Tech event offers unique dining experience

The first-ever Southwest Tech Farm to Tech Table Progressive Dinner offered a unique dining experience on Sept 15. More than 100 attendees were treated to a delicious meal of local farm fresh ingredients, some grown on campus. The meal was

Dairy Goat Academy to attract experts in the field

In coordination with the Wisconsin Dairy Goat Association, Southwest Wisconsin Technical College in Fennimore, Wisconsin, will be hosting the Dairy Goat Academy on Sept. 28 and 29. The two-day event will include meat goat specific programming, as well as breakout

Options allow high school students to jump start college career

New and traditional programs offered through Southwest Wisconsin Technical College in Fennimore, Wisconsin aim to give high school students a career advantage upon graduation. 20/2020 New this fall is the 20/2020 program, designed specifically in the debut year for those

‘Chipper Days’ assists area farmers

With each harvest season comes the annual Corn Silage Chipper Day event, organized in part by Southwest Wisconsin Technical College. This year’s “Chipper Days” were held at Krone America in Platteville on Aug. 22 and at Reddy Ag Service in

High school teachers learn small engine repair

As part of the Wisconsin Technical Colleges GPR Grant – Pistons to Pathways, 12 local high school technical education, and agriculture teachers have been at Southwest Wisconsin Technical College in Fennimore this week for Briggs & Stratton small engine training.

Golf event to support students

The game of golf is sometimes described as a “gentlemen’s game.” On Friday, Sept. 7, Southwest Tech’s annual Charger Golf Classic will be a day of fun for everyone. The event will be held from 11 a.m.–7 p.m. at the

Alumnus earns national meat processors award

Rick McLimans, a sales and marketing consultant with Excalibur Seasoning, has been named the 2018 F.W. Witt Supplier of the Year Award by the American Association of Meat Processors (AAMP). AAMP is the largest meat trade organization in North America with