News Release

For Immediate Release

Contact: Daniel Wackershauser, Marketing Specialist
Phone: 608.822.2303
Mail: 1800 Bronson Blvd., Fennimore, WI 53809
Date of Release: March 27, 2023

Roesch selected as state student ambassador

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Each year, Southwest Wisconsin Technical College selects one student as its state student ambassador. This student represents the college through the program, organized by the Wisconsin State Technical College System (WTCS).

This year, Kyle Roesch, Lancaster, was chosen as Southwest Tech’s representative. He is currently enrolled in the Electro-Mechanical Technology, and Instrumentation and Controls Technology programs. At 27 years old, Roesch is a non-traditional student. He returned to Southwest Tech after earning an associate degree in Agribusiness Science and Technology – Agribusiness Management in 2017.

Roesch continued his Southwest Tech education to build on his career goals. “Choosing the Electro-Mech and Instrumentation and Controls Technology programs I can apply things I already know mechanically, but enhance them into a more integrated system,” he said.

A high-demand career field was another reason Roesch decided to enroll in the programs and return to college. “Southwest Tech puts you in front of those options all the time,” he said. “There’s so many options that you can take with Southwest Tech.”

Roesch grew up on the family farm in rural Lancaster and he continues to work full-time there, as well as at Saputo in Lancaster. Coming into the programs, he had some electrical experience from working on the farm. “I didn’t understand the background of it,” he said. “How electricity works and how things need to be set up the way they need to be set up.”

Even though he has shifted careers, Roesch says he is not leaving behind what he has learned. “I still use a lot of the things I learned,” he said. “My resume is a huge one. I built my resume when I first came here. Through one of the clubs I was a part of in the agribusiness program, we would do these competitions and my resume would always receive high marks and good feedback. To this day I still get amazing feedback on how my resume has been built.”

Following graduation, Roesch plans to work in his career of study, possibly as a maintenance technician or supervisor of maintenance, locally. “I’d like to take some of the stuff I learned in the agribusiness program and combine it with the electro-mech program,” he said.

The objectives of the WTCS State Student Ambassador Program:

  • foster public awareness and appreciation for the high-quality system of technical education that contributes to the state’s economy and its communities;
  • highlight the technical skills, academic achievements, community impact and leadership – in the classroom, workplace and community – of Wisconsin’s technical college students and graduates;
  • encourage ongoing collaboration in the delivery of technical education among state and local education, workforce and economic development, and industry partners;
  • emphasize the uniquely valuable role of affordable, flexible and responsive technical education in an era of rapid change in the workplace and in every facet of a modern economy; and
  • inspire pride in technical education among students, graduates and all involved in its delivery.


| Southwest Wisconsin Technical College, a finalist for the 2023 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, is one of 16 institutions that comprise the Wisconsin Technical College System. Southwest Tech offers more than 60 programs in a wide variety of disciplines. Courses are offered on campus, online, HyFlex and in a blended format. The college provides apprenticeship, certificate, technical diploma, and associate degree programs that respond to district workforce needs and prepare student for family-sustaining jobs and career advancement. |

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