Archive - August 2011

expand On the job hunt: Unfilled jobs across America, are you qualified? Aug 31 2011

From FoxNews.com: "One the job hunt: Unfilled jobs across America, are you qualified?" -- Every day we hear the steady drumbeat. Unemployment over 9 percent. People who can’t find jobs exhausting their unemployment benefits. Going months – even years without work. Losing their homes to foreclosure. Marital and family breakups. Homelessness. It is tragic. No question. But here’s a bizarre twist. While millions of people can’t find work, there are many American companies who can’t find people to fill open jobs. Thousands of jobs. Good paying jobs. [...]

expand Eau Claire Big Rig Truck Show sets up at CVTC Aug 31 2011

From Chippewa Valley Technical College: "Eau Claire Big Rig Truck Show sets up at CVTC" -- From tricked out trucks to talking to Ice Road Trucker Alex Debogorski, the Eau Claire Big Rig Truck Show had it all! Over 15,000 people came to the Chippewa Valley Technical College parking lot August 19-21 to get a close up view of the trucks you see on the highway. It was the graphics on these trucks that caught people’s attention. [...]

expand Making eyeglasses fit for a princess Aug 29 2011

From jsonline.com: "Making eyeglasses fit for a princess" -- Annie Ellsworth, 3 years old, pulled off her glasses and issued a declaration: Princesses don't wear glasses. Her mom, Kristin, saw an opportunity to prove her wrong - and start a business in the process. The result is Peeps Eyewear LLC, a new Madison company that sells sparkly, pink and purple eyeglass frames in 67 stores in Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana. [...]

expand Robotic milking and cow cams come to NTC Aug 29 2011

From wsaw.com: "Robotic milking and cow cams come to NTC" -- NTC students will hit the books, but they're also hitting the buttons to control a new robotic cow milking machine. Staff are trying to prepare the kids for the farms of the future. Wireless cameras, solar panels, and robots would seem at home in a laboratory, but one local school is putting all that tech to the test on the farm. School and a brand new agriculture center opened this week at Northcentral Technical College. [...]

expand 100 years of Fox Valley Tech College Aug 29 2011

From thenorthwestern.com: "A century later, Fox Valley Technical College's focus unchanged" -- A century ago, Fox Valley Technical College offered teenage students a chance to prepare for mostly gender-specific trades, such as horseshoeing, cabinet-making, dress-making and cooking. One hundred years later, FVTC serves more than 52,000 people of all ages and educational backgrounds, and is the third-largest technical college out of 16 in the state. It offers more than 200 programs of study. The college has seen advancements in course offerings and technology capabilities from 1911 to 2011, and gender roles now are much less rigidly defined. There are men studying nursing and women studying to be electricians.

expand Training exercise teaches students how to prepare for fire Aug 29 2011

From wsaw.com: "Training exercise teaches students how to prepare for a fire" -- Firefighters spent six hours putting out flames in Weston Saturday. It wasn't a real house fire, but a controlled training exercise to teach students about real life scenarios. Northcentral Technical College students training to be firefighters were gearing-up to put out a house fire, so when an emergency call comes in they are prepared to put out the blaze. [...]

expand Mobile lab takes manufacturing training on the road Aug 29 2011

From greenbaypressgazette.com: "Mobile lab takes manufacturing training on the road" -- Dave LeBrun just wanted some up-to-date equipment for his tech classes as Southern Door High School. A ceremony Thursday at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College in Green Bay demonstrated what can happen when you want the right things. NWTC introduced its Computer Integrated Manufacturing Mobile Laboratory, a 44-foot trailer housing 12 CAD/CAM computer stations and two computer numerical control (CNC) machines, a lathe and a mill that will travel to rural high schools to give students hands-on exposure to modern manufacturing.

expand Moraine Park reveals new mascot Aug 29 2011

From the fdlreporter.com: "Moraine Park reveals new mascot" -- As a kickoff to its upcoming centennial year, Moraine Park Technical College revealed its new mascot, the Moraine Park Gray Wolf, to students, faculty, staff and the public during its welcome back lunch at the Fond du Lac campus. New MPTC President Sheila Ruhland had the honor of revealing the new gray wolf mascot to the 2011 student body. [...]

expand WITC proposes second phase of expansion, renovation Aug 29 2011

From the NewRichmond-News.com: "WITC proposes second phase of expansion, renovation" -- Just a year removed from completion of a major renovation and expansion project, the New Richmond campus of Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College is gearing up for another round of construction. The WITC board of directors has unanimously approved a $1.5 million renovation project at New Richmond’s Power Equipment Center, a $1.5 million classroom expansion of the main campus building and a $1 million renovation of existing commons space for 2012. [...]

expand Governor seeks student representative for WTCS Board Aug 26 2011

From WisBusiness.com: "Gov. Walker seeks applicants for student representative on the WTCS Board" -- Governor Scott Walker announced today that he is seeking applicants for a student representative on the Wisconsin Technical College System Board. The student representative is appointed for a two year term, must be over the age of 18, a state resident, enrolled at least half-time, and be in good academic standing. Please note that due to Fox Valley Technical College having been recently represented on the board, no applications will be accepted from this institution. [...]

expand Collaboration is key to success Aug 26 2011

From greenbaypressgazette.com: "Green Bay-area colleges: Collaboration key to success" -- If it takes a village to raise a child, it takes collaboration among area colleges to educate him or her. Educators at St. Norbert College, the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and Northeast Wisconsin Technical College say they believe in collaboration to make the best post-secondary options for students. Schools transfer credits and share speakers. Top administrators meet at least once a semester, as well as serve on some of the same committees. It's a trend educators say they hope to expand.

expand Wisconsin Technical Colleges receive $200,000 from Accelerating Opportunity Aug 26 2011

From wdio.com: "Wisconsin Technical Colleges receive $200,000 from Accelerating Opportunity" -- Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College is one of the 16 Wisconsin Technical Colleges that has been awarded a $200,000 grant from several national foundations seeking to transform the way underprepared individuals get access to adult education. According to a press release, the grant is part of the Accelerating Opportunity, a Breaking Through Initiative project to redesign adult basic education and postsecondary programs to integrate basic skills with practical, occupational training required in today’s job market. [...]

expand New mobile manufacturing lab to provide experience for high school teens Aug 26 2011

From wtaq.com: "New mobile manufacturing lab to provide experience for high school teens" -- GREEN BAY, WI (WTAQ) - A new mobile manufacturing lab trailer is heading across Northeast Wisconsin in hopes of inspiring High School kids to learn the trade. Manufacturing jobs is one of the area’s strongest job creators and markets in area, but a growing number of businesses are finding out workers don’t have the right skills. “It’s one of the best paying industries in northeast Wisconsin” said Bay Area Workforce Development Director James Golembeski. [...]

expand Lambeau expansion to create jobs Aug 26 2011

From Fox11online.com: "Lambeau expansion to create jobs" -- GREEN BAY - The Packers say the new expansion at Lambeau Field will create about 1,600 jobs during the next two years. Several hundred will be construction-related. Many say 1,600 jobs is good news, but the construction business still has a long way to go to truly improve. "It's good," said Jim Golembeski, Bay Area Workforce Development Board. "One of the sectors that was hit most cruelly by the great recession is the construction sector. [...]

expand WCTC to open emergency training facility Aug 26 2011

From jsonline.com: "WCTC to open emergency training facility" -- Village of Pewaukee - A former child care center on the Waukesha County Technical College campus has been turned into a training center that aims to give students, police and other emergency responders a realistic experience - the next best thing to what can be the worst of situations. The public got a firsthand look during a dedication and open house this week at the 20,000-square-foot training center on Morris St., across Highway 16 from the main campus. [...]

expand Anxiety affects new, returning students counselors say Aug 25 2011

From greenbaypressgazette.com: "Anxiety affects new, returning students counselors say" -- The first days and weeks of college can be exciting for students — meeting new roommates, starting new classes and finding their way around campus. Those same experiences can lead to stress, and counselors at three local colleges and universities say both campus life and relationships with family and friends can lead to anxiety for students. [...]

expand Wisconsin colleges, universities staggering from funding losses Aug 25 2011

From ashlandcurrent.com: "Wisconsin colleges, universities staggering from funding losses" -- Rigorous belt-tightening is becoming the mantra at college and universities in Wisconsin and nationwide as states struggle to overcome staggering deficits. Gov. Scott Walker’s aggressive two-year budget plan will reduce the University of Wisconsin System’s budget by $250 million. UW-Superior’s share exceeded $3 million, according to State Rep. Nick Milroy. The state’s technical college system, meanwhile, lost 30 percent of its funding, said State Sen. Bob Jauch. [...]

expand LTC focuses on new ophthalmic assistant program Aug 25 2011

From htrnews.com: "Lakeshore Technical College focuses on new ophthalmic assistant program" -- CLEVELAND — Barbara Dodge sees the future clearly — and it includes a lot more people who will need help seeing for themselves. That's why Dodge, dean of Health and Human Services at Lakeshore Technical College, is thrilled to see LTC add a program that trains tomorrow's eye-care workers. "The eye-care community has communicated a strong need for professionally trained staff," Dodge said. "There are job opportunities out there, and lots of them." LTC's ophthalmic assistant program, new this fall, is designed to meet an expected increase in demand for such services as the population ages.

expand 100 years of Western Technical College Aug 25 2011

From wxow.com: "100 years of Western Technical College" -- LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW)- Western Technical College is celebrating 100 years of education during the 2011-2012 academic year. Established in 1912 as an alternative to high school for continuing education, the school has grown from its first small building to serve 18,000 students in La Crosse and at 6 other locations in western Wisconsin. [...]

expand Tribal dental clinic, Nicolet to offer dental hygiene, assistant degrees Aug 25 2011

From newsofthenorth.net: "New dental clinic in Lac du Flambeau up for tribal referendum" -- On August 8th, the Lac du Flambeau Tribal Council approved a resolution to hold a Tribal referendum asking the membership to borrow $4.7 million, to build a new Dental Clinic- the Peter Christensen Dental Campus. The referendum will be held on August 30th. This week an informational meeting and a public hearing were held to inform the membership about specific details involving the new facility. [...]

expand BTC students seek new future Aug 25 2011

From beloitdailynews.com: "BTC students seek new future" -- Dwight Miller Sr. wants to travel to Ireland and become a famous chef. Jessica Garvin is studying legal administration in hopes of landing a job at the Rock County Sheriff's Department. Both are enrolled at Blackhawk Technical College, where more than 12,000 full and part-time students resumed classes this week. Blackhawk has six campuses scattered between Beloit, Janesville and Monroe with the main location right off of Highway 51 about half way between the Beloit and Janesville. [...]

expand Nicolet College Learning in Retirement Fall Kick-off Sept. 8 Aug 24 2011

From Nicolet College: "Nicolet College Learning in Retirement Fall Kick-off Sept. 8" -- Northwoods retirees interested in life-long learning are invited to attend the Nicolet College Learning in Retirement Fall Kick-Off dinner and social at 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 8, on Nicolet’s Rhinelander campus. The annual event marks the start of the organization’s Fall Session, which features nearly 50 different just-for-the-fun-of-it learning opportunities. The Fall Kick-Off will start at 4:30 p.m. with social time followed at 5 p.m. with music by singer and guitarist Dave Drivas. Dinner will be at 6 p.m. [...]

expand WCTC celebrates new Protective Services Center Aug 24 2011

From the Waukesha Patch: "WCTC Celebrates New Protective Services Center" -- A daycare center converted into an elite training ground for area criminal justice students and law enforcement was unveiled Tuesday afternoon at Waukesha County Technical College. WCTC already has an outstanding program that graduates high caliber police officer recruits, said Brian Dorow, associate dean of the Department of Criminal Justice at the college. [...]

expand FVTC’s May talks about college’s mission Aug 24 2011

From postcrescent.com: "Burning Questions: FVTC's May talks about college's mission" -- Fox Valley Technical College has been providing education to the people of this area for many years. A hundred of them, to be exact. FVTC is celebrating a milestone birthday this year. It's one that the college wants to share with the nine counties it serves through its Grand Chute campus as well as its Oshkosh campus, its five regional centers and its nine training centers.

expand FVTC and UW-RF working to help Ag Engineering students Aug 23 2011

From the Wisconsin Ag Connection: "FVTC and UW-RF working to help Ag Engineering students" -- Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton and the University of Wisconsin-River Falls are teaming up to help students interested in careers in agricultural engineering technology. The 2 + 2 program will allow students who complete the prescribed curriculum at FVTC to earn an associate degree and transfer into the agricultural engineering technology program at UWRF as a junior, on track to complete a baccalaureate degree in two years. [...]

expand LTC plans to start culinary school in Sheboygan Aug 23 2011

From the Sheboygan Press: "LTC plans to start culinary school downtown" -- The effort to develop the abandoned J.J. Koepsell Building in downtown Sheboygan continues, despite the fact that one of its potential tenants — a new culinary program run by Lakeshore Technical College — has chosen another location. The new culinary program, which still needs to be approved by the Wisconsin Technical College System board in November, is expected to start in May 2012, according to the college. The LTC board unanimously approved the program at its August meeting.

expand LTC Board approves culinary programs Aug 22 2011

From the Herald Times Reporter: "LTC Board approves culinary programs" -- CLEVELAND — The Lakeshore Technical College board unanimously approved at its August meeting two new culinary programs to be offered by the college as early as May, pending final approval by the Wisconsin Technical College System board in November, according to a news release from LTC. The approval opens the door for the college to enter into a lease agreement with City Streets Riverside of Sheboygan to serve as the home for the college's new Culinary Institute, which could begin training students as early as May.

expand FVTC study gains world attention for crash reconstruction Aug 22 2011

From the Fox 11 WULK TV: "FVTC study gains world attention for crash reconstruction" -- APPLETON - Research in our area has accident reconstruction experts throughout the world paying attention. Police departments in Canada plan to use the developments for training. Those locally are eyeing it too. Investigators say when faced with a complex crash scene, like the 12 vehicle pile-up that closed Highway 41 for hours this May, they need technology on their side. Recent work at Fox Valley Technical College is helping provide it. "It is buried, but this box right in here is the computer for the engine," instructor Mike Farrell with the college, pointed out. Farrell has been studying that box on Caterpillar (CAT) engines with the Wisconsin State Patrol. "Tells it when to fire, how to operate and for engine protection if it has low engine pressure, high coolant temperature, it's going to either decelerate or shut the engine off, it's going to warn the driver," Farrell said of the computer.

expand Madison College part of success story Aug 19 2011

From the Capital Times: "Crime and Courts: A jail diversion success story" -- There are a lot of people who don't agree with the philosophy behind jail diversion programs. The state, for instance, has turned back the clock on early release of prison inmates, instead re-embracing the "truth-in-sentencing" philosophy that took hold in the state in 1999. That's despite budgetary payoffs in such states as Texas and Kansas, where officials have employed strategies to keep prison populations in check. [...]

expand NTC a safe haven for some exchange students Aug 19 2011

From the Wausau Herald: "Wausau a safe haven for some exchange students" -- It has been more than a week since Teresa Gonzalez began a new journey in Wausau, where she will attend college free from the violence that has devastated her home country of Mexico. "Since the first day I arrived, I've had a feeling of security that's hard to explain," Gonzalez, 24, said, speaking in Spanish. "I'm free to walk around, and I even took the bus here knowing that it would pick me up and that I'd be safe." In Tijuana, the northern Mexico city where Gonzalez lived recently, news broadcasts of violence determined the travel route she would take to her factory job each day.

expand State aid reductions leave state schools suffering Aug 19 2011

From BusinessNorth.com: "State aid reductions leave Wisconsin schools suffering to different degrees" -- Rigorous belt-tightening is becoming the mantra at college and universities in Wisconsin and nationwide as states struggle to overcome staggering deficits. Gov. Scott Walker’s aggressive two-year budget plan will reduce the University of Wisconsin System’s budget by $250. UW-Superior’s share exceeded $3 million, according to State Rep. Nick Milroy. The state’s technical college system, meanwhile, lost 30 percent of its funding, said State Sen. Bob Jauch. [...]

expand More Wisconsin students academically prepared for college Aug 19 2011

From the WJFW.com: "State sees higher ACT scores" -- As kids prepare to go back to school, the state gets good news about its average ACT scores. Students across Wisconsin are testing higher on the college prep exam, raising the state average score from 21.1 to 22.2 out of 36. Nicolet College Admissions Director Susan Kordula says she's seen how the test can help. [...]

expand DWD, NWTC offer leadership training Aug 18 2011

From the Green Bay Press Gazette: "RGL Specialty Services graduates 70 from leadership, team-building programs" -- RGL Specialty Services of Green Bay this week is graduating 70 employees from an eight-week leadership-training program and a four-week team-building program. The leadership training program was partially funded by a grant from the state Department of Workforce Development. It was carried out in partnership with Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. Training modules focused on improving internal communication and teaching about servant leadership, conflict resolution, behavior styles through team-building exercises and personality assessments. RGL said that prior to joining the company, 60 percent of its team leaders had no supervisory training.

expand NTC Alumni Association holds event for Health Care Professionals Aug 18 2011

From NTC: "NTC Alumni Association holds event for Health Care Professionals" -- (Wausau, WI) – The Northcentral Technical (NTC) College Alumni Association is pleased to offer a special evening conference for health care professionals. Emerging Trends in Health Care is special evening conference on Tuesday, September 6, 2011, from 4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at the NTC Center for Health Sciences. [...]

expand Bids to build MATC health facility $6 million under budget Aug 18 2011

From the Capital Times: "Campus Connection: Bids to build MATC health facility $6 million under budget" -- Madison Area Technical College is saving some big bucks due to a sluggish economy and today's ultra-competitive construction industry. MATC just finalized the bid process for the construction aspects of its new Health Education Building, and the project came in nearly 20 percent under budget. "We had been hearing that the industry had been experiencing those kinds of bid results, so we were hopeful," says Roger Price, MATC's vice president for infrastructure services. "This is significant." [...]

expand CVTC students help with peanut butter drive Aug 18 2011

From wqow.com: "Church to send around 28,000 jars of peanut butter to Haiti" -- A church in Lake Hallie is doing its part to help feed the hungry in Haiti. A devastating earthquake hit the island nation in 2010; the worst in two centuries. That earthquake left thousands homeless and without food. Landmark Christian Church and its volunteers are helping, one jar of peanut butter at a time. "What we are hoping to do is send about 28,000 jars of peanut butter to Haiti. The children there just don't have a good source of protein. Peanut butter is a wonderful source. Ounce for ounce, about the same protein as pork," says the church's associate minister, Mike Cohoon. [...]

expand Technical colleges, Money Matters Aug 16 2011

Video from Wisconsin Public Television: "Technical colleges, Money Matterss" -- Here and Now: Frederica Freyberg spotlights Wisconsin's budget and the state's technical college system

expand Pre-college camps help incoming students learn how to learn Aug 16 2011

From Madison.com: "Pre-college camps help incoming students learn how to learn" -- The fall semester hasn't officially started yet, but this week a group of incoming Madison Area Technical College students gathered on campus to study in groups, submit homework, and take notes on lectures. They won't be tested. They're just practicing. Programs like this one at MATC — called Learning to Learn Camp — are increasingly common at colleges and universities as educators try to prepare students for the academic rigor and social stresses of college. [...]

expand Wisconsin Technical Colleges receive adult education support Aug 15 2011

From the Ashland Current: "Wisconsin Technical Colleges receive Adult Education support" -- The Wisconsin Technical College System recently received a $200,000 grant from several national foundations seeking to transform the way underprepared individuals get access to adult education. The grant is part of the Accelerating Opportunity, a Breaking Through Initiative project to redesign adult basic education and postsecondary programs to integrate basic skills with practical, occupational training required in today’s job market. [...]

expand State tackles jobs mismatch Aug 12 2011

From InBusiness Magazine: "State tackles jobs mismatch" -- More than 100,000 Wisconsinites are collecting unemployment insurance, yet a state website has about 30,000 job openings posted, which begs the question: aren't there some matches to be found? This skills mismatch, in part a function of long-term unemployment that gradually erodes worker skills, and ever-changing technology in the workplace that aids that erosion, has the Department of Workforce Development (DWD) scrambling for short- and long-term fixes, and local colleges – technical and executive education – crafting new ways to serve local employers and workers. [...]

expand Nicolet College helps develop new businesses Aug 12 2011

From the Wausau Daily Herald -- TOMAHAWK -- Tomahawk's Main Street organization will throw open the doors of downtown storefronts this weekend, hopeful that visitors will see something they like and invest in the community. Main Street, a nonprofit organization that works with the state to stimulate downtown growth, is calling the effort Opportunity Knocks. Organizers are working in conjunction with Thrilla on the Grilla, a barbecue rib competition that draws thousands to the downtown area each year.

expand Fire fighters train at NWTC Aug 12 2011

From the Green Bay Press Gazette: "Green Bay Fire Department holds live training sessions" -- Armed with a blowtorch instead of a water hose, Green Bay Fire Department Capt. Tony Piontek entered the bedroom of a one-story home Thursday morning on the city's northeast side. Then, just as he did to a neighboring bedroom more than an hour before, he set it on fire.

expand FVTC grads find success after school Aug 12 2011

From WFRV: "FVTC grads find success after school" -- APPLETON (WFRV) -- Graduates of Fox Valley Technical College are being placed in jobs and making more money over the years according to school officials. Eighty-Five percent of graduates get jobs in their chosen career path and their salaries have increased as well. One hundred percent of 2010 graduates have been placed in jobs from 16 different programs the college offers. [...]

expand CVTC helps offer auto safety class for teens Aug 11 2011

From the Chippewa Herald: "Car control class geared toward teens" -- The risk of motor vehicle crashes is higher among 16- to 19-year-olds than among any other age group. In fact, per mile driven, teen drivers ages 16 to 19 are four times more likely than older drivers to crash, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Mayo Clinic Health System and Chippewa Valley Technical College have teamed up to offer Car Control Class, a daylong event that allows 20 teen drivers to experience real-world accident situations in a safe environment and then learn how to correct them. The class will be offered from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29 at CVTC’s West Campus, 4000 Campus Road, Eau Claire. [...]

expand Learning horticulture at Fox Valley Tech Aug 11 2011

From wearegreenbay.com: "Green Sceen: Learning horticulture at Fox Valley Tech" -- Appleton -- The demand for jobs in the horticulture industry is growing an estimated 22 percent next year, partly because more people are taking pride in their landscaping. Fox Valley Tech is one local school that's helping to meet that demand through it's horticulture program. Growing season is year- round at Fox Valley Technical College, because of their on-campus greenhouses. [...]

expand Wisconsin Technical Colleges enter into transfer agreement with Ottawa University Aug 10 2011

From the Superior Telegram: "Wisconsin Technical Colleges enter into transfer agreement with Ottawa University" -- A new transfer agreement provides yet another option for graduates of Wisconsin’s 16 technical colleges. Wisconsin Technical College System graduates can now transfer all successfully completed associate degree credits to Ottawa University and apply them toward bachelor degree requirements. Successfully completed courses are those in which students earn a C or better. [...]

expand CVTC to infuse over $275,000 of training into local businesses Aug 10 2011

From Chippewa Valley Technical College: "CVTC to infuse over $275,000 of training into local businesses" -- Chippewa Valley Technical College (CVTC) recently received approval from the Wisconsin Technical College System for four Workforce Advancement Training (WAT) grants for a total of $275,150. WAT grants promote increased investment in the development of incumbent workers, improve Wisconsin businesses’ productivity and competitiveness, augment the state’s economic base and expand technical college training services to businesses and industry. [...]

expand The new adult ed: Basic skills plus job skills Aug 09 2011

From Community College Spotlight: "The new adult ed: Basic skills plus job skills" -- Jobs for the Future‘s Accelerating Opportunity has awarded grants to 11 states to transform adult education by integrating basic skills and job training. Over 26 million adults lack a high school diploma, but less than 10 percent are enrolled in adult basic education programs. Many who try adult ed quit after a semester or two without earning any credential. [...]

expand Retraining U: Smart community colleges earn an A Aug 09 2011

From AARP: "Retaining U." -- David Kieffer saw it coming, but still it stung. The 56-year-old from Eagle River, Wisconsin, had worked for three years as a carpenter's assistant, watching helplessly as home construction dried up. By the end of 2009 he was jobless and unable to find steady work. "I'd never had a problem finding a job before," he says. "I must have sent out 50 resumes--and didn't receive one reply." For a year he took odd jobs through a temp service. Then, in January, Kieffer learned that Nicolet College, in nearby Rhinelander [...]

expand Editorial: Class aimed at coping with parental stress Aug 09 2011

From the Oshkosh Northwestern: "Editorial: Class aimed at coping with parental stress" -- Parenting is tough business. While, yes, the joys are innumerable, sometimes the job and the stress that it brings on can seem too much and begin to wear down even the best. This is something that is even more true for single-parent homes and others facing other circumstances. But there is now a free class for those wanting help in managing that stress and learning how to better deal with it and, in the process, possibly become a better parent. Fox Valley Technical College, Christine Ann Domestic Abuse Shelter and Advocap have teamed up to offer a stress management class for single mothers and female displaced homemakers. [...]

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