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Wisconsin Tech Colleges Mark Careers in Energy Week
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 09/29/2015

The Wisconsin Technical College System announced the statewide launch of Tech College Effect: Energy. The spotlight will offer events and promote awareness of diverse energy jobs from October 12-16, and coincides with the Center for Energy Workforce Development's 'Careers in Energy Week.'

It all kicks off with a ribbon-cutting and open house for Chippewa Valley Technical College's new 46,000 square-foot Energy Education Center. That program will provide training for over 6,000 projected job openings and provide retraining for over 45,000 individuals already in the workforce in the CVTC area.

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College is inviting high school students for a day of electrical power and gas utility career exploration with pole climbing and demonstrations. Milwaukee Area Technical College will hold a job fair with We Energies. Other technical colleges will participate in a joint social media campaign to bring attention to an array of energy opportunities, from solar panel technicians to electrical line workers.

According to the Mid-West Energy Research Consortium Wisconsin's energy, power and control sectors employ over 100,000 people and generate $38 billion in annual sales.

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