I had an opportunity today to stop by the Health Care Job Fair at our Appleton Campus, joined by Mary Downs, executive director of the FVTC Foundation, and State Representative Mike Rohrkaste. What a wonderful array of health care employers represented there, all looking for talent to support their facilities or operations in northeast Wisconsin. Continue reading
This year’s Fox Valley Technical College Community Open House on October 3 welcomed a record turnout. The event, which is also held at our regional centers and at the Oshkosh Riverside campus, offers something for everyone. You can explore career paths, learn about paying for college, talk to instructors and current students, check out amazing technologies, and apply for college without paying an admission fee.
Now that summer is pretty much behind us and the county fairs are over, there’s another kind of fair that becomes important for both employers and potential job seekers from both our student body and the community.
Last week I was able to get “up close and personal” with Oshkosh Corporation in two very different ways. The first was through a conversation with one of our student veterans who was sharing with me how he had survived explosions in three separate encounters while serving in the Middle East, the last one being very serious and causing substantial personal injury. He was quick to point out, though, as he pulled up a photo on his phone of what was left of the vehicle he was riding in, that he wouldn’t be here today if it weren’t for Oshkosh Corporation.
When summer comes, year after year, we gather people together to celebrate the completion of a new single family home somewhere in the Fox Valley Region – a home that’s been completely constructed by our Residential Building Construction students, with the guidance of our faculty and staff. A few weeks ago, we held this annual celebration in Greenville.
This past Sunday reminded me once again how special our spring commencement ceremony is. Not only is the event a culmination of another successful academic year, but during our May 14 commencement ceremony there were more than 500 graduates to congratulate – a record number to walk across the stage in our formal cap and gown ceremony!
An exceptional effort last week by students from our Automation and Electronics Club, as well as the faculty and staff who supported their work in holding the largest recycling day at FVTC to date in celebration of Earth Week.