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Fire Protection Student Experiences First Live Burn

Fire Protection Student Experiences First Live Burn

December 1, 2019

The first live burn in the Fire Protection Technician program can be a little scary. Handling equipment and battling a live blaze for the first time can make first-year students a bit nervous. For student Keegan Mickey, his experience was no different. “I’ve never had the experience of being that close to a fire. We were able to put together all we have learned to put it out,” said Keegan.

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South Sudan to Janesville: One Student’s Pursuit of Education

November 4, 2019

While some students travel down the street or across the county to attend Blackhawk, one particular student has traveled a much greater distance. Business Management student Abraham Riar took an uncommon path to Blackhawk. Abraham, once a refugee in the northern part of Kenya, now calls Janesville and Blackhawk home.

Students at the Center of Blackhawk Future

October 24, 2019

The College celebrated the grand re-opening of the Student Success Center with a Ribbon Cutting on Monday, Oct. 21. The newly renovated Student Success Center brings many areas together to better support students in one central location. Areas included in the renovation are library services, tutoring, writing and math labs, testing, and faculty support. 

From Student to Teacher, Blackhawk Instructor Dedicated to Student Success

October 11, 2019

Automotive Technician Program Instructor Sheldon Newkirk knows firsthand what it is like to be a Blackhawk Technical College student. He came through the college’s Automotive Program as a non-traditional student. “My goal is to give students that same wonderful environment that I experienced,” said Newkirk. Before starting the Blackhawk program, Newkirk gained hands-on experience in the Army as well as in the drag racing circuit in South Carolina.

Department of Workforce Development Secretary Caleb Frostman Visits Blackhawk Technical College

October 4, 2019

Blackhawk Technical College welcomed Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development Secretary Caleb Frostman to its Advanced Manufacturing Training Center in Milton on Friday, Oct. 4. Secretary Frostman’s visit was a part of the college’s Manufacturing Days celebration. Nearly 1,000 high school students participated in the two-day event that included hands-on learning in advanced manufacturing. The goal of Manufacturing Days is to provide early exposure to the wide variety of advanced manufacturing careers available in our region.

Blackhawk to Celebrate Manufacturing Days

MFG Day Shines Spotlight on Local Employers, Education Pathways and Career Opportunities

September 27, 2019
Manufacturing Days has become an annual event at Blackhawk Technical College. The event has grown so much since its inception that two days are now necessary to accommodate the number of participating high school students. This year’s celebration will take place on October 3 and 4 with 18 schools and 26 employers participating.
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