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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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Jeff Kropp Named Beloit Rotary Educator of the Month

May 24, 2019

Jeff Kropp, Department Chair of the Business and General Education Division at Blackhawk Technical College, has been named the Beloit Rotary Educator of the Month. The Beloit Rotary recognized Kropp at their monthly meeting on May 21. Kropp was honored for his commitment to student success.

Tools of the Trade Scholarships Awarded to Blackhawk Tech Apprentices

Funds Help Finance Equipment, Tools and Clothing to Help Apprentices Succeed

May 8, 2019

Thirteen Blackhawk Technical College construction and industrial trades’ apprentices have each received $1,500 scholarships from Ascendium Education Group (formerly Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation & Affiliates). The Tools of the Trade Apprentice Scholarship program helps apprentices with financial need complete their programs and advance to in-demand jobs.

BTC Honors Student Success at Annual Award Ceremony

May 6, 2019

Blackhawk Technical College faculty and staff recently gathered for the 2019 Award Ceremony. In addition to recognizing students for academic and leadership achievement, the event also honored community and student organizations, faculty and staff.

Family Creates Scholarship in Memory of Officer Tom Niman

May 3, 2019

Thanks to the generosity of one local family, future police officers now have the opportunity to receive help to pay for their educational expenses at Blackhawk Technical College. The scholarship created in the memory of Beloit Police Department Officer Tom Niman will benefit a student interested in joining a local police department.

BTC to Launch Part-Time Law Enforcement Academy

May 2, 2019

Blackhawk Technical College is excited to announce a part-time Law Enforcement Academy beginning on June 3, 2019. The program is one of only two part-time police training programs in Wisconsin. Recruits who successfully complete the 720-hour training program are able to gain certification as a police officer through the State of Wisconsin Department of Justice/Training and Standards Bureau.

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