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A New Normal

Western Technical College’s Electromechanical Technology program is highly developed for the manufacturing world. Students learn about systems that integrate with computers, hydraulics, and mechanical control systems. It’s a mix of both theory and hands-on work, and prepares students with a skillset in an increasingly technological field. But a few weeks ago, everything changed.  Since the […]

Western Alumni Association Announces 2020 Distinguished Alumnus

Western Technical College’s Alumni Association awarded this year’s Distinguished Alumni Award to Chad Wehrs, owner of Wehrs Machine and Racing Products and an advocate for career and technical education in the area. Wehrs is a 1997 graduate of the Machine Tooling program. Following graduation, he used his life savings to purchase equipment in designing and […]

People

Honoring The Heroes

Over the last several weeks, Western has been highlighting recent Respiratory Therapist grads on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. Below are just a few of those stories. Lauren “The COVID19 pandemic has created a unique opportunity to highlight the value of respiratory therapists, an oftentimes unrecognized field. I am proud of my colleagues, […]

Athletics

Western’s Brent Thill Named National Coach-Of-The-Year

Western’s women’s basketball head coach Brent Thill was named National Coach-of-the-Year this week by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). The first year coach led the Cavaliers to their first national championship in school history by defeating conference rival Northland 69-60 in the NJCAA Division III National Championship last month in Rockford, Ill. This […]