• News for Community

    Tuesday, March 28, 2023
    The Heart of Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce, located in Wisconsin Rapids, WI, held its 75th Annual Meeting & Awards dinner on March 8th, 2023 at the Ridges Golf Course & Banquet Facility. Chamber Investors gathered to celebrate this year's eleven award winners that included, Professional Growth Award, Chamber Champion Award, Community Spirit Award, Shining Star Award, Home Grown Service Award, ...read more
    Categories: Chamber News, Member News, Chamber, Community, Press Release
    Monday, March 27, 2023
    Mid-State Technical College was among four partnering technical colleges recently awarded a $4.9 million Strengthening Community College Training grant by the U.S. Department of Labor. The award is one of 15 grants totaling $50 million to help 15 community colleges in 14 states improve equitable access to training for good-paying jobs. Joining with Mid-State in the consortium were lead college ...read more
    Categories: Education, Health, Community, Economic
    Thursday, March 23, 2023
    Over 500 local middle and high school FFA students from 32 different schools gathered at Mid-State Technical College’s Marshfield campus on Tuesday, March 21, for the annual FFA Career Development Events (CDE) competition.  The competition covered a range of events, including dairy cattle evaluation, floriculture, forestry, livestock judging, milk quality and products, vet science and more. Top ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education
    Wednesday, March 22, 2023
    The U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $2 million grant to Mid-State Technical College to support the development of the College’s Advanced Manufacturing, Engineering Technology and Apprenticeship (AMETA) Center. The award was announced in an EDA press release in early March.   Located on I-39 in the Stevens Point Industrial Park, the AMETA Center ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Community, Education
    Monday, March 20, 2023
    Foster families with children in grades 5 through 12 are invited to Mid-State Technical College’s Youth Program Exploration Event on Saturday, April 22, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This free event hosted on the Wisconsin Rapids Campus gives participants a chance to learn new skills, build relationships and explore career programs. Lunch is included. Learning activities at the Youth Program ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education
    Thursday, March 16, 2023
    On March 6, Vinny Ritchay was promoted to Vice President – Commercial Credit at Prevail Bank. “Vinny has 12 years of credit experience and knows the bank’s credit philosophy and processes very well,” said Nathan Quinnell, President of Prevail Bank. “He has a great work ethic, and we feel he has earned this opportunity to continue to further his career.” Ritchay’s responsibilities will include ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release, Member, Member News
    Wednesday, March 15, 2023
    Mid-State Technical College is again offering its popular 1-2-3 for Free tuition scholarships. Participants are eligible to receive up to $900 in free tuition sponsored by the Mid-State Technical College Foundation, Inc. The program is designed to encourage students to start and stick with a degree program. Participants will receive one free credit of college tuition during the summer semester. ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education
    Tuesday, March 14, 2023
    Mid-State Technical College is partnering with the Adams County Officers Association to host an Emergency Services Conference on Saturday, April 1. All those who work in emergency services are invited to attend the all-day event. The Emergency Services Conference will be held at the Adams-Friendship Fine Arts Center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with check-in starting at 8:15 a.m. The event and lunch are ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education
    Tuesday, March 14, 2023
    Running a small business can be challenging, especially when it comes to managing financial and operational problems that arise. That's why we here at the Heart of Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce have gathered some tips to help you strengthen your business and get back on track. Let's take a look:Pare Down Product Offerings Having too many products can hurt your bottom line as there is an ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article, Press Release, Member, Chamber News, Member News
    Monday, March 13, 2023
    For the first time since its start in 2018, Mid-State’s Metal Mania summer training program will be offered as a five-credit local certificate starting in June. The Metal Mania: Turning Machines certificate is fully sponsored by the Gene Haas Foundation Scholarship and will run June 12 – July 26.  The 10 available seats for the free training are open to high school and college students as well as ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education
    Friday, March 10, 2023
    This spring Mid-State Technical College is bringing back the Central Wisconsin Farm Profitability Expo, in partnership with UW-Madison Extension, Wisconsin Potato Vegetable Growers Association, Petenwell and Castle Rock Stewards (PACRS) and Wood County Land and Water Conservation. The event will be hosted on the Wisconsin Rapids campus on Wednesday, March 22, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The expo is ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Community, Education
    Thursday, March 09, 2023
    Mid-State Technical College’s summer term starts in June with service member priority registration opening on Thursday, March 9, and public registration opening on Friday, March 10.  All associate degree programs, most technical diplomas and some certificates can be started this summer. The Emergency Medical Technician, Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and Stainless Steel Welding technical ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education
    Wednesday, March 08, 2023
    Program Showcase at Mid-State Technical College drew a record high of nearly 700 students from area high schools to explore careers across many of the college’s 85+ programs. Students from Amherst, Assumption, Granton, Loyal, Neillsville, Rosholt and Stevens Point Area Senior high schools came to the Wisconsin Rapids Campus March 7 for the popular biannual event, which included interactive ...read more
    Categories: Education, Community
    Monday, March 06, 2023
    Mid-State Technical College will showcase recent graduates and current students in honor of Women in Construction Week, March 6–10. Cadence Becker, Christina Ermis, Hailey Fisher, Cassie Fox, Kristin Mertes and Emily Simonis will be featured throughout the week on the College’s website and social media channels.  In 2021, women accounted for just 10.9 percent of all workers in the construction ...read more
    Categories: Education, Community
    Friday, March 03, 2023
    Mid-State Technical College was presented with the Friend of Wisconsin DECA award on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at DECA’s annual State Career Development Conference in Lake Geneva. This award recognizes DECA partners that are dedicated to student development and providing opportunities for high school students. The award stems from Mid-State’s role as host for the District 2 DECA District Competition, ...read more
    Categories: Education, Community
    Wednesday, March 01, 2023
    The Mid-State Technical College Fuse Your Future summer training program will be offered June 7 – 29 on the Wisconsin Rapids Campus. Twelve seats are available for the free training, thanks to full tuition sponsorship by the Central Wisconsin Metal Manufacturers Alliance (CWIMA). Fuse Your Future is available to interested high school and college students as well as those currently employed or ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education
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