Madison College News

Extended student service hours available

Most Student Development and Success service units will offer extended service hours on Saturday, Aug. 27 from 9 a.m.—1 p.m. and Monday, Aug. 29 through Thursday, Sept. 2 from 8 a.m.—6 p.m.

Regular service hours will resume on Friday, Sept. 2.

Additionally, all Madison College campuses and district buildings will be closed Saturday, Sept. 3 through Monday, Sept. 5 in observance of Labor Day. Classes and services will resume on Tuesday, Sept. 6.

Published August 25, 2016.

Tools of the Trade scholarships assist student apprentices

As the need for skilled construction workers grows, Madison College apprentices are almost guaranteed a job after graduation. With the costs of tools and other equipment, some students are faced with extra expenses while in school.  

In Business reported on a Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) and Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corp. program that helps students in the construction and industrial trades in all of the WTCS colleges.

"Tools of the Trade" scholarships help to cover the cost of tools, equipment and clothing needed by apprentices to complete their programs. Students are otherwise responsible for these costs.

According to Denise Reimer, dean of Applied Science, Engineering and Technology, apprentices from MATC have received more Tools of the Trade scholarships than any other college in the state.

This program helps to remove financial barriers, so students can find employment. “These apprentices don’t just leave our college with a job; they’re in college with a job,” said Reimer. 

Published June 24, 2016.

West African student finds success at Madison College

After winning the lottery to obtain a visa that allowed him to enter the United States, Sewa Mensah and his wife moved from their home in Togo, West Africa to Wisconsin.

To improve his chances of finding employment, he enrolled in English as a second language classes before earning his High School Equivalency Degree (HSED) from Madison College. He was one of 277 students who graduated from the HSED program in June.

Mensah is currently enrolled in the college’s Construction and Remodeling program and works as a pre-apprentice carpenter with J.H. Findorff & Son on the Truax remodeling project.

He shared his success story with Channel 3.

Published June 24, 2016.