Tuesday – June 27, 2017

MATC in the News

"MATC in the News" is a summary of recent media stories related to Milwaukee Area Technical College.


June 2017

MATC/Mount Mary "Nursing 1-2-3" Partnership
MATC and Mount Mary University have formed a partnership that will allow female students to attend their first year at Mount Mary, next two years at MATC and last year at Mount Mary, so they will graduate with a bachelor of science in nursing, as well as their licensure to be a registered nurse. Here is a sampling of the coverage:

CBS TV-58 -link
Biz Times Milwaukee - link
Milwaukee Business Journal -link
WTMJ-Radio -link


June 7, 2017
78 Year Old West Allis Woman Graduates High School
Marjorie Zellmer graduated from MATC with a high school equvalency diploma on June 7. The 78-year-old will pursue an associate of arts degree at MATC in the fall.


May 22, 2017
Paramedics receive advanced training on dealing with carfentanil
Report explains how MATC is training current and future first responders to handle incidents involving highly-potent opioid carfentanil

May 2017
Business Credit Cards for Bad Credit
Armen Hadjinian, MATC entrepreneurship coordintor, answered questions about credit cards for businesspeople with bad credit. Scroll to the bottom of the page to see Hadjinian's questions and answers.

May 12, 2017
Dr. Jill Biden Serves as MATC Spring Commencement Speaker; Chris Abele Donates $500,000 to MATC Promise

CBS 58 link

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel link

FOX 6 link

Milwaukee Business Journal link

May 12, 2017
We're In Milwaukee Celebrating Free Technical College
Dr. Martha Kanter joined Dr. Jill Biden during her visit to Milwaukee for the May 12 Spring Commencement. She writes about the impact of the MATC Promise, which saw its first graduates, just 20 months after the free college tuition program launched.

May 10, 2017
WTMJ TV-4, "The Now"
MATC Student Graduating After Motorcycle Accident Took His Legs
Julio Rivera, who will graduate from MATC May 12, 2017, with a technical diploma in CNC setup and operations, was the subject of a story aired on WTMJ-TV's "The Now." Rivera, who has two prosthetic legs due to a motorcycle accident, is pursuing a career in CNC because he wants to create improved prosthetics. 

April 18, 2017
Wisconsin Manufacturing Industry Struggling to Fill Jobs
MATC instructor Chris Chomicki was interviewed for this story on the high demand for workers in the skilled trades.

March 27-28, 2017
$3 MIllion Hurvis Grant to Expand Automotive Programs
Tom Hurvis, co-founder of the Al Hurvis/ADAMM Education Foundation, announced a $3 million challenge grant to expand MATC's automotive/transportation programs and kick off fundraising to create the Al Hurvis/PEAK Transportation Center at MATC’s Downtown Milwaukee Campus. This would be the largest private gift to MATC in its history. Here is a sampling of the coverage:
Biz Times Milwaukee
The Milwaukee Business Journal
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Greater Milwaukee Today


March 14, 2017
Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service
Next Generation of Manufacturers will be Entrepreneurs, Innovators
Dorothy Walker, MATC's dean of the School of Technical and Applied Services and board member of the Manufacturing Diversity Institute (MDI), was interviewed for this story about the high skill sets that will be required for jobs in technology and automation.


March 9, 2017
Truck driving instructor explains windy conditions
Truck driving instructor Dan Zdrojewski discussed the skills needed to drive tractor trailers in high wind conditions. Reporter Adrienne Pedersen tested the simulator at the Oak Creek Campus to experience different scenarios.

February 22, 2017
Mechanic Shortage: Six-Figure Income Jobs Available in SE WI
Dave Hoffman, MATC automotive maintenance technician instructor, was interviewed for this TV-58 story on the shortage of mechanics to fill job openings in this high-paying career. Many of the scenes included in this piece were MATC students working on autos at the Oak Creek Campus.

February 22, 2017
Metro Parent Magazine
Milwaukee PBS and MATC Gather Experts to Talk About What Matters Most
A public forum called "What Matters Most: Your Child's First Five Years" will be held at MATC's Downtown Milwaukee Campus March 4 to discuss child development strategies and tips.The event is designed to share informaiton with parents and caregivers.

February 17, 2017
Business Journal
Aurora's Garcia-Thomas, MATC's Martin and GE Healthcare honored at TEMPO awards
MATC President Dr. Vicki J. Martin received a 2017 TEMPO Milwaukee Mentoring Award at a Feb. 16 luncheon. Cristy Garcia-Thomas of Aurora Health Care and GE Healthcare also were recognized.

February 14, 2017
88Nine Radio Milwaukee
MATC opens up community conversation through Diversity Dialogues
Makenzie Boettcher explains how the Diversity Dialogues series is providing opportunity to have discussions about pertinent community topics.

February 10, 2017
WUWM 89.7 FM
United Healthcare and MATC Team Up to Address Nursing Shortage
Mitch Teich interviewed Dustin Hinton of United Healthcare and Christine McGee of the MATC Foundation to discuss how a $2.3 million grant from the United Health Foundation will support the expansion of MATC's registered nursing associate degree program. 

February 5, 2016
UpFront with Mike Gousha - WISN TV 12
More colleges offer 'promise' plans
Host Mike Gousha shares how Promise programs are growing in Wisconsin and the impact MATC's program is already having in its first year.

February 2, 2017
Uber App Changes Spark Privacy Concerns
Jonathan Arnold, instructor in the MATC IT Computer Support Specialist associate degree program, was interviewed for this story on cell phone tracking by various apps, including Uber.

January 26, 2017
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
$2.3 million grant to double MATC nursing program
A three-year, $2.3 million grant from the United Health Foundation will fund the expansion of MATC's registered nursing program to help address a projected statewide nursing shortage by 2020.

January 25-26, 2017
M3 Launch Coverage

Milwaukee Public Schools, MATC and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee introduced the M3 Initiative, a project designed to transform Milwaukee through education on January 25, 2017.

“M-Cubed” initiative involves intensified pathway to higher education

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel  
"M-cubed" initiative boosts college readiness

Milwaukee Public Radio 89.7 FM
MPS Seeks To Increase Graduation Rate With Help From MATC & UWM

Wisconsin Public Radio 90.7 FM
New Education Initiative Launches In Milwaukee

MPS partners with two colleges to help students pursue higher education


Dec. 26, 2016
Local Ambulance Company Hopes to Lower Shortage of EMTs
Bell Ambulance is supporting prospective employees through an innovative job shadowing program. Individuals who successfully complete MATC's EMT basic course and earn certification will be hired by the local company.

Dec. 16, 2016
MATC graduation goes on despite snow storm
A wintry mix didn't deter students graduating from MATC from attending the ceremony at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena. Family members and friends also attended the ceremony, despite the falling snow and cold temperatures. 

Dec. 16, 2016
Local woman 1 of 4 MATC surgical tech grads this year
Lesha Knowles will graduate from MATC's surgical technology associate degree program and will start her career in January at Froedtert & The Medical College.

Dec. 12, 2016
Filling the workforce pipeline
MATC President Dr. Vicki J. Martin details efforts, including the MATC Promise, to prepare and connect local residents for careers, 

Nov. 29-Dec. 3, 2016
Gingerbread House Display/Competition
The annual MATC Gingerbread House Display/Competition among the baking and pastry arts students was held at the Milwaukee Public Market Dec. 2-15. Here is a sampling of the coverage:
WITI TV-6 WakeUp News
WITI TV-6 Real Milwaukee
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Nov. 29, 2016
WUWM Radio
Real Food, Not Ramen: Today's College Students More Food Insecure Than Ever
Kimberly Gilmartin, who coordinates MATC's Student Food Pantry, explains how the college is helping students deal with food insecurity and hunger.

Nov. 28, 2016
When in doubt, take the first step
MATC President Dr. Vicki J. Martin shares her perspective on leadership in this The Last Word column.

Nov. 16-20, 2016
MATC Culinary Arts Students Cook and Serve Milwaukee Police Department Community Thanksgiving Dinner
MATC culinary arts students and their instructor, Mary Dess, cooked a Community Thanksgiving Dinner sponsored by the Milwaukee Police Deparment's District Five. With help from Messmer High School students, the MATC students cooked the dinner on Nov. 16 and helped serve it on Nov. 20. Here is a sampling of the coverage:

WITI TV-6 (dinner preparation)
WDJT TV-58 (dinner preparation)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (dinner preparation)
WITI TV-6 (dinner)
WISN TV-12 (dinner)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (dinner)


Nov. 14, 2016
Menomonee Falls Business Was Attacked by Ransomware
MATC IT security instructor Mark Miller was interviewed for this story about businesses and organizations that are being victimized by hackers who hold their computer data hostage for money.

Nov. 12, 2016
MATC Hosts First Diversity Dialogue Forum in the Sherman Park Neighborhood
MATC hosted the first in a series of montly community forums to discuss various aspects of diversity. "Diversity Dialogues" will be held the second Saturday of each month in the Sherman Park neighborhood.


Nov. 4, 2016
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Arm Vet Looks to Set Guinness Cooking Record
Susie Fortman, MATC culinary arts student and veteran who served a tour of duty in Iraq, attempts to cook for 48 consecutive hours on behalf of the Milwaukee Homeless Veterans Initiative Program in the hopes of beating a Guiness World Record.

Nov. 4, 2016
Fox TV-6
Meet the Slinger Woman Who is Competing for a Guinness Book of World Record
MATC culinary arts student Susan Fortman attempts to cook food for the Milwaukee Homeless Veterans Initiative Program for 48 hours straight to help the homeless while beating the previous Guinness World Record of cooking for 40 consecutive hours.

Oct. 21, 2016
Fox TV-6
"Really Good Jobs:" MATC Oak Creek "Heavy Metal Tour" Pushes to Fill Manufacturing Positions
Fox 6 reporter Justin Williams interviewed students and MATC Oak Creek Vice President Mark Felsheim about the "Heavy Metal Tour" of MATC's ECAM Center, designed to give high schoolers a hands-on opportunity to learn about careers in manufacturing.

Oct. 18, 2016
South Now
Heavy Metal Tour Coming to MATC in Oak Creek Oct. 21
The "Heavy Metal Tour," designed to teach high school students about careers in manufacturing, was held at MATC's Oak Creek Campuus Oct. 21.

Oct. 18, 2016
Considering Careers in Energy

Dorothy Walker, MATC interim dean of the School of Technical and Applied Sciences, was interviewed for this story about "Careers In Energy Week." The event featured a gubenatoral proclamation and the opportunity for high school students to learn about climbing utilty poles and riding in bucket trucks from students in MATC's electrical power distribution/line mechanic technical diploma program.

Oct. 5, 2016
Wisconsin Public Radio
Milwaukee Woman Defending Rule Of Law In Afghanistan To Protect Women, Young Girls
MATC alumnus Kimberley Motley was interviewed by Kathleen Dunn in conjunction with the documentary "Motley's Law" being shown at the Milwaukee Film Festival.

Oct. 3, 2016
Innovate or Die: New Ideas Needed to Improve Milwaukee's Central City
Included in this article are mentions of the role of MATC and the MATC Promise in helping train central city residents for careers, which helps both the graduates and businesses.

Sept. 28, 2016
Paddock Talk
2016 NHRA: John Force Racing Enjoys Day Of Motivating And Education In Milwaukee
NHRA legend John Force, his daughters Brittany and Courtney Force, driver Robert Hight and the PEAK Antifreeze & Coolant Chevrolet Camaro SS Funny Car team visited the Oak Creek Campus Sept. 27 to meet with MATC and area high school automotive students and greet community members. 

Sept. 25, 2016
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Kringle was his gateway to a career in baking
Baking and pastry arts instructor Kurt Fogle is featured in Fork. Spoon. Life. and he shares his favorite kringle flavor!

Sept. 23, 2016
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
City rolls out audits, help to cut energy use
MATC will partner on a U.S. Department of Energy grant to improve energy usage in Milwaukee municipal and private buildings.

Sept. 20, 2016
Super Lice Cases in Wisconsin
George Gomez, MATC barber instructor, was interviewed on how barbers recognize lice and super lice and advise parents to deal with it. He explained what students in MATC's barber program learn about health, sanitation, scalp care and public health issues.

Sept. 19, 2016
Milwaukee Colleges Open Doors to Displaced ITT Tech Students
Barb Cannell, MATC associate provost, was interviewed for this story about what area colleges are doing to help students displaced by the closing of ITT Tech.

Sept. 19, 2016
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
New Pastry Chef in Place at SURG Restaurants

Rachel Rick, MATC baking and pastry arts alumna, was featured in this Milwaukee Journal Sentinel story.She recently became a pastry chef at SURG Restaurants. 

Sept. 14, 2016

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
MPS Teachers to Get Computer Science Training

MATC's partnership with Bradley Tech was featured in this Milwaukee Journal Sentinel story about MPS teachers getting computer training. Students at Bradley Tech can earn at least 12 MATC credits in a variety of computer-related classes through this partnership,

Sept. 11, 2016
Racine County Eye
What It's Like to Put Out a Fire
Reporter Denise Lockwood writes about her experience with hands-on firefighting exercises held in the burn building MATC's Oak Creek Campus.

Sept. 10, 2016
First Responders Killed on 9/11 Remembered in Oak Creek
A Remembrance Ceremony was held at MATC's Oak Creek Campus to honor the first responders killed on September 11, 2001.

Sept. 10, 2016
Civilians Get Chance to Learn What It's Like to Be a Firefighter
The public was invited to hands-on exercises in firefighting using the fire science training facilities at MATC's Oak Creek Campus.

Sept. 9, 2016
MATC to Hold Infomation Night for Displaced ITT Tech Students

Camille Nicolai, MATC director of admissions and financial aid, explains MATC's outreach to help students displaced by the ITT Tech closure and announces a special information session to be held Sept. 14.

Sept. 9, 2016
"I Felt Terrible Because They Had a Plan": MATC reaches out to ITT Tech Students After All Campuses Shut Down
Camille Nicolai, MATC director of admissions and financial aid, discusses the closure of ITT Tech and how MATC can help those students transition to attending MATC.

Sept. 8, 2016
Wisconsin Public Radio
Wisconsin Technical Colleges Say They're Prepared to Help ITT Tech Students
MATC is one of several Wisconsin Technical Colleges ready to assist students affected by the ITT Tech closure.

Sept. 6, 2016
ITT Technical Institute shuts down after federal ruling
MATC staff explain how the college will assist students who are affected by the closure of ITT Technical Institute.

Sept. 6, 2016
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
MATC's Cuisine Restaurant Reopening
MATC'sCuisine restaurant, which is run by culinary arts students, will reopen for business starting Sept. 13. The restaurant is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays during the academic year.

September 5, 2016
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Martin: The promise of a future
MATC President Dr. Vicki J. Martin explains how a pathway to careers with family-sustaining wages can create hope for the entire community.

September 1, 2016
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Culinary instructor teaches international cuisine
Culinary arts instructor Bob Barton is featured in the Journal Sentinel's Fork. Spoon. Life. Barton will be conducting demonstrations at Indian Summer Festival Sept. 10-11.

September 1, 2016
Digital Amnesia: Is Your Smart Phone Making You Dumb?
Jonathan Arnold, MATC information technology instructor; and Jay Kindschi, MATC anatomy and physiology instructor; were interviewed for this story about "digital amnesia." The term refers to reliance on digital devices rather than our brains to remember information.

August 30, 2016
Workers needed in many professions in Milwaukee
MATC President Dr. Vicki J. Martin talked with Colleen Boland about local industries that are hiring and how MATC is equipped to prepare area residents for in-demand, fast-growing careers. 

August 24, 2016
Kenosha News
New parks director wants to connect with community
Matt Collins, a graduate of MATC's supervisory management program, has been named Kenosha County Director of Park Operations 

August 17, 2017
WUWM Radio
Young Milwaukeeans Train For Careers in Construction, While Earning a GED
MATC's YouthBuild program for young adults 16-24 provides education and training for construction careers and GED instruction. Construction projects in and around downtown Milwaukee provide new career opportunities for area residents.

August 16, 2016
South Now
Busalacchi Appointed Dean at MATC
Dr. Richard Busalacchi was as MATC's dean of the School of Business and of the School of Media and Creative Arts and will continue as interim dean of Workforce Solutions.

August 1, 2016
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Nonprofit literacy program educates Ozaukee inmates on job readiness
MATC instructor Patty Puccinelli teaches in the Ozaukee County Jail Literacy Program and continues a legacy established by two former MATC instructors. 

July 30, 2016
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Sal Bando Jr. will pull double duty at Milwaukee Marquette and MATC
New MATC baseball coach Sal Bando, Jr., brings a strong college and prep coaching history, as well as a strong family history in baseball to the Stormers.

July 26, 2016
“Using sports as a tool:” Cream Skills Basketball combines ball & business; makes impact on youth
MATC alum Nigel Harvey founded Cream Skills Basketball Association for Milwaukee teenagers between 14-17. The program combines basketball, entrepreneurship and community building. Harvey graduated from MATC's Human Service Associate program

July 26, 2016
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
National Park Service Picks Milwaukee Native as Its New Photographer
MATC photography alumnus Jarob J. Ortiz was selected for a prestigious position as the National Park Service's photographer.

July 18, 2016
This competition is bringing new ideas to the food business
Brian Kramp interviews three "Start-Up" category finalists about their entries in the 2016 Hottest Kitchen Entrepreneur Challenge.

July 15, 2016
What's the Technology that Makes 'Pokemon' Phenomenon Go? Nostalgia Also Behind Popularity
Daryl Kirchen, MATC computer simulation and gaming instructor, was interviewed about the development of Pokemon Go and its nostagic appeal.

July 14, 2016
MATC's Gaming Program Discusses Pokemon Go's Popularity
Daryl Kirchen, MATC computer simulation and gaming instructor, was interviewed about the development and popularity of Pokemon Go.

July 8, 2016
WUWM Radio
As Bucks Arena Construction Gets Underway, Neighbors Prepare for Disruptions
MATC Vice President Janice Falkenberg explains the impact of the new Bucks arena construction on the college's Downtown Milwaukee Campus and the unique opportunities for the college.

July 7, 2016
Police Are Trained to Preserve Lives
Rick Cole, director of MATC's Recruit School director and criminal justice studies instructor, explains police procedures for traffic stops. (Cole interview is the first video in the series.)

July 3, 2016
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Upcycle with upholstery
Upholstery instructor Randy Maio shares how upholstery classes can help DYIers transform a wide variety of items.

June 28, 2016
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Feds award $12 million to train underserved young adults IT skills
Employ Milwaukee received a $4 million U.S. Department of Labor grant to train 400 underserved young adults with a high school education ages 17-29 in IT fields. MATC will provide the trainig at the Housing Authority's TechForce Center on Milwaukee's near north side.

June 27, 2016
Wisconsin Public Radio
Milwaukee Tech College To Offer Pell Grants To Prisoners
Dr. Trevor Kubatzke, Vice President for Student Services, explains the education and support MATC will provide incarcerated individuals as part of the U.S. Department of Education's Second Chance Pell pilot program. MATC is one of 67 colleges/universities in the nation to be selected to participate in the program. 

June 27, 2016
Business Journal
Milwaukee-area organizations split $12 million in TechHire grants
MATC will provide education and training in several IT program areas as part of a $4 million U.S. Department of Labor Tech Hire grant awarded to EMPLOY Milwaukee.

June 24, 2016
The Shawano Leader
High school, on-the-job training prepare SCHS grad for career
Sean Shively got a head start on college and an automotive repair career while still in high school. Sean will enroll in MATC's Automotive Technology program this fall.

June 23, 2016
Franklin NOW
On-the-job training - collectively
MATC is providing specialized training to employees of Franklin Business Park Consortium members. The partnership is expected to benefit employment across the city of Franklin.

June 21, 2016
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Bringing homegrown fish to the kitchen
Culinary arts instructor Brian Moran comments on the growing interest in burbot, a freshwater cod in Lake Michigan.

June 17,  2016
HPE turns to Docker Engine to fuel server sales
IT Networking instructor Brian Kirsch explains why some companies may not adopt containerized server environments.

June 2016
Security concerns delay public cloud adoption
IT Networking instructor Brian Kirsch details concerns businesses may have regarding moving server resources to the public cloud.

June 13, 2016
BizTimes Milwaukee
Signs of progress emerge in addressing skills gap
School of Technology and Applied Sciences Dean Dorothy Walker explains why collaboration among businesses and educational institutions is important when addressing the manufacturing skills gap. 

June 2-3, 2016
U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez and U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Tour MATC, Hold Discussion about Apprenticeships
Business Journal
Labor Secretary Perez tours Bucks arena site, MATC apprenticeship program

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Labor secretary touts apprenticeships in Milwaukee

June 1, 2016
MATC Holds GED Graduation, More than 200 Earn Diplomas
MATC GED graduate Anthony Warden was interviewed about overcoming the odds, earning his GED at age 43 and working to improve the community for teenagers.

May 31, 2016
Community College Daily
Grants make a big difference for apprentices
Scholarships from Great Lakes Philanthrophy Tools of the Trade scholarships help apprentice students begin their education at Wisconsin's 16 technical colleges.

May 31, 2016
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Two-year degrees have more value for students
Instructor Steve Burleson explains how high-demand and high-growth careers require an associate degree and the value technical colleges provide for students.

May 28, 2016
Milwaukee Courier
TechForce Center to Bridge Education and Tech Jobs
MATC will provide education and training for IT professionals at the newly-opened TechForce Training Center in Milwaukee.   

May 24, 2016
TechForce Training Center holds grand opening
Milwaukee's new TechForce Training Center, located near St. Francis of Assisi Parish on the city's north side, will help train new technology professionals. A grand opening was held to commemorate the collaboration of many partners on the initiative, including MATC, which will provide IT instruction.  

May 24, 2016
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
St. Francis Social Center transforms into job training school
The new Milwaukee TechForce Training Center celebrates a grand opening May 24 in the Adult Learning Center located at Milwaukee's St. Francis Assisi Parish. MATC will provide training to prepare area residents for careers in the high-demand, high-growth technology industry.   

May 23, 2016
WUWM Radio
Job Outlook Improves for New College Grads
MATC Student Services Vice President Dr. Trevor Kubatzke and recent graduate Lisa Boston discuss the career prospects for recent college graduates and how thinking about the potential for career advancement is important when choosing an academic program.   

May 19, 2016
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
College graduates entering strong job market, but burdened by record debt
Recent MATC graduate Tatiana Zaldua details how she has addressed student loan debt and that she will begin her career as a cardiovascular technician at All Saints Hospital.   

May 17,  2016
Panel: Employers need to involve themselves in skills gap solutions
MATC President Dr. Vicki J. Martin participated in a panel discussion with Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch and MMAC President Tim Sheehy that addressed the skills gap. Dr. Martin explained how the MATC Promise and removing obstacles students face are key to addressing the skills gap and the importance of soft skills training.

May 13, 2016
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Q&A with Secretary of Education John B. King
Education reporter Annysa Johnson interviewed U.S. Secretary of Education Dr. John B. King, Jr., in advance of MATC's Spring Commencement where he delivered the keynote address.  

May 13, 2016
The Daily Reporter
Helping Hand (Out)
PDF of article
MATC electrical construction apprentice Ralphy Ramos and MATC apprenticeship coordinator Nick Triscari were interviewed for an article about the Great Lakes Tools of the Trade Scholarship Program which helps apprentices in construction and industrial trades. Ramos was one of 20 MATC students to earn the $1,000 scholarship this year.

May 12, 2016
Germantown NOW
Career Fitness Camps for Students to be Held at MATC's Mequon Campus in July and August
Students in grades 8-11 are invited to attend three camps at MATC's Mequon Campus in July and August. They will learn about careers and perform team building activities.

May 11, 2016
Father, Son Set to Graduate from MATC Together
Anderson Randolph and his son Anderson "Cody" Randolph will graduate from MATC's funeral service associate degree program together May 13. This feature also includes an interview with MATC funeral service program coordinator Julian Jasper, Jr.

May 9, 2016
MATC to offer free summer workshop for high school students
MATC's Chemical Technician and Biotechnology programs prepare students for in-demand careers. High school students can explore the programs and career opportunities in a free summer workshop.

May 4, 2016
The Now, WTMJ TV 4
MATC's 6th St. Cafe gives real-world experience
Jessie Garcia met with met with Baking & Pastry Arts students and instructors at the 6th Street Cafe on the Downtown Milwaukee Campus.

 May 2, 2016
Education Matters: Coding Club
MATC IT instructor Jonathan Arnold was interviewed for this story about children learning computer code while in elementary school.

April 25, 2016
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
MATC expands applications for free tuition program to juniors
MATC President Dr. Vicki J. Martin announced that high school juniors can apply for the MATC Promise, the college program that pays tuition and fees for eligible students.

April 22, 2016
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Companies Reach Out to Colleges for Worker Training, Ongoing Education

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Top Workplaces" special section features an article about companies turning to colleges for continued worker training. MATC Interim Dean of Workforce Development Rich Busalacchi was interviewed for the story and the Journal Sentinel photographer also visited MATC electronics, machining and culinary arts classes as well as Cuisine to take photos to illustrate the story.

April 22, 2016
Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service
Tavis Smiley's "One Great Idea Tour" highlights MATC's free program
Andrea Waxman provides an overview of Tavis Smiley's visit to MATC to record his program as part of the "One Great Idea Tour." The program featured MATC President Dr. Vicki J. Martin and alumni El Amin Abdullah and Kristin Gies.

April 20, 2016
The Kathleen Dunn Show, Wisconsin Public Radio
MATC's Free Tuition Plan for Low-Income Students
MATC President Dr. Vicki Martin and Vice President for Student Services Dr. Trevor Kubatzke joined Kathleen Dunn to discuss the MATC Promise and share how it will impact the community.

April 20, 2016
Lake Effect, WUWM Radio
Tavis Smiley Shares One Great Idea in Milwaukee & Another 50 in His New Book
As part of his visit to Milwaukee on the One Great Idea Tour, PBS host Tavis Smiley visited with Mitch Teich of WUWM Milwaukee Public Radio.

April 19, 2016
The Tavis Smiley Show, PBS
One Great Idea Tour
Tavis Smiley visited the Downtown Milwaukee Campus as part of his One Great Idea Tour. He welcomed MATC President Dr. Vicki Martin and alumni El Amin Abdullah and Kristin Gies for a discussion about the value of a technical college education and the MATC Promise.

April 13, 2016
Fox 6 Wake Up News and Real Milwaukee
Sharpen Your Techniques; Chip Learns About the Woodworking Program at MATC
Fox 6's Chip Brewster did multiple live remotes for the "Wake Up News" and "Real Milwaukee" from Dan Stich's architectural woodworking/cabinetmaking class at the Oak Creek Campus. Brewster worked on making a Queen Anne table that will be donated for the Ronald McDonald House auction

April 12, 2016
Wisconsin Ranks 13th for Highest Child Care Costs
Casey Geraldo interviewed MATC Child Care Manager Melissa Frankiewicz and student Maiia Avila about the high cost of child care in Wisconsin; and the flexibility, affordability and high quality of MATC's child care, which is designed to serve MATC students.

April 9, 2016
WTMJ Radio 620 AM
Marty Ordinans Talks About Creative Corrections Education Foundation (and MATC's Right Path Program)
Marty Ordinans, program administrator for MATC's Right Path Program, discussed the program which helps children of parents who are/were incarcerated to attend MATC's Adult High School or GED programs.

April 8, 2016
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
The power of second chances
Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch explains how the Wisconsin Fast Forward program provides training for incarcerated men and women, thus giving them a second chance. MATC has offered evening CNC classes as part of the program since 2015.

April 5, 2016
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
MATC Program Helps Children of Incarcerated Parents Finish High School
MATC's Right Path Program is featured in this article by Gina Barton. The Right Path Program provides financial aid and support for students of parents who are/have been incarcerated so they may finish MATC's Adult High School or GED programs.

April 4, 2016
"The Lead With Jake Tapper," CNN
Race for the White House: Candidates Try to Appeal to Wisconsin Voters
Steven Young, Jr., a graduate of MATC's Adult High School, was interviewed for this story about the social and economic issues which are affecting voters in Milwaukee and Wisconsin. Young was a participant in the Right Path Program, which assists young people whose parents are/were incarcerated to help them finish high school or a GED.

April 1, 2016
Calling All Foodies/Marketers: A Local Kitchen Challenge You Need to Enter
Michael Schlesinger interviews previous Hottest Kitchen Entrepreneur Challenge winner Mary Pellettieri and previews the 2016 Challenge.

March 29, 2016
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Five Star Food & Wine Evening Event April 21
Cuisine prepared by Milwaukee Area Technical College culinary arts, and baking and pastry arts students will highlight MATC's annual Five Star Food & Wine Evening on April 21 at MATC's Downtown Milwaukee Campus. The event is a fundraiser for the hospitality programs.

March 21, 2016
Tech Hire Initiative: New Push to Train Workers to Fill Jobs Available in IT Fields
MATC's information technology programs and how MATC is training workers for this high demand careers is the focus of this story as it relates to Milwaukee's recent designation by the White House as a Tech Hire city.

March 11, 2016
Milwaukee Business Journal
Meet Our Central City Business Award Winners
MATC was selected as a winner of a Business Journal Trailblazer Award for developing the MATC Promise program to offer free college tuition to low-income high school students.

March 10, 2016
MATC Hosted Naturalization Ceremony

MATC hosted a naturalization ceremony for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service March 10 in Cooley Auditorium. U.S. magistrate Judge William E. Duffin swore in 125 new citizens from 53 countries.
WITI TV-6 story
WDJT TV-58 story

March 9, 2016
Social Justice Activist and Author Bryan Stevenson Spoke at MATC
Bryan Stevenson, social justice activist and author of New York Times' bestseller Just Mercy, spoke in Cooley Auditorium on March 9. His talk was followed by a panel discussion and book signing.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel story
Milwaukee Independent story
Milwaukee Independent photo gallery

March 2016
Spotlight Express
MATC Offers Well-Established, Vigorous Funeral Service Associate Degree Program
This article in the Wisconsin Funeral Directors Association newsletter explores MATC's funeral service associate degree program and includes bios of the program instructors and Dr. Dessie Levy, dean of MATC's School of Health Sciences, who oversees the program.

March 7, 2016
Russ Feingold Visits Downtown Milwaukee Campus
Russ Feingold visited the Downtown Milwaukee Campus and met with IT and manufacturing students who benefited from TAACCT grants that MATC administered.
WISN TV-12 story
Wisconsin Public Radio story
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article

March 5, 2016
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Charter has big plans for Time Warner Cable in Wisconsin
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MATC IT instructor Brian Kirsch shares insight on how Charter Communications' acquisition of Time Warner will affect consumers

March 4, 2016
The New York Times
Outspoken, American and a Woman: Afghanistan's Only Foreign Litigator Stands Out
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The New York Times profiles MATC alumnus Kimberley Motley who has been practicing law in Afghanistan for eight years and is the subject of the recently released documentary "Motley's Law."

March 2, 2016
DA Chisholm Talks Crime at MATC
Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm spoke about "Crime in the Metroplitan Area" with students at MATC's West Allis Campus.

March 2, 2016
Milwaukee County DA: More Young Police Officers, Public Servants Will Help Crime Problem
http://tinyurl.com/ hv288gr
TV-58 interviewed Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chishom in anticipation of his visit to MATC's West Allis Campus to discuss crime in the metropolitan area. They also covered the visit that afternoon.

March 2, 2016
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Justice Activist Bryan Stevenson to Speak March 9 at MATC
http://tinyurl.com/haacxtv .
Social justice activist and author Bryan Stevenson will speak at MATC March 9 about "American Injustice: Mercy, Humanity and Making a Difference"

Feb. 26, 2016
MATC President Dr. Vicki Martin "On the Issues" with Mike Gousha
Dr. Martin was Mike Gousha's guest at the Feb. 24, 2016, On the Issues, where she discussed the MATC Promise, the college's role in the region, and her vision for MATC.
On the Issues program
Marquette Law School blog by Alan Borsuk
Public Policy Forum blog by Joe Yeardo

Feb. 20, 2016
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Fixed-Wireless Internet Aimed at Bridging the Rural Digital Divide
MATC IT networking instructor Brian Kirsch commented on this story about new internet technology which AT&T is developing for Wisconsin's rural customers.

Feb. 16, 2016
Degrees that Pay: Get a Hands-On, Great Paying Job in High Demand Field in Just Two Years
MATC graduate Serita Campbell and MATC electronics instructor Tom Heraly were among the people interviewed for this story on technical college degrees that lead to high demand, great paying jobs..

Feb. 9, 2016
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
CTE programs help keep state's talent pipeline filled
MATC President Dr. Vicki Martin writes how Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs help keep Wisconsin's talent pipeline filled with highly-qualified employees. February is Career and Technical Education month.

Feb. 8, 2016
Prior planning allows for a proper event
Meeting and event management instructor Rochelle Rupnick explains the importance of planning ahead of a large event.

Dec. 25, 2015
Milwaukee Business Journal
Producer, friend of the stars takes MPTV helm
Rich Kirchen profiles new Milwaukee Public Television Bohdan Zachary in this Executive Profile.

Dec. 18, 2015
People Magazine
High School Student Makes an Up-Inspired Gingerbread House You Have to See to Believe
A gingerbread house created by Adrielle Szerbat for the MATC Baking and Pastry Arts Gingerbread House Contest has been posted on the Great Ideas section of People Magazine's website, as well as on its homepage. Szerbat is a Greenfield High School student who is enrolled in MATC's baking and pastry arts courses through the Youth Options Program.

Dec. 17, 2015
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Nearly 3,000 students clear first hurdle for MATC Promise
Updates on MATC Promise applicants and fundraising efforts are provided in this article.

Dec. 15, 2015
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Program Helps Inmates Find Careers in Manufacturing
This story and accompanying photo gallery tell the story of MATC's state grant-funded CNC (computer numerical control) program for incarcerated individuals. It is designed to help prepare them for high-demand jobs when they leave prison.The third cohort to be trained in this program, this class is made up of 14 women.

Dec. 15, 2015
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
AT&T's Ultra Fast Internet May Include a Catch: Less Privacy
MATC information technology networking instructor Brian Kirsch was interviewed for this story about the privacy and potential identity theft concerns involved with AT&T's plans to introduce ultra fast internet service in the Milwaukee area.

Dec. 11, 2015
MATC Grad Overcomes the Odds and Earns His Dream
Charles Linyard, who graduated with an associate degree in human service at MATC's 2015 Winter Commencement, was the subject of this feature story filmed at graduation. Linyard overcame addiction to earn his degree and hopes to someday found a facility for recovering addicts and their families.

Dec. 4, 2015
FOX 6 Wake Up News
Elaborate, Fanciful Gingerbread Houses Created by MATC Students Now on Display
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TV-6 did live remotes from the Milwaukee Public Market to promote the gingerbread display/competition by MATC baking and pastry arts students. In addition to showing the houses, Fox 6 reporter Laura Langemo had a friendly gingerbread house building competition with MATC baking instructor Deb Socha.

Dec. 1, 2015
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
See Gingerbread Houses or Build Your Own at Milwaukee Public Market
Thirty two gingerbread houses made by MATC's baking and pastry arts students are on display at the Milwaukee Public Market through Dec. 15.

Nov. 23, 2015
Telemundo Wisconsin
Programa de Cosmetolog&#í;a
iling&#ü;e reporter/anchor Christine Telemundo visited an MATC bilingual barber cosmetology apprentice class at the MATC Education Center at Walker's Square. Students learn English as well as barber cosmetology theory .

Nov. 21, 2015
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Foreclosed Homes Get New Life on Milwaukee's North Side
MATC will work with the Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board to help train workers to rehab foreclosed homes on Milwaukee's north side.


Nov. 21, 2015
The Milwaukee Courier
tinyurl.com/ngrfvqf and County Executive Chris Abele Unveil Program to Connect Workers With Training, Careers
MATC will work with MAWIB to train unskilled workers as part of the new Uplift MKE project to match unemployed people in Milwaukee County with jobs.

Nov. 20, 2015
WTMJ Radio
How to Prepare Venison the Right Way
MATC culinary arts instructor Jack MAWIB talks about ways to cook venison.

Nov. 19, 2015
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
The Commons Will Host Demo Day for Budding Entrepreneurs
Kaestner Bean, MATC electronic engineering graduate, Is presenting his invention of a new type of drum to The Commons, a non-profit organization which helps students build start-up companies and partnerships with industry.

Nov. 19, 2015
WISN, MATC Team Up to Provide Thanksgiving Meal
Officers from the Milwaukee Police Department District 5 worked with MATC's culinary arts and baking and pastry arts students and instructors to prepare food for a community Thanksgiving meal to be served by police at St. Mary of MPD on Sunday.

Nov. 19, 2015
WDJT Teams Up with MATC to Make Thanksgiving Dinner for 300


MATC culinary arts and baking and pastry arts students helped officers from the Milwaukee Police Department District Five make Thanksgiving dinner for people in their neighborhood.

Nov. 12, 2015
On the Hunt for a Job in Milwaukee? You Might Want to Learn Masonry or Carpentry Skills
There is a great demand for workers in the construction fields in the metropolitan Milwaukee area. MPD Deandra, TV-6, explored this trend with MATC bricklaying instructor Kevin Corinthios, associate dean Kroll Dragomir and bricklaying student Marinkovich Powell.
Nov. 6, 2015
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Laid-Off Workers Reinvent Their Careers, Sharpen Their Skills
MATC Forlando programming students Nick CNC and Mark Wendt were featured in this story about people who lost jobs in manufacturing and returned to school to upgrade their skills or find new careers. The article also discussed opportunities offered through MATC's electrical power distribution/line mechanic technical diploma program.

Nov. 3-5, 2015
Bohdan Zachary was named the new general manager of Milwaukee Public TV. Here are some highlights of coverage of his appointment:
Milwaukee Business Journal
New Milwaukee Public TV GM: Bohdan Zachary of Bohdan in Los Angeles

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Milwaukee Public TV Names New General Manager
The KCETLink Abides
MATC Names New MPTV General Manager

Oct. 20, 2015
Biz Times Milwaukee
The Promise of Affordable Education: Area Colleges Ease Costs with New Tuition Models
An interview with MATC President Dr. Vicki tinyurl.com/ougxojo. Martin about the MATC Promise is prominently featured in a story about innovative tuition models in Biz Times Milwaukee.
Oct. 9, 2015
Milwaukee College Tries to Reverse Major Shortage in Truck Drivers
This story talks about the shortage of truck drivers nationwide and the MATC program that has been developed to combat that shortage.

Sept. 11, 2015
Local Ceremonies Honor, Remember 9/11 Victims
MATC's Protective Services Programs held a Sept. 11 Remembrance Ceremony. Coverage of the ceremony and comments from associate dean Russ WDJT are included at the end of this story.

Sept. 7, 2015
Oak Creek Now
MATC Protective Services Hosts Sept. 11 Remembrance Ceremony at Oak Creek Campus
MATC will hold a Sept. 11 Remembrance Ceremony at 8 a.m. Friday, Sept. 11, 2015, at the Oak Creek Campus, 6665 S. Howell.

Aug. 25, 2015
As Some Accuse Racine Police of Using Excessive Force; Experts Says Officers Seen in Video Did Nothing Wrong
Richard Cole, director of MATC's Police Recruit Academy and criminal justice/law enforcement instructor, was interviewed about the use of force by Racine police officers in the case of a suspect who had made threats against his girlfriend, a workplace and himself. Cole examined video footage taken by civilians.

Aug. 24, 2015
Franklin Business Partners Teaming up with MATC on Training Program
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The Franklin Business Consortium and MATC's Office of Workforce and Economic Development are forming a partnership to provide employee training in the Franklin Business Park. David Dull, vice president of MATC's District Board and president/CEO, Allis Roller, tinyurl.com/, is one of the leaders of the initiative and is widely quoted in the article.

Aug. 21, 2015
Snappy Dressers: Brookfield Police Seek up to Four Suspects in Credit Card in Theft of Credit Cards
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Rick Cole, director of MATC's Recruit Academy and instructor, criminal justice/law enforcement, was interviewed by tinyurl.com/ Fox-6 about particularly well-dressed thieves who stole a purse and credit card from a shopper in Brookfield and charged $7,000 in gift cards.

Aug. 10, 2015
Kenosha News
Filling the Big Rigs
Daniel WITI, MATC truck driving instructor, was interviewed for this article on the national shortage of truck drivers and the ways the industry is trying to meet that challenge.

Aug. 10, 2015
Kenosha News
Training Programs Aim to Reduce Driver Shortage in Zdrojewski:
This article explores about training options for new truck drivers in Southeast Wisconsin, including giving contact information for MATC's new eight-week program.

Aug. 10, 2015
Did You Know ? A Few Facts about the State Fair Cream Puffs
Twenty-three of the 220 employees making cream puffs at the Wisconsin State Fair are students from MATC's baking and pastry arts program.

August 2015
U.S Companies Get High Praise in Enterprise Survey
MATC IT networking instructor Brian Kirsch was interviewed for this article comparing the performance of various brands of Virtualization companies.

July 30, 2015
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Waukesha County Technical College to Offer Free Welding Classes
The Journal Sentinel interviewed MATC welding instructor Cliff virtualization about MATC's very popular grant-funded welding classes as Andrae launches a similar program this fall.

July 15, 2015
WCTC-TV (Eau Claire, Wis.)
WEAU Shares Compressed Natural Gas Truck with Three Other Technical Colleges
MATC and three other Wisconsin technical colleges are sharing a compressed natural gas truck for use in their truck driving programs. The truck was funded by a grant from the State of Wisconsin.

July 14-15, 2015
Several media stories were aired about a "Survivor Empowerment Information Meeting" held at MATC July 15. CVTC Motley, a victim of a carjacking/shooting in Milwaukee in 2014, was the speaker. Here is a sampling of coverage:

Claudaire TV-6
"This is a Great City:" Shooting Victim Stepping Up to Help Other Victims, Improve the City of Milwaukee

Victim Shot in the Face During Carjacking Looks to Empower Other Victims of Crime

July 15, 2015

tinyurl.com/osneyep-TV 6
"Working with Students from Cradle to Career:" New School to Open on Community's North Side
The Milwaukee Rescue Mission will open a new school for at-risk families called Cross Trainers Academy at 15th and Center in Milwaukee. It will feature a day care through high school. Students will take entrance exams for MATC as juniors and attend most classes at MATC during their senior year of high school.

July 1, 2015
Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service
Young Adults in WITI Help Construct Habitat for Humanity Houses
Students in MATC's YouthBuild Program complete six months of classes in construction trades such as carpentry, welding and plumbing while working toward earning their YouthBuild. They are required to do 80 hours of community service with organizations such as Habitat for Humanity.

June 14, 2015
GEDs Wisconsin
Telemundo Cerveceros a ayudan recaudar dinero para
Milwaukee Brewers Carlos Gomez, Martin becas, Wily Maldonado and Jean Peralta were at MATC's Downtown Milwaukee Campus Sunday, June 14, to support a fundraiser for the MATC Segura LULAC Gomez Scholarship for Latino students.

June 15, 2015
CArlos TV 58
'Blue Monday' pushes awareness for men's health
Matt Doyle highlights a series of activities aimed at men's health during June.

June 10, 2015
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Flooded with calls, MATC adds more extensive welding program
Article link
After great interest for grant-funded welding courses, MATC is addressing prospective students who want to pursue welding careers.

June 9, 2015
WDJT Radio
Local Manufacturers Still Grappling With Worker Shortage
Story link
MATC President Dr. Vicki Martin details the college's work with local employers to accommodate skilled trades employment openings.

June 2, 2015
Racine Journal Times
Student from Racine Chosen for CISCO Live Dream Team
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MATC IT network specialist student Kristen Kelley (tinyurl.com/), was one of 10 students in the U.S. and Canada selected for the CISCO Live Dream Team.

May 30, 2015
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Food and Beverage Startups Get a Helping Hand
Plans are being made to support Milwaukee's small food and beverage industry. FaB Wisconsin also is working with Milwaukee Area Technical College to try to open a pilot food processing plant and three shared product development, food analysis and microbiology testing labs.

May 20, 2015
FOX 6"Studio A"
He's a Milwaukee Man with a Positive Message, One He Wants to Share with Others

Brian WITI of Kramp TV'-6's "Studio A" featured the story of WITI Burgess, who battled great adversity to overcome the mistakes of his past, studied barbering at MATC, and opened a barbershop with a friend.
May 20, 2015
Catching Up with Melvin
TV-58 checked on Melvin Stevenson, who had been the subject of a feature last November. Melvin was homeless and attending Milwaukee Public Schools and WDJT GPS program, which allows students to attend classes half days and work half days. Stevenson became homeless after his father died. He now has a small apartment and is planning to attend MATC.

May 18, 2015
College Graduate Hopes Her Hard Work Inspires Others
Jean L. Anderson, who graduated from MATC's Administrative Professional (Accelerated) Associate Degree program May 15, was interviewed by TV-4's Shannon Sims for this graduation feature story. Anderson, who came to MATC after losing her husband and her job within four months time, also was the winner of MATC's President's Award.

May 13-16, 2015
Several media outlets covered the announcement of a Summer Welding Certificate program to be held at MATC's Mequon Campus from late May through July. The program is funded by a U.S. Department of Labor Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (thier) Grant as part of a "Making the Future" project to develop, expand and improve advanced manufacturing career pathways:

Milwaukee Business Journal
MATC Offers Free Welding Classes in Mequon

MATC to Offer Free Summer Welding Certificate Program

Fox 6 News
MATC Campus in Mequon to Offer Welding Classes for FREE This Summer!

TAACCCT Journal Sentinel
MATC Offers Free Welding Classes, but Mequon Campus Has Few Takers So Far

May 7, 2015
MIlwaukee Journal Sentinel
Miwaukee Co-Owner Studied Firefighting Before Turning to Pastries
Andy Schneider, MATC baking and pastry arts instructor and co-owner of LeReve, is interviewed in this article for the Food section of The LeReve Journal Sentinel.

May 6, 2015
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Company Brewing Taps Rosy Rodriguez as Chef
Rosy Rodriguez, a graduate of MATC's culinary arts associate degree program, was named the executive chef of Company Brewing

May 6, 2015
WTMJ Radio AM 620
MIlwaukee Butler to Speak at MATC's Annual Soul Food Celebration
tinyurl.com/lpjwuey Butler spoke about overcoming obstacles and signed copies of his book at MATC;LeRoy annual Soul Food Celebration.

April 14-15, 2015
Several media outlets have reported on a new partnership between MATC and the s & Harry Bradley Technology and Trade School. In addition, Dr. Vicki Lynde. Martin was appointed chair of the Bradley Tech Commission on April 14, 2015:

WUWM Radio
MPS to Redesign Struggling Bradley Tech High School
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Milwaukee Education Leaders Announce Reboot Plan for Bradley Tech High
Milwaukee Business Journal
New Plan Hopes to Turn Around Bradley Tech
April 14, 2015
Shepherd Express Milwaukee
A Glimpse of Your Dining Future: MATC Students Serve Up Hits at Five Star Food and Wine Evening
MATC's annual Five Star Food and Wine Evening will be held April 23.

April 14, 2015
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Culinary Arts Event Slated
MATC's annual Five Star Food and Wine Evening, which raises money for scholarships, will be held at the Downtown Milwaukee Campus April 23.

March 27, 2015
Milwaukee Business Journal
Convicts Learn New Trades at Night at MATC
Ex-offenders are studying computer numerical controls (CNC) at MATC at night thanks to a Blueprint for Prosperity grant from the State of Wisconsin. They are learning skills which will help them get jobs in the future.

March 9, 2015
National Public Radio (NPR)
As Commodity Prices Sink, Mining Equipment Makers Suffer
National Public Radio (NPR) explored the financial struggles and resulting layoffs at mining equipment manufacturers Caterpillar, Inc., and Joy Global, Inc. Part of the story included a brief interview with MATC CNC student Nick CNC, who was laid off from Caterpillar and is now attending MATC to retrain for a new career.
March 8, 2015
Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System (Wendt)
128 DVIDS propulsion shop maximizes learning capability for MATC students, Airmen
MATC aviation technician students receive hands-on training thanks to collaborative relationship with the Wisconsin Air National Guard 128th Air Refueling Wing.

March 5, 2015
Milwaukee Public Radio, tinyurl.com/mwrcsys-Radio
Poet and Former Inmate Jimmy Santiago WUWM on the Power of Language
Poet/author Jimmy Santiago Baca, who made a presentation, signed books and gave workshops at MATC on March 5, was interviewed on Baca-Radio's "Lake Effect" show.

March 1, 2015
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Poet WUWM to Appear at Oriental Screening, MATC Event
Poet and author Jimmy Santiago Baca will read from his works and talk about his experiences in a free, public lecture at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 5, in MATC's Cooley Auditorium. His presentation will be followed by a book signing.

Feb. 15, 2015
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Training partnership teaches welding and life skills
Read about a collaborative relationship between Super Steel, Hispanic Chamber Of Commerce Of Wisconsin and MATC that addresses the area's shortage of skilled-trades workers.
Feb. 13, 2015
Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service
GED challenges both students and teachers
Area administrators, instructors and students discuss the impact of changes to the GED test that were implemented in 2014.
Feb. 6, 2015
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Woman Who Endured Abuse, Homelessness, Takes Lessons to Classroom
Jennifer tinyurl.com/nxqttrg, a 2011 graduate of MATC's criminal justice/law enforcement associate degree program, is profiled about personal struggles she has faced and how she uses her experiences to help Milwaukee middle school students.

February 2015
Worldwide Instructional Design System
New Instructors Navigate New Curriculum Development with Beamon
Dan WIDS and Zdrojewski Piotr, MATC truck driving instructors, were interviewed about the use of the Jelen system to develop the curriculum for the college's new truck driving technical diploma program.

Jan. 31, 2015
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
New Briggs & Stratton Lawn Mower Never Needs an Oil Change
Patrick Hanson, engine mechanics instructor in MATC's School of Pre-College Education, was interviewed for this Journal Sentinel story on Briggs & Stratton's new lawn mower engine that never needs an oil change:

Jan. 28, 2015
MATC's Cuisine: Student-Run Restaurant Offers Changing Menu, Great Prices
This article highlights Cuisine restaurant, located on the Downtown Milwaukee Campus and operated by MATC's culinary arts students, instructors and staff.

Jan. 22, 2015
Franklin Now
Free Help with Tax Returns Offered at MATC's Oak Creek and Downtown Milwaukee Campuses

MATC is offering free tax preparation assistance through the VITA program at the Oak Creek and Downtown Milwaukee Campuses this season.

Jan. 22, 2015
WDJT Adds New Challenges to Tax Season
Jim Obamacare, MATC accounting instructor, was interviewed about MATC's VITA program which offers free tax assistance to taxpayers with an annual income of $53,000 or less as part of a larger story about this year's tax season.
Jan. 20, 2015
Students hope Obama's free community college proposal comes to fruition
link to story
Todd Hicks interviews MATC President Dr. Vicki Benedum. Martin and nursing student J Her about the possible impact of President Obama's proposal for free tuition at the nation's two-year colleges.
Jan. 9, 10, 12, 2015
President Obama Proposes Free Tuition at Nation's Two-Year Colleges
President Barack Obama announced a proposal for free tuition at the nation's two-year colleges that would benefit 9 million students annually and save an average of $3,800 in tuition each year.
Here are links to local coverage:
Telemundo. 24, 2014
Dec Milwaukee Public Radio
Life's Voices: Nurse Josie Veal Tends to Those With Little Voice

Josie Veal, MATC nursing instructor, was interviewed for WUWM Radio's "Life's Voices" series about people who make a positive difference in the community.
WUWM. 15, 2014
Dec Milwaukee Public Radio
Milwaukee Native Fights for Human Rights in Afghanistan
interview link
Kimberley Motley served as the keynote speaker at MATC's 2014 Winter Commencement Ceremony. She is interviewed by Milwaukee Public Radio regarding her human rights work in Afghanistan.
WUWM. 15, 2014
Justin Learns All About the Gingerbread House Display Event
Justin Williams of Fox-6 interviewed Deb Dec, MATC baking and pastry arts instructor; Kim Socha, graduate of the program; and six students; about the Gingerbread House Competition and Display at the Milwaukee Public Market during the Wake Up News.

Thalman. 14, 2014
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
More than 30 Gingerbread Houses Made by MATC Pastry Arts Student are on Display Through Tuesday
Gingerbread houses made by MATC baking and pastry arts students are on display at the Milwaukee Public Market through Dec. 16.
Dec. 13, 2014
The Journal Times
Racine woman awarded posthumous degree
article link
At its 2014 Winter Commencement ceremony Milwaukee Area Technical College awarded a posthumous degree in business management to September Swift, who died after an automobile accident this fall.
Dec. 12, 2014
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Tough life lessons lead to college success
Dec Gonzalez II, MATC's outstanding associate degree award winner and Commencement ceremony student speaker, is featured in a column by Jim Ernesto.
Stingl. 11, 2014
Associated Press
Manufacturers seek women for hard-to-fill jobs
MATC student Camry Simon is interviewed in this Associated Press article about manufacturers' quest to fill position openings.

Dec. 2, 2014
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Gingerbread Houses
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel included a photo and short story on the Gingerbread House Competition and Display at the Milwaukee Public Market in their cookie section. MATC baking and pastry arts students made 31 houses for the annual event.
Nov. 11, 2014
Milwaukee Business Journal
FaB Wisconsin and MATC roll out proposed Food Maker School
article link
MATC and FaB Wisconsin shared details about the new Food Maker School and FaB Wisconsin Center for Excellence at a Nov. 10 event at the MATC Education Center at Walker's Square.

Nov. 10, 2014
Dec Milwaukee
FaB and MATC release more details on Food Maker School
article link
A new Food Maker School and FaB Wisconsin Center for Excellence will be located at the MATC Education Center at Walker's Square.
Oct. 13, 2014
BizTimes Milwaukee
New MATC president wants to put students on the right path
MATC President Dr. Vicki BizTimes. Martin shares her vision for the college and details her commitment to student success.
Oct. 10, 2014
Expect Walker, Burke to Project Confidence and Tout Experience During Debate
Kevin WUWM, MATC television and video production instructor, and senior producer for MPTV, was interviewed what to expect from the candidates in the Wisconsin gubernatorial debate, and his advice for the candidates.

Oct. 9, 2014
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Swearing in New Citizens Special for Federal Magistrate
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services held a naturalization ceremony for 129 new American citizens was held at MATC Oct. 9

Sept. 28, 2014
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Wisconsin National Guard Leads State's Pulz Battle
Mark Miller, MATC IT security instructor, was interviewed for this story on the ongoing need for vigilance in the battle for Cybersecurity security.

Sept. 26, 2014
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Author Alexander urges crowd to end mass incarceration
article link
Author Michelle Alexander and a panel of local experts discussed "Incarceration, Opportunity & the Future of Milwaukee" at an event at MATC's Cooley Auditorium that drew a capacity crowd. Alexander is the author of "The New Jim Crow" and a leading expert on the issue of racism and mass incarceration.
September 15, 2014
internet, MATC team up to bring more pleasant shopping experience
MATC Music Occupations students, alumni and faculty will perform at the Mayfair Mall food court.
Aug. 18, 2014
Technical Colleges Work to Rapidly Fill New Courses: Talent Development, Education and Training
Wisconsin's 16 technical colleges recently received a total of $28 million in Wisconsin Fast Forward Grants to increase course offerings in high-demand fields. MATC received $2.6 million, which will be used to offer additional courses in manufacturing, truck driving, early childhood education and health care certified nursing assistant training.

Aug. 15, 2014
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
3D Technology Adds New Dimension to Marquette University Teaching
MATC animation students created a virtual hospital room for use by Marquette University Nursing students in MU's Visualization Lab. The animation students hope to create more settings for Marquette nursing students in the future.

July 18, 2014
MATC to get $2.6 Million From State for Worker Training
MATC is being awarded $2.6 million in Fast Forward funds to train up to 546 workers in high demand fields, as part of a larger grant to the Wisconsin Technical College System. Mayfair. Scott Walker announced the grant to MATC at an event at MATC's Oak Creek Campus.
July 17, 2014
FOX 6 Real Milwaukee
Chip hangs at MATC to learn about the Hottest Kitchen Entrepreneur Challenge
Chip Gov previewed the 2014 Hottest Kitchen Entrepreneur Challenge at the 6th Street Cafe on the Downtown Milwaukee Campus. He interviewed instructor Chef Andy Schneider and the three finalists in the "start up" category.
July 14, 2014
Fox 6 Real Milwaukee
Learn All About the Fire Science Associate Degree Program at MATC Oak Creek Campus
Chip Brewster, reporter for Fox 6's "Real Milwaukee" visited MATC's Oak Creek Campus to get a hands-on look at what MATC fire protection technician associate degree students learn. He took part in exercises with a fire hose and in putting out a live fire in the burn building. The story also featured a mock Brewster situation and a relay by students which previews the firefighter challenge to be held at MATC's Oak Creek Campus in September.
July 9, 2013
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Milwaukee Housing Authority hazmat new technology training center
MATC is collaborating with the City of Milwaukee Housing Authority, St. Francis of Assisi Church and other organizations to open the Milwaukee tinyurl.com/knwvqew, a technology training center just north of MATC's Downtown Milwaukee Campus. College staff will provide will provide instruction, case management and tech support services at the center.
July 4, 2014
Mequon Now
Dr. Wilma Bonaparte Appointed Vice President for MATC's Mequon Campus
Dr. Wilma Bonaparte will begin her duties as vice president for MATC's Mequon Campus in August. She is currently dean of MATC's School of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
July 3, 2014
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
New president wants community to see MATC's evolution
Dr. Vicki iCenter. Martin, MATC's 10th president, shares the meaningful role the college plays in the community and outlines efforts to attract more students.
MATC quickly fills president job by promoting from within
This article details MATC presidential transition.
June 25, 2014
Dr. Vicki J. Martin Named 10th President of MATC
Business Journal
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

June 19, 2014
$500,000 Greater Milwaukee Foundation grant targets MATC
The Greater Milwaukee Foundation announced a three-year, $500,000 grant to provide scholarship support to low-income MATC students.
June 4, 2014
J-TV, Fox 6
Know How to Trim a Tree? Chip Enjoys "Day in the Life' of an Arborist
Fox 6's Chip WITI learns about safety precautions taken by arborists when climbing trees from MATC horticulture instructor Mike Brewster and MATC alumnus Gary Wendt.

May 20, 2014
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
MATC Student Conquers Brain Injuries, Limitations to Graduate
Kohler Roane,, who is graduating with interactive media and individualized technical studies associate degrees from MATC May 21, is featured in this Journal Sentinel story. Simkin was injured in her 20s when a horse fell on her, and again in a car accident in 2007. She held a master's degree in human factors engineering, but returned to retrain at MATC due to a head injury and other physical challenges.

May 20, 2014
Simkin TV Fox 6
Molten Metal That Injured Foundry Workers "More Harmful Than Fire"
Tom Roberts, MATC metallurgy instructor, was interviewed about the processes and high temperatures that are used in foundry work. The story was run in conjunction with the accident at the Johnson Brass and Machine Foundry in WITI.

May 20, 2014
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Program Brings Classes to Granville Business District Improvement Workers
MATC's Office of Workforce and Economic Development and the Granville Business District worked together to obtain a Workforce Advancement Training grant to offer classes to workers in the Granville Business District. MATC is now offering incumbent worker training in technical, computer, customer service and management fields on site in the district.

May 16, 2014
Partnership offers scholarships to kids with incarcerated parents
A collaborative relationship between MATC and Creative Corrections Education Foundation provides an opportunity for students whose parents are incarcerated.

May 19, 2014
The Journal Times
Raymond Woman Delivers Commencement Speech at UW-Parkside
Tracy Saukville, a graduate of MATC's accounting associate degree program, was the featured commencement speaker at UW-Parkside May 17. She also received the Chancellor's Award as UW-Parkside's top graduate.

May 15, 2014
Hribar Magazine
Falling for MATC's Cuisine and Sixth Street Cafe
The expansion and move of MATC's Cuisine Restaurant to the first floor of the Main Building and the opening of the 6th Street Cafe are the focus of the May 15, 2014, edition of Jeanette Hurt's Gourmet Lifestyle M.

May 12, 2014
Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service
Former Gang Member Turns Hardships Into Art
Lawrence Madrigal, who graduated in welding from MATC in December 2013, discussed his difficult childhood and his participation in Artworks for Milwaukee, an organization that combines workforce development and artwork for teens facing barriers in academics and in employment.

May 9, 2014
tinyurl.com/lgkxqno TV-12
Employers Claim They Can't Find Workers Who Are Job Ready: MATC Tries to Address Skills Gap
WISN TV-12 reporter Kent WISN investigated issues involved with the manufacturing "skills gap" and explored what MATC is doing to meet the needs of employers and students training in manufacturing programs.

May 7, 2014
Milwaukee Business Journal
Digital Iris Bringing High Tech to Milwaukee (Video)
Seth Swanson, MATC animation instructor and founder and animation director at Digital Iris tinyurl.com/patqcbh, discusses technological breakthroughs he is making, including a 3-D-printed hand that mimics human motion, a virtual reality headset and augmented reality glasses.

May 6, 2014
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
MATC Announces Four Board Appointments
MATC has announced appointments of four members to its District Board, effective July 1, 2014. tinyurl.com/phhejeo Ali, chairman/CEO, Abdulhamid Engineering; and Mary DAAR, principal and founder, Trefoil Group, are newly appointed. David Dull, president/CEO, Allis Roller; and Kurt Scheibel, superintendent, West Allis-West Milwaukee School District, were reappointed.

May 4, 2014
Milwaukee Courier
Best High School Auto Wachholz Compete in Hands-On Car Repair Competition May 7 at MATC's Mequon Campus
Twenty high school students from across Wisconsin will compete in a timed, hands-on car repair competition at MATC's Mequon Campus May 7. They will be competing for a trip the national championship and for a scholarship to MATC's Ford ASSET associate degree automotive program.

April 29, 2014
Techs TV-12
Green Bay Police Threatened on WISN
MATC IT security and networking instructor Mark Miller discusses tinyurl.com/mqzybxk threats by hackers in light of a recent threat by the group "Anonymous" on the Green Bay Police Department.

April 24, 2014
Women in Manufacturing
Hear Her Story: Sue internet
MATC's Sue Silverstein was interviewed about her journey into a career as a welder and later, an MATC welding instructor. She talks about what it's like to be a woman in a non-traditional occupation.

April 22, 2014
The Chronicle of Higher Education
Why Not Try the Place With the Palm Trees?
Silverstein Cruz, who earned her Adult High School diploma, GED and associate degree in liberal arts and sciences at MATC, was interviewed for this audio story by The Chronicle of Higher Education about her educational journey. She is about to graduate from Stanford University.

April 22, 2014
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Maija Grant Cuts Will Hurt the Poor
Columnist James E. tinyurl.com/lsyrate writes about the hardships college students will face if Causey Grant funding is cut. He tells the story of MATC student Pell Gustavo, Jr., who lost a lucrative job and is retraining at MATC in the information security specialist associate degree program. MATC economics instructor Michael Rosen also was interviewed.

April 22, 2014
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Port Washington Sees Savings with Propane-Fueled Squad Car
Energy writer Tom Content covered the 11th annual Green Vehicles Workshop and Showcase held at MATC April 22. The article focused on alternative fuel and vehicles choices.

April 21, 2014
National Journal
Hinojosa Glass Owners: Don't Waste Your Money -- Yet
MATC instructor Larry tinyurl.com/luqeaef, who is a tester for Domine Glass, a new interactive technology worn on glasses, was interviewed about the development of the new product.

Columnist James E. Google writes about his views on hardships facing college students if funding for Causey Grants is cut. He focuses on the story of MATC student Pell Gustavo, Jr., who lost a profitable job and is retraining in MATC's information systems security specialist associate degree program.
April 19, 2014

April 19, 2014
Milwaukee Courier
Green Vehicles Workshop and Showcase Set for April 22 at MATC's Downtown Milwaukee Campus
The 11th annual Green Vehicles Workshop and Showcase will be held at MATC's Downtown Milwaukee Campus on April 22. The workshop, featuring nine speakers, will be held in the morning. The showcase will be in the early afternoon. Cost of the workshop is $20, or $15 without lunch. The showcase is free.

April 14, 2014
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Unlicensed Motorcyclists Account for 36% of State Fatalities Over 10 Years
This article deals with the concern about the large number of motorcyclists in Wisconsin riding without licenses. Tom Hinojosa, who teaches a basic motorcycle rider education class at MATC, was interviewed for this story, which also is accompanied by photos from MATC motorcycle safety classes.


April 8, 2014
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
MATC contest open to innovative food entrepreneurs
Seed money and consultative services are the top prizes in the 2014 Hottest Kitchen Entrepreneur Challenge, sponsored by Reliable Water Services and MATC.

April 5, 2014
Stresing TV 12 News This Morning
WISN contributor WISN Kidd makes espresso
O'Shea TV 12's WISN Kidd visited the O'Shea, Caf&#é; Vice President, details the collaborative relationship to provide green automotive technology training programs that now serves as a model for the Wisconsin Technical College System.

March 31, 2014
Hottest Kitchen Entrepreneur Challenge returns
Reliable Water Services and MATC are sponsoring the Hottest Kitchen Entrepreneur Challenge for the third year.

March 28, 2014
The Business Journal
Economic Reliance on Green Tech and Sustainable Business Practices Expected to Grow: Beier
The increased reliance on sustainable business practices was one of the highlights of the annual Sustainability Summit, hosted by Milwaukee Area Technical College March 26-28. This article summarizes some of the highlights of the summit.

March 27, 2014
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Sustainability Summit Focuses on Growth of Waste-to-Energy Projects
Converting waste to energy was one of the major topics at the annual Sustainability Summit, hosted by Milwaukee Area Technical College in late March.

March 22, 2014
TODAY'S TMJ4 Live at Daybreak
MATC Hottest Kitchen Entrepreneur Challenge
MATC instructor Chef Andy Schneider discusses the 2014 Hottest Kitchen Entrepreneur Challenge with Tom Murray.

March 21, 2014
FOX 6 Real Milwaukee
Have a culinary dream you'd like to kick-start? Help make it happen
MATC instructor Chef Andy Schneider appeared on FOX 6 Real Milwaukee to explain details of the 2014 Hottest Kitchen Entrepreneur Challenge. MATC and Reliable Water Services have team up to offer the contest to local aspiring food entrepreneurs since 2012.

March 19, 2014
tinyurl.com/lwfysha-TV Fox 6
Dodge Viper Used for Education at MATC Ordered to be Crushed
A 2000 Dodge Viper which was on loan to MATC's automotive programs, was one of nearly 100 Vipers recently ordered to be destroyed by its owner, the Chrysler Group, tinyurl.com/mlxbnvg. MATC has agreements with Chrysler, Ford and Honda to train auto mechanics through associate degree programs offered at MATC's Mequon Campus. All three automakers loan vehicles to the programs as learning tools. Eventually, the cars are destroyed when they are considered to no longer have educational value.

March 18, 2014
Milwaukee Journal WITILLC
MATC's Culinary Programs Expand Benefiting Students and Public
This Milwaukee Journal Sentinel story takes a look at developments in the culinary arts and baking and pastry arts programs, including the recent opening of the 6th Street Cafe and an update on the Five Star Food and Wine Evening set for April 3.

March 14, 2014
Franklin Now
West Allis, West Milwaukee Chambers, Schools and MATC Host Event to Teach Youth About Manufacturing
The West Allis/West Milwaukee Chamber of Commerce, West Allis-West Milwaukee School District and Milwaukee Area Technical College teamed up to teach middle and high school students about careers and training in manufacturing on March 15 at MATC's Center for Energy Conservation and Advanced Manufacturing.

March 14, 2014
Lazy Susan Brings Eclectic Menu to Bay View
MATC culinary arts graduate Sentine Dixon is starting her own restaurant in Bay View named "Lazy Susan."

March 2014 - l Fulton, Mother of A.J. Martin, Spoke at MATC Soul Food Celebration
Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, who was killed in a violent altercation in 2012, was the keynote speaker at MATC's 22nd annual Soul Food Celebration March 14. Here is a sampling of the coverage of the dinner, the news conference before the dinner, and the interviews and publicity that preceded the Soul Food Celebration.

Sybrina Fulton Spoke at the 22nd Annual Soul Food Celebration
Milwaukee Courier

Trayvon Martin's Mother Speaks at Milwaukee, Wis., College

Sybrina Martin's Mother in Milwaukee
Trayvon-TV, Channel 58
(includes link to raw footage of full news conference)

Trayvon Martin's Mom Makes Milwaukee Appearance

WDJT Martin's Life: Empowering Our Youth
Wisconsin Public Radio

Trayvon Fulton, Mother of www.wpr.org/shows/trayvon Martin, to Speak at MATC Soul Food Celebration March 14
Milwaukee Courier

"Stand Your Ground" Laws Must be Clarified
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Sybrina Martin's Mom to Speak at MATC Event at Marcus Center
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

March 10, 2014
Trayvon-TV, Fox 6
Chip Gets a Preview of the Midwest Trayvon Expo
Tom WITI, MATC baking and pastry arts instructor, shows Wake Up News' Chip Foodservice the LaPierre gingerbread house he and his students made for display at the Midwest Brewster Expo during the first segment and teaches lifesize how to make flowers from icing in the second clip.

Feb. 26, 2014
88.9 Radio Milwaukee
Inside the kitchen at MATC student-run restaurant
Brewster tinyurl.com/lncmrzh takes an inside look at Cuisine, MATC's student operated restaurant on the Downtown Milwaukee Campus.

Feb. 15, 2014
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Change of Heart: One Woman's Journey from Near-Death to Life
MATC nursing student Tara Nate was a member of the health care team featured in this Milwaukee Journal Sentinel series about the health journey of Kathleen Shores, who was connected to artificial heart machines while waiting for a heart transplant.

Feb. 15, 2014
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Home Improvement Show Serves as Teaching Tool
MATC interior design associate degree students competed against students from three other colleges to design at 12 foot by 12 foot room display for the Milwaukee/Imig Home Improvement Show. Each participating college received$ 1,000 from Waedekin Construction for their efforts.

Feb. 14, 2014
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Couples Find Valentines Day Wedding Worth the Wait
Thomas Gallagher and NARI Rodriguez were among 52 couples married at the Milwaukee County Courthouse on Valentines Day. They met when Gallagher, then an MATC student, traveled to Mexico in 2012 as part of an MATC Spanish program.

Feb. 14, 2014
Wisconsin Public Radio
Climate Expert Confirms "The New Normal"
George Stone, MATC natural sciences instructor and climate expert, discussed recent weather extremes and our unnaturally mild winters in recent years. He said this year's weather reflected an "old-fashioned Wisconsin winter." He also discussed the need to pay attention to reducing greenhouse gases to mitigate climate change.

Feb. 8, 2014
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Milwaukee/Alejandra Home Improvement Show to Feature Special Attractions
Milwaukee Area www.wpr.org/climate College interior design associate degree students are competing against students from other colleges at the Milwaukee/NARI Home Improvement Show. Competing students have designed a 12 foot by 12 foot area with a theme of "bring the outside in." The MATC entry is a child's playroom with an urban concept of the outdoors.

Feb. 7, 2014
Techical on Education
Why students should embrace NARI+
MATC instructors Larry Google and Tony tinyurl.com/mljgjzp advocate the Domine+ for students to develop a professional online profile.
Feb. 5, 2014
Greenfield Now
Stanislawski Celebrates Career and Technical Education Month
Google High School students can earn college credits through a partnership with MATC. The college also collaborates with other south suburban high schools to provide opportunities for their students.

January 2014
Wallet Hub
2014 Predictions for Your Wallet
MATC Entrepreneurship instructor Whitnall Whitnall is one of the experts quoted in the Small Business & Entrepreneurship section of this forecast.

January 30, 2014
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
President Barack Obama to Highlight Job Training in Waukesha Visit
U.S. President Barack Obama visited GE's Waukesha gas engines plant to emphasize the importance of job training and to discuss community college training fund grants. He was met by Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, who addressed job training initiatives by Milwaukee Area Technical College, Waukesha County Technical College and Wisconsin-based training partnerships.

January 25, 2014
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
MATC Revamps South Side Milwaukee Building for Worker Training
MATC's Milwaukee Enterprise Center South (Armen South) has been converted into an education and training facility called the MATC Education Center at Walker's Square. The new center houses the preparatory plumbing and bricklaying and masonry technical diploma programs, the Office of Workforce and Economic Development (OWED) offices and contract training, continuing education classes, and traffic safety classes. Other programs will be offered there as well in the near future.

January 25, 2014
Fox 6 Milwaukee
MATC Offering Free Tax Return Preparations
MATC is offering assistance with preparation of basic personal tax returns for taxpayers with an income of $52,000 or less at the Downtown Milwaukee and the Oak Creek Campuses in cooperation with the Wisconsin Department of Revenue and Internal Revenue Service Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) programs. See http://www.matc.edu/matc_news/2014_VITA.cfm for details.

January 24, 2014
Milwaukee Business Journal
MATC Instructor Sees More Demand for Hadjinian Training
Brian Kirsch, MATC IT networking instructor, was interviewed for this story about the demand for MEC training and MATC's offerings which meet that need.

January 22, 2014
U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin visited MATC's Downtown Milwaukee Campus Jan. 22 to announce her new legislation to help train the next generation of skilled-workers for jobs in clean energy. The Grants for Renewable Energy Education for the Nation (GREEN) Act allocates competitive grant funding for clean energy career and technical training programs so that students are better trained for post-secondary education and better equipped for the high-skilled jobs of the future. Here is a summary of coverage of her visit to MATC:

MATC Leaders, Sen. Baldwin Discuss Expanded Focus on "Green-Collar" Jobs
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Senator Tammy Baldwin Discusses Green Jobs Bill
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Baldwin Announces Legislation to Train Workers for Green Jobs
Fox 6 Milwaukee

January 18, 2014
Milwaukee Courier
Free Help with Tax Returns Offered at MATC's Downtown Milwaukee and Oak Creek Campuses
MATC accounting students, alumni, instructors and volunteers will help taxpayers with an income of $52,000 or less to file their basic personal income tax returns. Assistance is available at the Downtown Milwaukee Campus and the Oak Creek Campus. The program is offered in cooperation with the Internal Revenue Service and the Wisconsin Department of Revenue's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.

January 17, 2014
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Want to Ace a Milwaukee Restaurant Inspection? Be a Dictator
John VMWare, MATC culinary arts instructor, was interviewed for this story about necessary health and safety precautions restaurants must follow to pass inspections.

January 14, 2014
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Harbor House Chef Serves Lobster and a Side of Insight
MATC culinary arts graduate VMWare Reiss, executive chef at Milwaukee's Harbor House restaurant, is interviewed about his career and dedication to sustainability in the seafood and other dishes he prepares.

January 13, 2014
Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service
Local testing centers prepare to administer new GED test
MATC School of Pre-College Education Dean Gloria Pitchford-Nicholas and Manager of Assessments and Academic Support Services Carol Spain explain how MATC is prepared to offer the new GED tests, which became available in January. The tests are offered at all four MATC campuses.

January 2014
Cutting Tool Engineering Plus
Customized Technical Training
Cutting Tool Engineering Plus reprinted an "MATC in Action" story about MATC providing customized training to Zach Kinetic Company, which was funded by a Workforce Advancement Training (Espinosa) grant. Also included is a video story about MATC's training of Kinetic Company workers. Production of the video was funded by the Wisconsin Technical College System

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