Wednesday – March 04, 2015


MATC in the News

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

March 1, 2015
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Poet Baca 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 Beamon, 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 WIDS
Dan Zdrojewski and Piotr Jelen, MATC truck driving instructors, were interviewed about the use of the WIDS 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
Obamacare Adds New Challenges to Tax Season
Jim Benedum, 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 J. Martin and nursing student Gao 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:

Dec. 24, 2014
WUWM 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.

Dec. 15, 2014
WUWM 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.

Dec. 15, 2014
Justin Learns All About the Gingerbread House Display Event
Justin Williams of Fox-6 interviewed Deb Socha, MATC baking and pastry arts instructor; Kim Thalman, graduate of the program; and six students; about the Gingerbread House Competition and Display at the Milwaukee Public Market during the Wake Up News. 

Dec. 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
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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
Ernesto Gonzalez II, MATC's outstanding associate degree award winner and Commencement ceremony student speaker, is featured in a column by Jim Stingl.

Dec. 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
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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
BizTimes 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 J. 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 Pulz, 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 Cybersecurity Battle
Mark Miller, MATC IT security instructor, was interviewed for this story on the ongoing need for vigilance in the battle for internet 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
Mayfair, 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. Gov. 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 Brewster 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 hazmat 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 OKs 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 iCenter, 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 J. 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
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
WITI-TV, Fox 6
Know How to Trim a Tree? Chip Enjoys "Day in the Life' of an Arborist
Fox 6's Chip Brewster learns about safety precautions taken by arborists when climbing trees from MATC horticulture instructor Mike Wendt and MATC alumnus Gary Kohler.

May 20, 2014
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
MATC Student Conquers Brain Injuries, Limitations to Graduate
Roane Simkin,, 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
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 Saukville.

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 19, 2014
The Journal Times
Raymond Woman Delivers Commencement Speech at UW-Parkside
Tracy Hribar, 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
M 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 blog.

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
Employers Claim They Can't Find Workers Who Are Job Ready: MATC Tries to Address Skills Gap
WISN TV-12 reporter Kent Wainscott 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 LL, 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. Abdulhamid Ali, chairman/CEO, DAAR Engineering; and Mary Scheibel, principal and founder, Trefoil Group, are newly appointed. David Dull, president/CEO, Allis Roller; and Kurt Wachholz, superintendent, West Allis-West Milwaukee School District, were reappointed.

May 4, 2014
Milwaukee Courier
Best High School Auto Techs 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
Green Bay Police Threatened on YouTube
MATC IT security and networking instructor Mark Miller discusses internet 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 Silverstein
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?
Maija 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
Pell Grant Cuts Will Hurt the Poor
Columnist James E. Causey writes about the hardships college students will face if Pell Grant funding is cut. He tells the story of MATC student Gustavo Hinojosa, 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
Google Glass Owners: Don't Waste Your Money -- Yet
MATC instructor Larry Domine, who is a tester for Google Glass, a new interactive technology worn on glasses, was interviewed about the development of the new product. 

Columnist James E. Causey writes about his views on hardships facing college students if funding for Pell Grants is cut. He focuses on the story of MATC student Gustavo Hinojosa, 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 Stresing, 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
WISN TV 12 News This Morning
WISN contributor Kidd O'Shea makes espresso
WISN TV 12's Kidd O'Shea visited the Café Saturday, April 5, 2014, to promote the 2014 Hottest Kitchen Entrepreneur Challenge and feature the college's baking and pastry arts students and faculty.

April 4, 2014
Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service
MATC Truck Driving Program Looks to Fill Large Employee Gap
This article takes a look at MATC's new 10-week full-time truck driving program.

March 2014
Dealer Point,Official Publication of the Wisconsin Automobile & Truck Dealers Association
A Green Light for Green Skills in Wisconsin
Gary Beier, WATDA 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: Slideshow
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
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, LLC. 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 Sentinel
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 A.J. Dixon is starting her own restaurant in Bay View named "Lazy Susan."

March 2014 - Sybrina Fulton, Mother of Trayvon 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

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

Trayvon Martin's Mom Makes Milwaukee Appearance

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

Sybrina Fulton, Mother of Trayvon Martin, to Speak at MATC Soul Food Celebration March 14
Milwaukee Courier

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

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

March 10, 2014
WITI-TV, Fox 6
Chip Gets a Preview of the Midwest Foodservice Expo 
Tom LaPierre, MATC baking and pastry arts instructor, shows Wake Up News' Chip Brewster the lifesize gingerbread house he and his students made for display at the Midwest Foodservice Expo during the first segment and teaches Brewster 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
Nate Imig 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 Waedekin 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/NARI Home Improvement Show. Each participating college received$ 1,000 from Nehmey Construction for their efforts.

Feb. 14, 2014
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Couples Find Valentines Day Wedding Worth the Wait
Thomas Gallagher and Alejandra 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/NARI Home Improvement Show to Feature Special Attractions
Milwaukee Area Techical 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
SmartBlog on Education
Why students should embrace Google+
MATC instructors Larry Domine and Tony Stanislawski advocate the Google+ for students to develop a professional online profile. 

Feb. 5, 2014
Greenfield Now
Whitnall Celebrates Career and Technical Education Month
Whitnall 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 Armen Hadjinian 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 (MEC 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 for details.

January 24, 2014
Milwaukee Business Journal 
MATC Instructor Sees More Demand for VMWare Training
Brian Kirsch, MATC IT networking instructor, was interviewed for this story about the demand for VMWare 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 Reiss, 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 Zach Espinosa, 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 Greendale's Kinetic Company, which was funded by a Workforce Advancement Training (WAT) 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

December 20, 2013
Wisconsin Eye
Newsmakers: Michael Burke, President of Milwaukee Area Technical College
MATC President Michael L. Burke is interviewed by Wisconsin Eye Senior Producer Steve Walters and discussing exciting projects on the horizon for Wisconsin's largest technical college.

December 18, 2013
Franklin Now
Franklin Resident Wins National Gingerbread House Contest
Kim Thalman, a graduate of MATC's baking and pastry arts associate degree program, won a national gingerbread house competition in North Carolina in November.

December 2013
RE-Powering News
Case Study: Milwaukee Area Technical College Photovoltaic Educational Laboratory
MATC's PV Lab, located at 810 E. Capitol Dr., Milwaukee is featured as completed renewable energy project on contaminated lands, landfills, or mine sites. The EPA initiative encourages the siting of renewable energy on thousands of currently and formerly contaminated properties across the nation.

December 11, 2013
WITI-TV, Fox 6, "Studio A"
Help to Make Your Gingerbread House a Piece of Art
Debra Socha, certified master baker and MATC instructor in baking and pastry arts, and MATC baking and pastry arts students Raeghn Draper and John Vanderlinde appeared on "Studio A" to talk about MATC's gingerbread house display and competition and to teach hosts Katrina Cravy and Ted Perry how to build gingerbread houses. Fourteen gingerbread houses made by MATC students were on display at the Milwaukee Public Market in December.

December 11, 2013
WITI-TV, Fox 6
Elaborate Gingerbread Houses on Display at Milwaukee Public Market
Laura Langemo of Fox 6 News interviews Debra Socha, certified master baker and MATC instructor in baking and pastry arts, and students Crystal Engstrom and Rachel Rick about the gingerbread house exhibit and competition at the Milwaukee Public Market. Engstrom and Rick are among the MATC baking and pastry arts students who have created gingerbread houses for the event.

December 9, 2013
FaB is Catalyst for Industry
MATC's new technical diplomas in food manufacturing industrial maintenance and food manufacturing and processing, and new associate degree in food science technology are discussed in this article about developments in the food industry in southeast Wisconsin. MATC worked with FaB (Food and Beverage) Milwaukee, a regional food and beverage industry cluster network formed by the Milwaukee 7 economic development group and the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce in 2012, to develop the programs. 

December 5, 2013
Future Bakers Whip Up Gingerbread Houses
Marge Pitrof of WUWM-Radio interviewed MATC baking and pastry arts students as they built houses for MATC's annual gingerbread house competition and display at the Milwaukee Public Market. 

December 5, 2013
Kenosha News
Labor Secretary Lauds Gateway Program
U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez was in Wisconsin as part of a tour of the Midwest. He met with Wisconsin Technical College System representatives to learn about the $23 million Department of Labor grant to develop and expand career pathways in information technology programs. This article highlights his visit to Gateway Technical College on Dec. 4. MATC representatives spoke at the event.

December 4, 2013
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
French Chef Jacquy Pfeiffer Teaches Baking as Fine Art
Jacquy Pfeiffer, co-founder of The French Pastry School in Chicago, was interviewed for this Chef Chat question-and-answer piece. On Dec. 5, Pfeiffer was at MATC for a baking demonstration/tasting and book signing.

Nov. 30, 2013
Milwaukee Courier
Open House for MATC Accelerated Programs on Dec. 5
MATC will hold an open house featuring its accelerated programs from 5-8 p.m. Dec. 5 at its Oak Creek Campus.

Nov. 29, 2013
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Watch Pastry Chef Pfeiffer Bake at MATC Tasting, Book Signing 
Pastry chef Jacquy Pfeiffer, co-founder of the French Pastry School in Chicago, will present a baking demonstration and tasting, followed by a book signing of his new book The Art of French Pastry, at MATC's Downtown Milwaukee Campus Dec. 5.

Nov. 14, 2013
eCampus News
Social Media Gives Leg Up to Students Looking for Work
MATC instructor Larry Domine was interviewed for this story about helping students find jobs through use of social media. Domine teaches a course called "Social Networking and Business Communications."

Nov. 11, 2013
Police Shoot and Kill Armed Suspect in Downtown Transit Center
Rick Cole, MATC criminal justice/law enforcement instructor and coordinator, MATC Law Enforcement Recruit Academy, was interviewed for this CBS 58 story about the use of deadly force by police officers. 

Nov. 9, 2013
MATC Open House
WISN-TV's Kidd O'Shea reported live from MATC on Nov. 9, interviewing instructors and students from four MATC programs and informing viewers about the MATC Open House being held that morning at the Downtown Milwaukee Campus. Below are clips from two of the live remotes. The first featured news about the City of Milwaukee proclaiming Nov. 9, 2013, "MATC Day" and interviewing truck driving instructor Piotr Jelen and a student. In the second clip, Kidd O'Shea gets a cardiac ultrasound from cardiovascular technology instructor Richard Dettman and a student. Instructors and students from baking and pastry arts and the creative advertising strategist programs also were interviewed.

Truck Driving 
Cardiovascular Technology:

Oct. 15, 2013
Oak Creek Patch
MATC, Business Groups Push Manufacturing to Students
MATC, the South Suburban Chamber of Commerce and area companies are holding a "Heavy Metal Tour" Oct. 18 at area manufacturers and at the Energy Conservation and Advanced Manufacturing (ECAM) Center at MATC's Oak Creek Campus. The goal is to introduce high school students to careers in manufacturing.

Oct. 7, 2013
Biz Times
Leaders Encourage Manufacturing Careers
Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch: Reggie Newson, secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development: and Buckley Brinkman, executive director of the Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership; visited Ultra Tool & Manufacturing in Menomonee Falls and Waukesha Metal Products in Grafton in October, along with about 80 eighth graders from John Long Middle School in Grafton. The visit was intended to highlight the value of careers in manufacturing. MATC staff also spoke with the students.

Oct. 3, 2013
Business Journal
New MATC Scholarship Targets Construction Trades Apprentices
 The Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation is investing $200,000 over the next 10 years to offer MATC apprentice students scholarships to help pay for equipment, clothing and tools. Twenty MATC apprenticeship students will receive $1,000 each this year through the Jim Elliott Apprentice Scholarship for the Construction Trades.

Sept. 26, 2013
Germantown Now
Granville Business Improvement District: Building a Dynamic Community
MATC staff will participate in Granville Business Improvement District Oct. 1 events designed to recognize the Granville area's manufacturing strength. Sandra McClary, MATC Office of Workforce and Economic Development, will present “Bringing MATC to Granville Soon: The Impact on Our Collective Value.” Dorothy Walker, interim dean of MATC's School of Technical and Applied Sciences, will serve on a panel discussion titled "Celebration of Women in Granville Manufacturing."
Sept. 14, 2013
Milwaukee Courier
MATC Day of Service-Neighborhood Beautification Project to be Held on Sat. Sept. 14 at Hillside Terrace
MATC students and staff joined with staff and residents from Hillside Terrace in a neighborhood beautification project Sept. 14. The project was initiated by MATC's Center for Engaged and Service Learning.

Sept. 11, 2013
Ozaukee Press
Fall Look a Sign of Tree Trouble
MIke Wendt, MATC landscape horticulture instructor, was interviewed for this Ozaukee Press article about conditions causing distress in maple trees located in Port Washington.

Aug. 27, 2013
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Work Shift: Building Inspector Making Milwaukee 'A Better Place to Live'
Stacey Tyler, who had been scheduling services and ordering supplies for a medical company, made a major career shift when she applied for an intership which led to her current position as a city building inspector for Milwaukee's Department of Neighborhood Services. Her internship included taking courses at MATC in technical math and architectural drawings.

July 30, 2013
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Sisters Focus on Quality Butchery, Wines
MATC culinary arts graduate Karen Bell recently opened Bavetta La Boucherie, a butcher shop and cafe in Milwaukee's Third Ward that features locally and sustainably produced meat. A selection of gourment foods also is available for purchase. They also serve wine, selected by Bell's sister Jessica Bell, a wine consultant and founder of My Wine School.

July 19, 2013
The Business Journal
MATC to Offer Truck Driving Diploma
MATC will offer a 10-week truck driving diploma. Classes begin Sept. 9. Scott Jansen, director of the office of skills development at the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, identified heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers as among the top five occupations in greatest demand in the state.

July 17, 2013
The Business Journal
MATC Changes Up Barber, Cosmetologist Studies
MATC will offer barber technical diploma and apprenticeship programs beginning in fall 2013. In the past, students were required to take combined barber and cosmetologist studies. The split allows students in the barber diploma program to take 1,000 hours of instruction rather than 1,800 hours. Both the barber diploma and apprenticeship offer more focus on men's haircuts and shaving.

July 16, 2013
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
MATC finalists serve up heated competition
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Nancy Stohs takes a look at the three finalists in the 2013 Hottest Kitchen Entrepreneur Challenge, sponsored by Reliable Water Services, FaB Milwaukee and MATC.  This year's winner will be announced Wednesday, July 31, at MATC's Cuisine Restaurant on the Downtown Milwaukee Campus.

July 16, 2013
Business Journal
MATC to Expand Entrepreneurship Center with $50,000 Bader Foundation Grant
MATC's plan to expand its Entrepreneurship Center as a result of a Helen Bader Foundation grant includes scholarship support for students and new equipment.

July 8, 2013
WITI TV-6, Real Milwaukee
MATC Offers a Tasty Confection-Making Class
"Real Milwaukee" host Chip Brewster visited the "Chocolate, Confections and Sugar Work" class, which is part of MATC's Baking and Pastry Arts associate degree program. He helped make chocolate bars; attached pieces to the chocolate showpieces made by the students and MATC instructor Tom Lapierre, certified executive pastry chef; and discussed the program and jobs available to its graduates.

June 11, 2013
MATC Offers Free Culinary Camps for Students
MATC culinary arts instructor Mary Dess and former culinary camp participant /future MATC culinary arts student Maria Nasby appeared live on WTMJ TV-4's noon news to talk up the upcoming culinary camps. The free weeklong camps are offered for high school students 16 and older who want to get a taste of a career in culinary arts.

June 11, 2013
Lawn and Landscape
WGIF Don Groth Memorial Scholarship Awarded
MATC horticulture student Tara O'Meallain will receive a $500 scholarship from the Wisconsin Green Industry Federation, which was established as a memorial to Don Groth.

June 10, 2013
U.S. Representative Gwen Moore Press Conference at Downtown Milwaukee Campus
U.S. Representative Gwen Moore held a press conference at MATC's Downtown Milwaukee Campus to address impending doubling of interest rates on student loans.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Milwaukee Courier

June 10, 2013
BizTimes Milwaukee Magazine
Kinetic Trains Industrial Knifemakers: Made in Milwaukee
This feature story on the Kinetic Company includes information and a photo about training being offered by MATC to Kinetic Company employees, thanks to a Workforce Advancement Training grant provided by the Wisconsin Technical College System.

June 10, 2013
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
4 Gold Medals is Story of Determination for Cedarburg Boy
Nathan Whiterock, a Cedarburg High School student with spina bifida, won gold medals in the shot put, mile, 100-meter and 800-meter wheelchair events at the WIAA Track and Field Championships this month. He will attend MATC's Mequon Campus in the fall.

June 7, 2013
Business Journal
There's an App for That: MATC Students Develop Apps, Take Them to Their Employers
Students in MATC's IT programmer analyst classes are developing apps for their employers and to sell on their own, taught by MATC instructor Matthew Friedel.

May 31, 2013
MATC announced plans to lease additional space near the Downtown Milwaukee Campus for its School of Health programs. Links to coverage are below:

Journal Sentinel 
Business Journal 
Biz Times

May 27, 2013
FaB Cluster Helps Food Entrepreneurs Get Started
FaB Milwaukee was founded in 2012 by the Milwaukee 7 and the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce (MMAC) to provide a central resource for the food and beverage industry to access information, job candidates and a network of potential partners. FaB is working with MATC to develop food manufacturing courses. Armen Hadjinian, MATC entrepreneurship instructor, who was interviewed for this article, said that about 25 percent of the 80 students enrolled in MATC's entrepreneurship program are planning or have started a food-related business.

May 25, 2013
The Milwaukee Courier
Tammy Baldwin to Speak at MATC 2013 Commencement
U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin was the keynote speaker at MATC's 2013 graduation May 24. Appoximately 1,400 students graduated from MATC's associate degree, technical diploma, apprentice and adult high school programs.

May 22, 2013
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
MATC Offers Free Culinary Camps to High School Students
MATC and the Wisconsin Restaurant Association are offering free weeklong culinary camps in June for high school students 16 and older at the Oak Creek Campus. Students will earn one college credit.

May 20, 2013
WUWM Radio
Signs of an Improving Job Market for New College Grads
Ann-Elise Henzel of WUWM Radio interviews representatives from Milwaukee area colleges, the Department of Workforce Development and Manpower about job prospects for this year's graduates. Mike Kuehnl, MATC manager of recruiting and student employment services, talks about which fields are doing the most hiring and about students with bachelor's and master's degrees returning to MATC to receive up-to-date training to make them more marketable.

May 11, 2013
Mequon Now
Employers' Breakfast Meeting May 17 to Focus on Preparing Students with Disabilities for Employment
A free breakfast meeting will be held May 17 at MATC's Mequon Campus for local employers. Sponsored by the Leaders of Ozaukee’s Next Generation (LONG), Grafton High School and MATC’s Mequon Campus, the goal of the event is to share with employers information about the benefits of offering job shadowing experience, informational interviews and tours for youth with disabilities.

May 8, 2013
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills 2013 Wisconsin Competition
This Milwaukee Journal Sentinel photo gallery captures some of the highlights of the Ford/AAA statewide high school auto repair competition held at MATC's Mequon Campus. Winners earn scholarships to MATC"s Ford ASSET (Automotive Student Service Educational Training) associate degree program and a trip to the national competition. Grafton High School won this year's competition.

May 3, 2012
Mequon Now
'How Money Works' is Topic of Presentation at MATC-Mequon May 16
"How Money Works" is the topic of a free, public presentation at MATC's Mequon Campus May 16. The presentation, led by representatives of Primerica Life Insurance Company, is part of the Mequon Campus Patio Series.

Spring 2013
Graze (Outpost Natural Foods)
Eat Here!
Cuisine, MATC's on site restaurant, run by the culinary arts students and instructors, was featured in this issue of Graze, put out by Outpost Natural Foods. The article also includes a recipe for Cuisine's Tuscan Bean Soup.

April 2013
MATC's Photography associate degree program is featured in MAC-On-Campus. Instructional chair Mark Saxon shares highlights of the program with MAC-On-Campus, an educational support program of this industry leading sales and marketing company.

April 29, 2013
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Ettiquette, Networking on College Seniors' Plates
MATC, Marquette University and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee offer students training in social ettiquette and how to make a good impression on potential employers. MATC offers weekly "Meet the Business" sessions which offer students an informal opportunity to meet with prospective employers/ Jenny McGilligan, MATC student employment specialist, discussed the value of the sessions in helping students connect with employers and have the opportunity to hear from them directly about their hiring criteria.

April 27, 2013
Milwaukee Courier
Open House Celebrating MATC Accelerated Programs Set for May 1 at West Allis Campus
MATC is is hosting an open house to share information about its accelerated programs from 4:30-7 p.m. May 1 at the West Allis Campus. The accelerated programs are designed for busy working adults, and are offered online or offered one evening per week in eight-week sessions.

April 26, 2013
The Oak Creek Patch
MATC Event Promotes Manufacturing Careers
The West Allis/West Milwaukee Chamber of Commerce, West Allis-West Milwaukee School District, local manufacturers and MATC are teaming up to offer middle school and high school students a chance to learn more about careers in manufacturing. The "Heavy Metal Tour" is held at the Energy Conservation and Advanced Manufacturing (ECAM) Center at MATC's Oak Creek Campus.

April 22, 2013
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Nonstop Rain Means Wet Basements, Busy Contractors
Michael Geiger, MATC plumbing instructor and master plumber, was interviewed for tips on avoiding getting water in the basement and on safety tips when dealing with wet basements and sump pumps, for this story on dealing with the effects of  excessive rain in Wisconsin.

April 20, 2012
WDJT-TV Channel 58
Aaron Rodgers Surprises MPS Students
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers surprised Milwaukee Public Schools students with an appearance called "Bank Your Future" held at Milwaukee Area Technical College April 20. Students from the YWCA Black Achievers and Sponsor the Scholar programs were at the event to learn how to prepare for the workforce. 

April 18, 2013
Production Machining
Milwaukee Area Technical College Fills the Gap
Tom Olson, MATC machining instructor, was interviewed for this article about MATC's precision machining programs, which include CNC Swiss machining, tool and die, CNC setup operations and CNC programming. MATC works closely with members of the Precision Machined Products Association to ensure that its programs meet the needs of industry and workers.

April 18, 2013
Wisconsin Public Radio
Wisconsin Weather and Climate Change
George Stone, MATC natural science instructor, was interviewed on Wisconsin Public Radio's "At Issue" program on the subject of recent weather trends and how climate change might be involved in extreme weather.

April 15, 2013
The Business Journal
MATC Adds Associate Degree and Technical Diploma Programs
MATC will add 12 new associate degree and technical diploma programs in 2013-2014 to address a growing demand in a number of industries.

April 15, 2013
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
MATC's Five Star Food and Wine Evening This Thursday
MATC's Five Star Food and Wine Evening will be held April 18 at the Downtown Milwaukee Campus. The event is a fundraiser for scholarships for students in MATC's culinary arts, baking and hospitality programs. The food will be prepared by culinary arts and baking students.

April 13, 2013
The Milwaukee Courier
"Five Star Food and Wine Evening" Scheduled for Thursday, April 18
MATC will hold its annual Five Star Food and Wine Evening at the Milwaukee Campus April 18. It is a fundraiser for scholarships for students in the culinary arts, baking and hospitality programs.

April 9, 2013
Indian Country Today
Celebrate American Indian Awareness Month in Milwaukee
Katherine Doxtater, president of MATC's Native American Student Movement (NASM) was interviewed about MATC"s American Indian Awareness Month activities, scheduled throughout April. Doxtater discussed highlights of the celebration and the importance of awareness of the American Indian culture. Approximately, 700 American Indian students are enrolled at MATC.

MATC is collaborating with Reliable Water Services on the 2013 Hottest Kitchen Entrepreneur Challenge. Here is a summary of media coverage:

March 30, 2013
Contest to find Wisconsin's next great food entrepreneur

April 7, 2013
Contest to become Wisconsin's next great food entrepreneur

April 8, 2013
FOX 6 Real Milwaukee
Armen Hadjinian discusses Hottest Kitchen Entrepreneur Challenge 

April 9, 2013
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Wanted: Great ideas!

April 15, 2013
The Weekly Nibble: Hottest Kitchen Entrepreneur Challenge Returns

March 13, 2013
Wisconsin Public Radio
Students Taking GED Tests Must Finish By End Of Year, Or Start From Scratch
MATC School of Pre-College Education Dean Gloria Pitchford-Nicholas explains the importance of completing the current GED test before the new 2014 test version is implemented.

March 13, 2013
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
The Same Name, But Different Life Outcomes
James Causey interviews Wes Moore in advance of his March 14 visit to MATC. Moore discusses the powerful influence of mentors on young people and talks about reasons his life turned out differently than the life of another man with the same name.

March 12, 2013
WUWM Radio
Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates, and a Story About All of Us
Best-selling author Wes Moore was interviewed for this segment on WUWM-Radio's "Lake Effect" show in advance of free, public presentations he will make at MATC's Downtown Milwaukee Campus on March 14. He will speak at 1 p.m. on "The Power Within You" and at 6 p.m. on "Empowering Our Youth." He will also participate in a book signing beginning at 7:30 p.m.

March 9, 2013
The Milwaukee Courier
Best-Selling Author Wes Moore to Present "Empowering Our Youth" at MATC's Downtwon Milwaukee Campus March 14
Renowned author Wes Moore will give a free, public lecture on empowering youth at the Milwaukee Campus at 6 p.m. March 14. He is the author of The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates.

March 7, 2013
The Business Journal
MATC Hosting Sustainability Summit
MATC is hosting the 10th Annual Sustainabilty Summit March 6-8. The event draws thousands of business and education leaders as well as students each year to hear major speakers in the field.

March 6, 2013
Sustainability Superstar James Hansen Slated for Milwaukee Talk on Climate Change
James Hansen, a renowned sustainability expert, will give the keynote speech at the 10th Annual Sustainability Summit sponsored by MATC March 6-8. Summit organizer George Stone, MATC instructor in natural science, was interviewed for this story on the "Lake Effect" show.

March 5, 2013
The Milwaukee Community Journal
Wes Moore Will Present A Free Public Lecture and Offer Book Signing
Wes Moore, author of The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates, will present a public lecture at MATC's Downtown Milwaukee Campus at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 14. He will also sign copies of his book from 7:30-9 pm.

March 4, 2013
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Sustainability Summit Broadens Its Focus

The focus of the 10th Annual Sustainabilty Summit, hosted by Milwaukee Area Technical College March 6-8, will be on climate change and reducing greenhouse gas. The scope of the summit has broadened from an emphasis on green energy and jobs. Sustainability expert James Hansen will headline the event which draws thousands of participants each year.

February 23, 2013
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
KMF Metals Shines Up Its Niche
Thomas Roberts, MATC instructor in metallurgy and manufacturing, shared his perspective on learning a variety of manufacturing skills in this article on Oak Creek's KMF Metals, which specializes in polishing metals.

February 23, 2013
Milwaukee Courier
African world accomplishment display, Hidden Colors film and panel spotlight Black History Month at MATC
Display cases featuring historic achievements and free showings of the movies Hidden Colors and Hidden Colors 2 are among the highlights of MATC's celebration of Black History Month.

February 18, 2013
WUWM 89.7 FM Lake Effect
Pre-College Programs Tackles Low Literacy to Fill Job Skills Gap
Gloria Pitchford-Nicholas, MATC's Dean of the School of Pre-College Education, outlines college programs for area residents who need assistance with reading and math skills to prepare for college or to enter the workforce. She explains that an area of emphasis for MATC has been combining remedial and occupational skills that results in better employment opportunities for students.

February 18, 2013
WUWM 89.7 FM
Veterans Flocking to Higher Education, But Some Face Obstacles
Maria Abrego of MATC's Military Education Benefits Office discusses how the college supports veteran students and the obstacles they may face when attending college.

February 2013
Treatment Plant Operator
Looking Deep: Nate Tillis Brings Technical Experience and Mystical Appreciation for Water to His Role in Beloit, Wis.
Nate Tillis, 2001 graduate of MATC's environmental health and water quality technology associate degree program and member of its advisory board, is the focus of this cover story in Treatment Plant Operator. Tillis is the wastewater operations and maintenance supervisor for the City of Beloit. This article focuses on his job and his philosophy about water.

Feb. 7, 2013
FOX 6 Real Milwaukee
Tony enjoys fine dining at MATC’s on-campus restaurant Cuisine
Tony Clark of Real Milwaukee visited Cuisine, MATC's student-run restaurant, to visit with culinary arts students and instructors and get an up-close look at the state of the art kitchen and dining facility.

Jan. 27, 2013
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
More Fleets Turning to Compressed Natural Gas: Increased Use Drives MATC Engine Repair Class as Part of 'Green Jobs' Program
MATC offered training in repairing compressed natural gas engines as part of a green jobs program funded by federal dollars. Training was also offered in repairing hybrid engines and alternative fuels. Many City of Milwaukee employees took part in the training because the city is increasing the number of compressed natural gas engines in their fleet.

Jan. 22, 2013
Milwaukee colleges review emergency-response protocols
MATC's commitment to creating a safe environment, emergency notification procedures and drills are detailed in this report by Shelby Croft. 

Jan. 7. 2013
MATC takes action to train social media workforce
MATC's efforts to train social media specialists as the career continues to grow and evolve are detailed in this article. 


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