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 MATC in the News - 2013 Archive

December 20, 2013
Wisconsin Eye
Newsmakers: Michael Burke, President of Milwaukee Area Technical College
http://tinyurl.com/mxyuqzj
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
http://www.franklinnow.com/news/franklin-resident-wins-national-gingerbread-competition-b99167764z1-236747141.html
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
http://www.epa.gov/renewableenergyland/newsletters/quarterly_newsletter_dec_2013.pdf
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
http://fox6now.com/2013/12/11/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
http://fox6now.com/2013/12/11/elaborate-gingerbread-houses-on-display-at-milw-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
BizTimes.com
FaB is Catalyst for Industry
http://www.biztimes.com/article/20131209/MAGAZINE03/131209845/0/SEARCH
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
WUWM-Radio
Future Bakers Whip Up Gingerbread Houses
http://wuwm.com/post/photos-future-bakers-whip-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
http://www.kenoshanews.com/news/labor_secretary_lauds_gateway_programs_474588896.html
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
http://www.jsonline.com/features/food/french-chef-jacquy-pfeiffer-teaches-baking-as-fine-art-b99147229z1-234261461.html
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
http://milwaukeecourieronline.com/index.php/2013/11/30/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
http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/entertainment/233873861.html 
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
http://www.ecampusnews.com/featured/featured-on-ecampus-news/social-media-work-015/
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
CBS TV-58
Police Shoot and Kill Armed Suspect in Downtown Transit Center
http://www.cbs58.com/news/local-news/Police-Shoot-and-Kill-Armed-Suspect-in-Downtown-Transit-Center-231433671.html
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
WISN TV-12
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 Drivinghttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3zZ7Pb0fwU 
Cardiovascular Technology: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOvxRqYmo_k


Oct. 15, 2013
Oak Creek Patch
MATC, Business Groups Push Manufacturing to Students
http://oakcreek.patch.com/groups/business-news/p/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
http://www.biztimes.com/article/20131007/ENEWSLETTERS04/131009876/0/FRONTPAGE
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
http://www.bizjournals.com/milwaukee/news/2013/10/03/new-matc-scholarship-targets.html
 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
http://www.germantownnow.com/userstoriessubmitted/225412332.html
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
http://milwaukeecourieronline.com/index.php/2013/09/14/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
http://www.ozaukeepress.com/component/content/article/49-feature-1/4563-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'
http://www.jsonline.com/business/building-inspector-looks-out-for-constituents-b9980642z1-221250521.html
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
http://www.jsonline.com/features/food/sisters-focus-on-quality-butchery-wines-b9959681z1-217656591.html
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
http://www.bizjournals.com/milwaukee/news/2013/07/19/matc-to-offer-truck-driving-diploma.html
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
http://www.bizjournals.com/milwaukee/news/2013/07/17/matc-changes-up-barber-cosmetologist.html
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
http://www.jsonline.com/features/food/matc-finalists-serve-up-heated-competition-b9951016z1-215703711.html
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
http://tinyurl.com/qy9fggt
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
http://realmilwaukeenow.com/2013/07/08/matc-offers-a-tasty-candy-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
WTMJ TV-4
MATC Offers Free Culinary Camps for Students
http://www.todaystmj4.com/news/local/211066711.html
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
http://www.lawnandlandscape.com/ll-061113-wgif-don-groth.aspx
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.

WISN
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Milwaukee Courier


June 10, 2013
BizTimes Milwaukee Magazine
Kinetic Trains Industrial Knifemakers: Made in Milwaukee
http://www.biztimes.com/article/20130610/MAGAZINE03/306059993/-1/MAGAZINE/Kinetic-trains-industrial-knifemakers&template=currentIssue
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
http://tinyurl.com/mofzjp5
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
http://www.bizjournals.com/milwaukee/print-edition/2013/06/07/theres-an-app-for-that-matc-students.html
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
BizTimes.com
FaB Cluster Helps Food Entrepreneurs Get Started
http://www.biztimes.com/article/20130527/MAGAZINE03/305249980/-1/people_blog/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
http://milwaukeecourieronline.com/index.php/2013/05/25/sen-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
http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/lifestyle/208550531.html
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
http://www.wuwm.com/post/signs-improving-job-market-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
http://www.mequonnow.com/userstoriessubmitted/207044381.html
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
http://www.jsonline.com/multimedia/photos/206685111.html
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
http://www.mequonnow.com/userstoriessubmitted/206040551.html
"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!
http://www.outpost.coop/connect/graze/10#/14
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
MAC-On-Campus
http://tinyurl.com/mhd3gyo
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
http://www.jsonline.com/news/education/etiquette-networking-skills-on-college-seniors-plates-nq9k62l-205326351.html
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
http://milwaukeecourieronline.com/index.php/2013/04/27/open-house-highlighting-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
http://oakcreek.patch.com/articles/matc-event-promotes-manufacturing-careers#photo-10424448
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
http://www.jsonline.com/business/nonstop-rain-means-wet-basements-busy-contractors-im9k5ft-203697851.html
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
http://www.cbs58.com/news/local-news/Aaron-Rodgers-suprises-MPS-students-203947761.html
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
http://www.productionmachining.com/articles/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
http://wpr.org/wcast/download-mp3-request.cfm?mp3file=ati130418l.mp3&iNoteID=162096
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
http://www.bizjournals.com/milwaukee/news/2013/04/15/matc-introduces-new-associate-degrees.html
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
http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/lifestyle/203102441.html
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
http://milwaukeecourieronline.com/index.php/2013/04/13/five-star-food-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
http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2013/04/09/celebrate-american-indian-awareness-month-milwaukee-148550
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
WTMJ TV 4
Contest to find Wisconsin's next great food entrepreneur

April 7, 2013
WISN TV 12
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
OnMilwaukee.com
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
http://news.wpr.org/post/students-taking-ged-tests-must-finish-end-year-or-start-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
http://www.jsonline.com/news/opinion/the-same-name-but-different-life-outcomes-8r948b7-197665791.html
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
http://www.wuwm.com/programs/lake_effect/lake_effect_segment.php?segmentid=10246
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
http://milwaukeecourieronline.com/index.php/2013/03/09/best-selling-author-wes-moore-to-present-empowering-our-youth-at-matcs-downtown-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
http://www.bizjournals.com/milwaukee/news/2013/03/07/matc-hosting-sustainability-summit.html
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
WUWM-Radio
Sustainability Superstar James Hansen Slated for Milwaukee Talk on Climate Change
http://www.wuwm.com/programs/lake_effect/lake_effect_segment.php?segmentid=10224
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
http://www.communityjournal.net/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
http://www.jsonline.com/business/sustainability-summitbroadens-its-focus-mn915np-195182281.html

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
http://www.jsonline.com/business/kmf-metals-shines-up-its-niche-6u8rvtm-192604251.html
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
http://tinyurl.com/a2hs9yo
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
http://www.wuwm.com/programs/lake_effect/lake_effect_segment.php?segmentid=10167
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
http://bit.ly/WGIZsz
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.
http://www.tpomag.com/editorial/2013/02/looking_deep
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
http://tinyurl.com/byrd3os
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
http://www.jsonline.com/business/more-fleets-turning-to-compressed-natural-gas-bq8gtko-188512051.html
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
WISN TV-12
Milwaukee colleges review emergency-response protocols
http://tinyurl.com/at64fqh
MATC's commitment to creating a safe environment, emergency notification procedures and drills are detailed in this report by Shelby Croft. 

Jan. 7. 2013
BizTimes.com
MATC takes action to train social media workforce
http://tinyurl.com/a7taqkd
MATC's efforts to train social media specialists as the career continues to grow and evolve are detailed in this BizTimes.com article.