MATC in the News - Archive 2008-2012

December 31, 2012

WUWM Radio
College Graduates Look Toward Future
WUWM Radio's LaToya Dennis interviewed MATC associate provost Barb Cannell and student speaker Joshua A. Percifield about Milwaukee Area Technical College's Winter Commencement, held Dec. 19. Both discussed job prospects for MATC graduates and Percifield shared advice for his fellow graduates.

Dec. 13, 2012
Tony discovers the future of energy at MATC's one-of-a-kind ECAM Center
Real Milwaukee's Tony Clark paid a visit to MATC's Oak Creek Campus to explore the offerings at the college's unique Center for Energy Conservation and Advanced Manufacturing (ECAM). He gets hands on with "old school" and "new school" technologies.

Dec. 11, 2012
Tony's baking and making gingerbread houses with MATC students
Tony Clark of FOX 6's "Real Milwaukee" interviews MATC baking and pastry arts students and instructor Andrew Schneider about the gingerbread houses they made for display and auction at the Milwaukee Public Market. The money raised is used for student scholarships. Clark also learns about making gingerbread houses from the students.

Dec. 6, 2012
Gingerbread Houses for a Good Cause
Students in MATC's baking and pastry arts associate degree program and baking production diploma program have created approximately 50 gingerbread houses that are on display at the Milwaukee Public Market. Students compete for prizes and a silent auction for the houses is held to raise money for scholarships.

Dec. 4, 2012
MATC Horticulture Students Sell Their Own Poinsettias
Students in the MATC Horticulture Club are selling poinsettias and other plants grown on campus in the "Greenhouse Production" class to raise money for their program and travel to conferences and competions. They also will donate a portion of the proceeds to the Sojurner Family Peace Center.

Dec. 2, 2012
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Vote, Bid on Gingerbread Houses at Milwaukee Public Market
Approximately 50 gingerbread houses made by MATC's baking and pastry arts associate degree students and baking production diploma students are on display at the Milwaukee Public Market through Dec. 11. Bids for the houses are being taken to raise money for scholarships.

December 2012
Natural Awakenings
Milwaukee Area Technical College Launches New Wind Turbine
MATC's new wind turbine at ECAM at the Oak Creek Campus is reviewed.

Fall 2012
Toon Boom News
MATC Animation Program
MATC's animation associate degree program is featured on page 25 of this newsletter. The program utilizes Toon Boom Storyboard Pro and Animate Pro to teach 2D animation.

Nov. 9, 2012
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Veteran is Ready for his Next Journey
Human service associate degree student Tony Anguiano enrolled in MATC with financial assistance from the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program, which helps unemployed veterans get training from technical and community colleges to retrain for high-demand careers. Anguiano plans to continue on to get a bachelor's degree in social work and hopes to work with veterans.

Nov. 9, 2012
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Decorators Can Thank Holiday Trends, Without Turkeys
MATC interior design instructor Mary Walgren was interviewed for this story about home decorating for Thanksgiving.

Oct. 31, 2012
WUWM Radio
Project Milwaukee: Workers Follow Different Paths to Build Skills For New Jobs
Bob Bach interviews area residents who follow different paths to the education and training that will lead to new careers.
Oct. 30, 2012
WUWM Radio - Lake Effect
Climate Change: Largely Absent from the 2012 Campaign Trail
MATC instructor Dr. George Stone shares his views on why various campaigns have not addressed the issue of climate change.
Oct. 26, 2012
West Allis NOW
MATC students orchestrate a charitable deal for diapers
MATC students participated in a service learning project that created a diaper bank for Milwaukee Public Schools teen parents. In addition to the tangible results, it helped students develop an appreciation for parents who need assistance.

Oct. 21, 2012
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Vincent High School launches urban ag program
MATC is partnering with Milwaukee's Vincent High School on its new agricultural sciences program. The program will help create a pathway from area high schools to MATC to four-year institutions.
Oct. 19, 2012
Business Journal
Feeding Job Market: MATC readies new food processing programs
MATC will offer three new programs in the 2013-2014 academic year to address the region's shortage of skilled food and beverage employees.

October 2012
Natural Awakenings
Shaping Sustainability - MATC educates students who are building Milwaukee's greener future
MATC's facilities and academic programs that are housed at the Center for Energy Conservation and Advanced Manufacturing (ECAM) at the Oak Creek Campus are spotlighted in this article.

Oct. 9, 2012
Oak Creek NOW
Showing off the changing world of manufacturing
Highlights from the Oct. 6 Heavy Metal Tour at the MATC Oak Creek Campus are reviewed in this article.

Sept. 26, 2012
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Humble blender hails from Wisconsin ingenuity
Culinary arts instructor Chef Jim Udulutch comments on the multitude of uses for the Waring blender, which was invented in Racine.

Sept. 26, 2012
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Redone, MATC's Cuisine restaurant rolls out local on a new level
Nancy Stohs provides an overview of the new location of Cuisine, MATC's student-operated restaurant on the Downtown Milwaukee Campus.

Sept. 18, 2012
MATC opens student-run public restaurant "Cuisine"
MATC culinary arts students and instructors talk about the grand opening of the new location of Cuisine, the college's student operated restaurant.

Sept. 11, 2012
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
MATC's Cuisine restaurant opens in new location
Cuisine, the MATC student operated restaurant, has opened for lunch in its new location - the first floor of the Main Building on the Downtown Milwaukee Campus.

Aug. 28, 2012
MATC and the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development announced an entry-level Industrial Manufacturing Technician (IMT) Apprenticeship to help address the skills gap in Wisconsin's vital manufacturing sector. Coverage of the announcement is below:
Milwaukee Business Journal
MATC, DWD announce manufacturing apprenticeship to address skills gap

MATC to offer new apprenticeship in Oak Creek

In Business Wisconsin
DWD, MATC introduce manufacturing apprenticeship

MATC, DWD announce manufacturing apprenticeship to address skills gap

August 17, 2012
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Native perennials add natural presence to Wisconsin yards
MATC landscape horticulture instructor Carol Bangs shares insight about using native plants in landscape designs in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article.

July 30, 2012
Manufacturing Partnership Aims to Close Skills Gap
A graduation ceremony was held July 27 for 10 workers trained by MATC in Swiss CNC machining for work at Menomonee Falls-based Herker Industries. MATC is working with the Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board and the Wisconsin Regional Training Partnership to provide training to close the skills gap in the manufacturing sector. Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett was on hand to celebrate the graduation as part of the Manufacturing Partnership program he introduced in February.

July 27, 2012
Fox Point-Bayside Patch
Local Film Grad Directs Movie on Silver Spring
Nate Schardin, a graduate of MATC's television and video production associate degree program, is directing a comedic short film about vampires. He filmed outside the former El Guapo's building July 27. The film will debut at the Milwaukee Film Festival in the fall.

July 10, 2012
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Lousy Cooks Learn Not to Fear Meat Preparation
MATC culinary arts instructor John Reiss was one of the teachers in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Lousy Cooks Contest. The nine winners received a cooking lesson from Reiss and Claire Menck, culinary director at the Art Institute of Wisconsin.

July 5, 2012
Reliable Water Services Teams Up with MATC to Honor Restaurant Entrepreneurs
MATC and Reliable Water Services have selected three finalists to be judged in their Hottest Kitchen Entrepreneur Challenge. The contest seeks to find the next great food and restaurant entrepreneur in Wisconsin. Finalists will compete for the grand prize in a Food Network-style judging event at MATC's student-run restaurant Cuisine at MATC's Downtown Milwaukee Campus July 24.

July 3, 2012
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
MATC Plans Wind Turbine at Oak Creek Campus!page=1&pageSize=10&sort=newestfirst
MATC has received initial approval from Oak Creek to build a 47-foot wind turbine on its Oak Creek Campus, home of the college's Center for Energy Conservation and Advanced Manufacturing.

June 27, 2012
Plan Commission Approves MATC Wind Turbine
MATC received initial approval from the Oak Creek Plan Commission to build a wind turbine on the college's Oak Creek Campus, pending approval from the Federal Aviation Administration.

June 22, 2012
Business Journal
Milwaukee-area colleges, businesses partner to fill skills gap
Expansions in MATC's welding and CNC programs are underway to help create a flexible workforce that can fill job openings across the region. This is one example of how MATC and other area institutions are working closely with business partners to close the skills gap.

June 2012
SEED Center Newsletter
Milwaukee Area Technical College: Creating Innovative Pre-College Courses Laddering into Green Career Certificates and Degrees
MATC is featured as a College in Action Success Story for its development of pre-college classes that create pathways to green careers.

June 18, 2012
Wauwatosa NOW
Local coach, players boost fortunes of MATC baseball
MATC baseball coach Frank Cimorelli shares insight on the 2012 season, in which the Stormers were one win away from the NJCAA Division III College World Series.

June 14, 2012
Technical College Grads are Landing Jobs
Steve Jagler, editor of, blogs about the success of technical college graduates in landing high paying jobs. Nearly 90 percent of graduates of the Wisconsin Technical College System are employed or continuing their studies within six months of graduation.

June 5, 2012
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Introducing this Year's Class of Lousy Cooks
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has named the winners of their "lousy cooks" contest. The 10 contest winners will receive cooking lessons at the Milwaukee Public Market from MATC and Art Institute of Wisconsin culinary arts instructors. The Journal Sentinel will report on their progress.

June 4, 2012
Local College Students Using Video Games to Get Fit
Students in MATC instructor Judy Springer's "Active Approach to Wellness and Fitness" class at MATC's West Allis Campus have been using interactive video games to stay fit. Thanks an Innovation Grant from the Provost's Office, Springer is getting her students excited about fitness by using game systems like Nintendo, Wii and Xbox.

May 29, 2012
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Some college graduates turn to tech school for job training
Two MATC alumni are featured in this article that explores graduates of four-year colleges and universities who have enrolled in Wisconsin's technical colleges for the education and training necessary to successfully enter or return to the workforce.

May 28, 2012
WTDY AM 1670
"Let's Talk Business"
MATC business instructor Armen Hadjinian appeared on WTDY AM 1670 to discuss MATC's new entrepreneurship technical diploma. The interview is the 4th from the top of the list.

May 24, 2012
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
MATC Offers Free Culinary Campus to High School Students!page=0&pageSize=10&sort=newestfirst
High school students are invited to participate in one of two free week-long culinary camps at MATC's Downtown Milwaukee Campus. Camps will be held from 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Mondays-Fridays, June 11-15 and June 18-22. Students must be at least 16 and must pre-register by May 31.

May 21, 2012
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Students with Disabilities Get Help Facing Workaday World
Students with cognitive disabilities from Homestead High School are attending a pilot program called STRIVE (Students Taking Responsibility for Independence and Vocational Education) at MATC's Mequon Campus. They received classroom training in job skills, tour businesses via the Mequon-Thiensville Sunrise Rotary, and work at campus jobs to learn job skills. The program also provides an opportunity for the students to get exposure to college life.

May 21, 2012
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Investment in MATC Pays Off in Jobs
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel columnist Eugene Kane writes about the importance of MATC to the community in preparing students for jobs. Kane reported on comments from a Community Brainstorming forum featuring MATC President Dr. Michael L. Burke. which was held at a north side church on May 19.

May 19, 2012
The Oak Creek Patch
Fire Chief has Long History with Oak Creek Fire Department
Tom Rosandich, who began serving the Oak Creek Fire Department 33 years ago, was appointed chief of the department in May. He is a 1980 graduate of MATC's fire technology program.

May 19, 2012
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Honored Mount Mary Grad Focuses on Giving Back
Lakesha Jones, who graduated from Mount Mary College on May 19, was awarded an honorary doctorate of law hood from Mount Mary for her work to transform the world and advance social justice. She earned her CNA certification to work toward a nursing career and took college preparation classes in science and anatomy at Milwaukee Area Technical College before high school graduation.

May 17, 2012
WISN 12 News Goes in Search of Must-Have Apps
MATC students Bethany Batson and Tiara Beasly, and IT instructor Larry Domine were interviewed for this Channel 12 story must-have apps for mobile devices and the increasing use of smart phones. App development has become part of MATC's information technology curriculum.

May 11, 2012
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Photo of the Week - MATC Electrical Power Distribution Diploma Grads
Students graduating from the electrical power distribution/line mechanic diploma program at MATC's Mequon campus position themselves on a utility pole for their class graduation photo.

May 10, 2012
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Auto Skills Challenge Finals
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel photographer Michael Sears covered the 19th annual statewide hands-on auto skills competition at MATC's Mequon Campus. Ten teams of two high school students race to fix identically bugged vehicles. Winners receive full scholarships to the Ford ASSET (Automotive Student Service Educational Training) associate degree program at the Mequon Campus, as well as a trip to the national competition.

May 10, 2012
WITI TV-6, Fox News
High School Students Compete in Auto Repair Contest
TV-6 covered the annual statewide hands-on auto skills competition at MATC's Mequon Campus. Ten teams of two high school students race to fix identically bugged vehicles. Winners receive full scholarships to the Ford ASSET (Automotive Student Service Educational Training) associate degree program, as well as a trip to the national competition.

May 5, 2012
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter Tom Content interviews Kip Malstadt of Boucher Nissa about the electric Nissan Leaf at MATC's Green Vehicles Workshop in this video feature. The vehicle is the 1st 100% mass-produced electric vehicle in the US.

May 5, 2012
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Stations to Power Green Vehicles
Tom Content, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel energy reporter, covered MATC's Green Vehicles Workshop May 5. In this story, he discusses the availability of charging stations for alternative fuel vehicles in the Milwaukee area. The City of Milwaukee will use $35,000 stimulus money to fund five more charging areas, bringing the total number of stations in Milwaukee County to eight. Two charging stations are located at MATC campuses.

May 4, 2012
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Seeking Lousy Cooks
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is featuring its third annual "Lousy Cooks Contest." Ten "challenged cooks" will be chosen to win a cooking class on June 25 in the Madame Kuony Demonstration Kitchen at the Milwaukee Public Market. The class will be taught by culinary instructors from Milwaukee Area Technical College and the Art Institute of Wisconsin.

May 2, 2012
Wauwatosa NOW
Memories more precious than anything you can buy!page=0&pageSize=10&sort=newestfirst
Patti Klainot, a former meeting and event management student at MATC, has launched Jaunt Events and Excursions to help area residents and businesses plan events that will create memorable experiences.

May 2, 2012
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Black boys in Milwaukee need our help
Gary Williams, who earned a GED at MATC, is dedicated to addressing the problems facing many African-American boys in Milwaukee. As an adjunct professor at UW-Milwaukee he teachers courses on education black males. He also hosts events that cover topics such as employment, education, mentoring and parental support.

May 2, 2012
MATC green vehicles workshop May 4; Supervisor Dimitrijevic keynote speaker
Bay View
An overview of the 9th Annual Green Vehicles Workshop is provided in this article.

April 30, 2012
Super Steel trains new welders
MATC partnered with Super Steel of Milwaukee and Aerotek of Wauwatosa to train 45 new welders for Super Steel's rapidly growing operations. The program created 45 new employees who are ready to hit the ground running.

April 30, 2012
WUWM Milwaukee Public Radio
Workshop Seeks to Connect Students and Green Vehicles
Highlights of the 2012 Green Vehicles Workshop are reviewed in this report.

April 29, 2012
Teachers union Local 212 honors MATC alumni
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
The Centennial Celebration of the American Federation of Teachers Local 212 showcased graduates whose personal lives and professional careers were affected by Milwaukee Area Technical College.

April 25, 2012
Calling All Masters of Those Meal Disasters
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is featuring its third annual "Lousy Cooks Contest." Ten "challenged cooks" will be chosen to win a cooking class on June 25 in the Madame Kuony Demonstration Kitchen at the Milwaukee Public Market. The class will be taught by culinary instructors from Milwaukee Area Technical College and the Art Institute of Wisconsin.

April 24, 2012
Tony gives you an inside look at the MATC3D animation program
FOX 6 Real Milwaukee
Tony Clark of Real Milwaukee visits MATC's animation students and faculty and even takes a turn in the motion capture suit.

April 17, 2012
Five Star Food and Wine Evening
Fox 6's Laura Langemo visited with MATC baking and pastry arts students and instructors Tom Lapierre and Deb Socha in the baking lab. The students are working on chocolate showpieces and cakes designed to look like bodices of wedding dresses, which will be on display and up for auction at MATC's Five Star Food and Wine Evening April 19.

April 15, 2012
Conversations with Justin Earl - Five Star Food and Wine Evening
WOKY-Radio 920AM, WMIL-Radio 106.1FM, and WRIT-Radio 95.7FM
Interview with Bob Barton (.mp3)
Justin Earl of Clear Channel interviewed Bob Barton, MATC culinary arts instructor, about MATC's Five Star Food and Wine Evening April 19. They also discussed MATC's culinary arts program, trends in the culinary industry, ethnic cuisine and pairing various types of wine with food.

April 6, 2012
MATC to Offer Degree Program in Entrepreneurship
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
MATC will begin offering a technical diploma program in entrepreneurship in summer 2012. To celebrate the launch of the program, MATC and Reliable Water Services are sponsoring the "Hottest Kitchen Entrepreneur Challenge."

April 2, 2012
MATC Food & Wine Evening
"The Morning Blend," WTMJ-TV
MATC culinary arts instructor Mary Dess and student Carla Morales demonstrated making beignets (Louisiana sweet donuts) and talked about MATC's "Five Star Food and Wine Evening," which will be held on April 19. The Five Star event features cooking and baking by students and instructors in the culinary arts and baking and pastry arts programs. It is a fundraiser for scholarships.

March 30, 2012
Two Students Heading to Automotive Competition
Beloit Daily News
High school students Jessie Tanner and Luke Forrestal from the Hendricks Center for Automotive Technology have earned a spot to compete in the statewide Ford/AAA finals at MATC's Mequon Campus May 15. Twenty high schoolers from throughout the state will compete in diagnosing new Ford vehicles bugged with multiple problems. Winners go on to the national competition and earn scholarships to MATC's Ford ASSET automotive technologies program.

March 29, 2012
MATC's Cuisine Restaurant Moving
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
MATC's fine-dining restaurant Cuisine, operated by MATC culinary students at the college's downtown campus, is moving in July to a more accessible location on the first floor of the Main Building. It also will be open during summers in addition to fall and spring semester.

Hottest Kitchen Entrepreneur Challenge
MATC and Reliable Water Services are teaming to present The Hottest Kitchen Entrepreneur Challenge. Area residents will have the opportunity to enter their product or idea and win start-up funding, business advice and more!

April 7, 2012 - Green Bay Press Gazette
Statewide contest is in search of great recipes

April 5, 2012 -
MATC's Open Call for Aspiring Kitchen Entrepreneurs

April 3, 2012 - WUWM Lake Effect
MATC Works to Equip New Entrepreneurs

March 30, 2012 - FOX 6 Real Milwaukee
Learn about MATC's Hottest Kitchen contest

March 29, 2012 -
Kickstart your culinary dream: The hottest kitchen entrepreneur challenge

March 25, 2012 - Today's TMJ4
Hottest Kitchen Entrepreneur Challenge

March 16, 2012 - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Contest for Wannabe Food Entrepreneurs

March 22, 2012
Photos: Chili Cook-Off at the Community Center
Oak Creek Patch
This link includes photo coverage of the chili cook-off event run by MATC's Criminal Justice Student Organization (CJSO) to raise funds for the Police Officer Support Team. CJSO raised more than $4,000 at the event.

March 21, 2012
Charity Community Chili Cook-Off
TV-6 ran extensive live coverage of preparations for the chili cook-off event run by MATC's Criminal Justice Student Organization to raise funds for the Police Officer Support Team, which assists officers who are suffering from emotional, personal or physical stress.

March 21, 2012
Booms Subside, Then Return in Clintonville; Melting Ice to Blame?
WTMJ-Radio and Associated Press
George Stone, MATC natural science instructor, theorizes about the origins of the mysterious booms occurring in Clintonville, Wis.

March 19, 2012
Chili Cook Off Benefits Police Organization: 400 to 500 people expected to attend event Wednesday at the Oak Creek Community Center
Oak Creek Patch
MATC's Criminal Justice Student Organization will hold a chili cook-off event March 21 at the Oak Creek Community Center to raise funds for the Police Officer Support Team which assists officers who are suffering from emotional, personal or physical stress.

March 9, 2012
Jigger of Alcohol Punches up Irish Dishes: Beer, Whiskey Enhance Flavor of Stews, Desserts Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
MATC culinary arts instructor Patrick Moran was among the chefs interviewed for this story on special menus for St. Patrick's Day.

March 7, 2012
Interest in Alternative Fuels Grows as Prices Climb
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Alternative fuels is among the topics to be discussed at the Green Energy Summit hosted by MATC at the Frontier Airlines Center March 7-9. George Stone, summit organizer and MATC instructor in natural sciences, discusses the development and future plans for the summit as part of this article.

March 6, 2012
Milwaukee Area Girl Scouts Experiment with Careers
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
MATC hosted more than 100 Girl Scouts at the Oak Creek Campus in a career exploration event March 3. Girl Scouts learned from MATC instructors and students about opportunities in a number of career areas. The visit was particularly designed to help reshape girls' perception of fields that require skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Feb. 25, 2012
Michael Eric Dyson to Serve as Keynote Speaker at MATC Soul Food Celebration March 2
Milwaukee Courier
Michael Eric Dyson, American Book Award recipient and two-time NAACP Image Award winner, will be the keynote speaker on Friday, March 2, at the 20th Annual Soul Food Celebration, sponsored by Milwaukee Area Technical College's Black Student Union and Office of Student Life.

Feb. 17, 2012
MATC Announces Black History Month Activities
Milwaukee Courier
This article includes a listing of MATC's Black History Month activities, including the Soul Food Dinner featuring Michael Eric Dyson, a luncheon with speaker Rev. Don Darius Butler, a panel discussion,a presentation by Mikel Holt, movies and sales.

Feb. 15, 2012
In-Sourcing Reasons Click for Master Lock
NPR (National Public Radio)
National Public Radio White House correspondent Scott Horsley interviewed CNC student Ricardo Vallejo and instructor Chris Haase about how education and training can lead to careers in manufacturing. The interview was conducted at MATC's Center for Energy Conservation and Advanced Manufacturing, in conjunction with President Obama's visit to Milwaukee to discuss manufacturing jobs.

Feb. 15, 2012
Master Lock Workers Energized by Presidential Visit
Dorothy Walker, MATC interim dean of technical and applied sciences, was interviewed for this TV-6 story about President Obama's proposal to fund additional training for students in technical and community colleges. She was interviewed along with Master Lock employees following Obama's visit to the company to talk about the importance of adding manufacturing jobs to grow the U.S. economy.

Feb. 15, 2011
DiAndre Jackson, an MATC student and employee of Master Lock, was chosen to introduce President Barack Obama when he visited Master Lock Feb. 15 in Milwaukee. Below is a recap of media coverage of Jackson's unique opportunity:

The Man Who Introduced the President
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Wis. Man Says Chance to Meet Obama 'Electric"

MATC Man Says Chance to Meet Obama 'Electric

Master Lock Worker Gets to Introduce Obama

Feb. 14, 2011
First Person: Obama Budget Aids Student Training
Associated Press

Dorothy Walker, MATC interim dean of technical and applied sciences, was interviewed about President Obama's proposed $8 billion program to fund additional training for students in technical and community colleges. The training would be for jobs in high-growth industries such as health care, transportation and advanced manufacturing.

Feb. 13, 2012
MATC Adds to the Fabric of Milwaukee
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
MATC President Dr. Michael L. Burke shares his perspective on the many contributions MATC, its graduates and board members make to the community in this opinion piece run in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Feb. 7, 2012
Milwaukee Fabric Places in Spoonflower Contest
Allison Beilke, a 2010 graduate of MATC's Interior Design Program, placed fourth in a fabric design contest called "Cityscapes." Her design, "My Fair Milwaukee," features Beilke's original drawings of iconic Milwaukee landmarks.

Feb. 6, 2012
MATC's Culinary Arts/Make Milwaukee
Radio Milwaukee 88.9 FM
Brianne O'Brien visited instructor Brian Moran's culinary arts class and shares what she learned about one of the college's most popular programs.

Jan. 28, 2012
Designers Jamming Out Computer Games at MATC
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Stanley A. Miller, II, blogs about the dozens of game designers gathered at MATC to participate in the Global Game Jam. MATC was one of 240 sites in 46 countries which hosted the three-day event in which novices and professionals raced to build games based on a theme. Their work is scored and shared online.

Jan. 27, 2012
Some People Don't Know They Are Eligible For Earned Income Tax Credit
In addition to explaining who qualifies for the Earned Income Tax Credit, this piece supplies information on free tax preparation assistance being offered by student volunteers and staff at MATC's Milwaukee and Oak Creek Campuses.

Jan. 25, 2012
Chef Chat: Fattoni's Does Old School
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
MATC culinary arts alumnus Tony Mandella talks about his path as he became a chef and about his newest venture, Fattoni's Italian-American Deli and Catering.

Jan. 23, 2012
Engaging Students with Techie Devices
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
This article showcases the use of high-tech devices to encourage active learning in college classrooms. Among the highlights in this story is the use of iPads in MATC machine shops and planned upgraded videoconferencing technology called TelePresence, which will be installed at all four MATC campuses in fall 2012 or spring 2013.

Jan. 21, 2012
Meet the Chef: Steven Buchholz
The Wisconsin State Journal
MATC culinary arts alumnus Steven Buchholz was interviewed for this "Meet the Chef" story in The Wisconsin State Journal. Buchholz is the owner and chef at Crema Cafe in Madison.

Jan. 16, 2012
MATC Hosts Interview Day
Milwaukee Small Business Times
Representatives from 19 manufacturing companies, including Caterpillar, Rexnord, Charter Wire, Unit Forging and Reich Tool & Design, attended Interview Day at MATC Jan. 13, conducting half hour job interviews with MATC students and alumni for current openings in CNC machining, tool and die, and automatic screw setup and operations. Interview Day was coordinated by MATC's JOBshop.

Dec. 22, 2011
Going Where No Woman Has Gone
Katherine Ewaskowitz, who graduated from MATC on Dec. 21, 2011, is the believed to be the first woman to earn a technical diploma in Milwaukee Area Technical College's tool and die making diploma program. She discusses her struggles and successes. Ewaskowitz wants to encourage other women to enter careers which are traditionally male-dominated.

Dec. 21, 2011
Featured Chef: A.J. Dixon of Centro Cafe
MATC culinary arts alumna A.J. Dixon is the new executive chef at Centro Cafe. This article discusses her specialties and background.

Dec. 20, 2011
Instructor Offers to Complete Park Pillars as Class Assignment
Wauwatosa Now
An MATC masonry instructor offered the services of his class to construct pillars to mark the 70th Street entrance to Hart Park in Wauwatosa. The students would provide labor and the instructor the oversight to complete a design component of the park's master plan. However, purchasing the materials and the cost of delivering them to the park would fall to the city. City officials will decide whether they can find the money in the budget to proceed.

Dec. 16, 2011
MATC Launches Degree Emphasizing Business Side of Health Care
The Business Journal
MATC is launching a healthcare services management degree program to meet the growing demands of providers who have asked for employees who can simultaneously serve the clinical and the business side of the operation.

Dec. 16, 2011
Colleges Bring Instructors to Plant Floors
The Business Journal
Dorothy Walker, MATC interim dean of the School of Technical and Applied Sciences, and Duane Schultz, MATC director of the Office of Workforce and Economic Development, were interviewed for this story about technical colleges enhancing their work force training programs to take instructors out of the classrooms and into the workplace to train existing workers to improve production and productivity.

Dec. 7, 2011
Technical Degrees for High Demand Jobs
Mike Kuehnl of MATC's JOBshop and student Wendy Zetting share the importance of a technical degree/diploma when considering a career change.

Dec. 6, 2011
Gingerbread House Competition
WTMJ-TV, "The Morning Blend"
MATC baking/pastry arts instructor Deb Socha and student Pamela Monroe appeared on WTMJ-TV's talk show "Morning Blend," talking about MATC's Gingerbread House Competition and the MATC gingerbread house display at the Milwaukee Public Market. They discussed and demonstrated techniques used in building gingerbread houses.

Dec. 3, 2011
Gingerbread House Party
WITI-TV's "Wake Up News" did four live remote segments from the Milwaukee Public Market, which has hosted MATC's annual Gingerbread House Competition, silent auction and display for the past five years. This is video from the first segment, and features the Milwaukee Public Market's Paul Schwartz, who described the excitement of viewers who drive a considerable distance to see the houses each year. Many of the houses are pictured in this video as well. The display continues through Dec. 9.

Dec. 1, 2011
MATC Students Get Latest ABB Automation Control Technology
ABB donated 15 new motor drives and PLC (programmable logic controller) interface systems to train students in the electronic engineering and electronics programs.

Nov. 18, 2011
College Leaders Talk Finances, Security and the Future
Business Journal
The Business Journal hosted an Education Roundtable discussion with 14 college leaders Nov. 7 with questions ranging from their schools' finances to new Milwaukee Public Schools reform initiatives. Responses to questions about campus security were answered by four college presidents, including MATC President Dr. Michael L. Burke, in this excerpt from the article.

Nov. 16, 2011
Neighborhood Group Rehabilitating Foreclosed Homes, Hoping to Draw Buyers
WITI-TV 6,0,5364943.story
MATC carpentry students are helping Layton Boulevard West Neighbors to rehabilitate foreclosed homes in the Burnham Park neighborhood through its turnkey program. A tour of the homes will be held on Nov. 19.

Nov. 15, 2011
Holiday Recipes
Wisconsin Trails
MATC culinary arts students and instructors prepared numerous dishes for a photo shoot/story about holiday recipes published in the November/December 2011 edition of Wisconsin Trails. The video on the right side of the website provides a behind-the-scenes look at the MATC chefs preparing the dishes.

Nov. 11, 2011
Vets for Hire: A New Generation of Soldiers Returns to the Workforce
Biz Times
Rohan de Silva, MATC sociology instructor, was interviewed about the sociological impact of today's veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan and the challenges and opportunities they will face as they enter the workforce as part of this Biz Times article.

Nov. 10, 2011
Help Wanted: Mechanics, Not Chefs
Wall Street Journal
Dorothy Walker, MATC interim dean of Technology and Applied Sciences, is quoted in this Wall Street Journal article about the need for machinists, welders and manufacturers and MATC's ability and willingness to meet the needs of local employers.

Nov. 9, 2011
MMAC "Blueprint" Pushes Work Force Training
Business Journal
The Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce's new "Blueprint For Prosperity" calls for boosting the Milwaukee Area Technical College and other work force development programs' ability to deliver a skilled work force to employers.

Nov. 9, 2011
Cookie Tasting is Over and the Recipes are in the Pipeline
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
MATC baking and pastry arts students tested more than 100 cookie recipes submitted to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel for the annual We Energies Cookie Book.

Oct. 31, 2011
State Grant to Help Train 45 Welders
A Workforce Advancement Training Grant from the State of Wisconsin will provide $45,000 to MATC to train employees with basic welding experience in a week-long class to prepare them for entry-level positions at Super Steel LLC. Wauwatosa staffing agency Aerotek will help find qualified candidates among its clients. Funds allow training for up to 45 workers.

Oct. 28, 2011
Video Gaming Program Coming to Carroll, MATC
Waukesha Patch
MATC and Carroll University will sign an articulation agreement Nov. 1 which allows students to earn an associate degree in computer simulation and gaming from MATC and transfer to Carroll to continue studies in gaming. They will graduate from Carroll with a bachelor's degree in information technology with an emphasis on computer game development.

Oct. 27, 2011
Kickstarting Compassionate Cake: Milwaukee's First Vegan Bakery
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
MATC culinary arts/baking production graduate Jessica Kelter-Weisnicht is raising money through the Kickstart crowdsourcing campaign to establish a commercial kitchen for her venture, Compassionate Cake, the first vegan bakery in Milwaukee.

Oct. 25, 2011
Apitz Will Be Chef for Five-Course Dinner
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Knut Apitz, who was the chef at Milwaukee's Grenadiers restaurant, has created the menu for the American Institute of Wine & Food's dinner at 6 p.m. Nov. 7. The event raises funds for scholarships for MATC's culinary arts students.

Oct. 20, 2011
MATC Cooking Up Chefs
Milwaukee Magazine senior editor Ann Christenson talks about MATC's culinary arts associate degree program with WUWM's Dan Harmon.

Oct. 19, 2011
MATC Offers Deal to Prospective Students Who Attend Open House

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Prospective students who apply for admission at MATC's Open House Saturday, Nov. 5, will have their $30 application fee waived. The event will be held from 8:30-11:30 a.m. at the Downtown Milwaukee Campus. Attendees will learn about MATC programs; meet faculty and staff from more than 200 associate degree, technical diploma and certificate programs; and visit interactive booths to learn about a wide range of career options.

Oct. 18, 2011
U.S. Manufacturers Looking for 600,000 Skilled Workers, Survey Says
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Dorothy Walker, MATC interim dean of Technical and Applied Sciences, was interviewed about the growing need for more workers to be trained in the manufacturing trades. This article addresses reasons for the skilled worker shortage and possible solutions.

Oct. 17, 2011
U.S. Representative Gwen Moore was at MATC's West Allis Campus Monday, Oct. 17, to discuss President Obama's American Jobs Act. Below is a recap of media coverage:

Rep. Moore in Town to Promote Jobs Bill

Rep. Moore pushes President's jobs act at MATC

MATC could receive big upgrade if President Obama's Jobs Act is okayed
WITI FOX 6,0,4644886.story

Oct. 5, 2011
Shully Bowled Over by Charity's Reach
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Chef Scott Shully, who runs Shully's Catering and Cafe with his wife Beth, was interviewed about his involvement with Milwaukee's Empty Bowls fundraiser for the hungry. He and his wife have been part of this event since it began 13 years ago. It will be held from 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at MATC's Oak Creek Campus, 6665 S. Howell Ave.

Oct. 4, 2011
'Microgrids' Energy Storage Project Announced; Universities, Businesses Work Together to Make Wisconsin a Leader
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Wisconsin colleges and businesses are working on new energy storage devices and battery systems -- microgrid "energy islands" -- which could function for some time off a main power grid if it were disrupted. They also could maximize use of energy harnessed from renewable sources, such as solar and wind power. MATC is working with UW-Madison, UW-Milwaukee, Marquette University's College of Engineering and the Milwaukee School of Engineering on microgrid research. MATC's photovoltaic educational laboratory on Capitol Drive will provide some of the energy for the microgrids.

Oct. 2, 2011
Fall TV Season Offers Some Pluses -- When You Can Get Around to It
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
One of the highlights in this article lists the six programs produced by students in MATC's School of Media and Creative Arts which have been nominated for College Student Production Awards by the Chicago/Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. This is the highest number of nominations in the school's history.

Oct. 2, 2011
Empty Bowls Fundraiser Set for Saturday
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
The "Empty Bowls" fundraiser for the hungry will be held from 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 8 at MATC's Oak Creek Campus, 6665 S. Howell Ave.

Sept. 27, 2011
Business Leaders: There Are Jobs; No Skilled Workers
Dorothy Walker, MATC interim dean of Technical and Applied Sciences, and Latarre Roberts, a student in the CNC lab, were interviewed for this story on the need for more skilled workers in Wisconsin. Roberts spoke about having obtained a job in the skilled trades while he continues to train. Walker discussed MATC's offerings in the manufacturing trades. The interviews were part of a story on a job creation forum held by Gov. Scott Walker in Milwaukee Sept. 27.

Sept. 26, 2011
Music Lineup Set for Oct. 8 'Empty Bowls'
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Guitarist Macyn Taylor, singer/songwriter Michael Henszey, acoustic/folk group One Lane Bridge and the Chickadees are among the musicians set to perform at the 13th annual Empty Bowls event on Oct. 8 at the MATC Oak Creek Campus, 6665 S. Howell Ave. Empty Bowls raises funds for the hungry.

Sept. 23, 2011
Young Professional: Meet Stephanie Dieterich
Fond du Lac Reporter
The Fond du Lac Reporter profiled Stephanie Dieterich, 2005 graduate of MATC's funeral service associate degree program. Dieterich recently changed careers and is now a staffing specialist in the Fond du Lac office of Flex-Staff, Inc.

Sept. 22, 2011
Local Users Have a Hard Time Adjusting to the New Facebook
MATC business instructor Armen Hadjinian and students Crystal Lee and Johntelly Sebree discuss how they feel about recent changes in Facebook. Hadjinian, who teaches social networking as a way to build business, said that Facebook developers need to keep updating the site in the face of competition.

Sept. 21, 2011
There May be Jobs, but Do Workers Have the Skills?
WUWM-Radio reported from the meeting held at MATC's Mequon Campus on "Addressing the Skills Gap in Manufacturing" as part of a larger story on the shortage of workers trained for highly technical jobs. Various solutions to the skills gap were discussed. Dorothy Walker, interim dean of MATC's School of Technology and Applied Sciences, stressed that the state must reinvest in its technical colleges,

Sept. 21, 2011
Experts Say Hispanic Students Need More Cultural Lessons, College Options to Succeed
Arturo Martinez, MATC associate dean of pre-college and bilingual education, was one of the participants at a meeting at The Johnson Foundation at Wingspread about developing strategies to improve outcomes for Hispanic students at all educational levels.

Sept. 20, 2011
NSF Awards $498,216 for the H2Options Project
Water Technology Online
The National Science Foundation awarded a $498,216 grant to the Milwaukee Area Technical College, the Milwaukee Water Council and a consortium of regional colleges and universities for the H2Options project, to promote water technology education and career opportunities in southeastern Wisconsin.

Sept. 19. 2011
Grant Announced to Create Training Programs in Water Technology
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
During the Water Summit V on Sept. 19, MATC President Dr. Michael L. Burke announced the receipt of a $498,216 grant from the National Science Foundation to fill gaps in job training in water technology in Southeastern Wisconsin. The program will be called H2Options. The grant will be shared by MATC, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Waukesha County Technical College and the Milwaukee Water Council trade group.

Sept. 19, 2011
Grant Backs Water Technology Education in Milwaukee
The Business Journal
The Milwaukee Water Council, in partnership with MATC and a consortium of regional colleges and universities, has been awarded a $498,216 grant from the National Science Foundation to support water technology education and career training.

Sept. 16, 2011
Unanswered Questions Abound Surrounding FBI Raid of Former Walker Aide's House
Richard Cole, MATC instructor in criminal justice/law enforcement, explains that John Doe investigations are used in law enforcement when prosecutors are not certain whether wrong-doing has occurred. Cole has a background in law and in police science.

Sept. 15, 2011
MATC students to collect lake water for E. coli testing
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
The Health & Science Today blog details a national project that MATC students are participating in locally. Environmental health and water quality technology program students will test water from the South Shore Beach in Bay View as part of the Adopt-a-Beach program. They also will conduct water sampling and analysis as a part of the World Water Monitoring Day.

Sept. 12, 2011
Manpower Survey Sheds Light on Job Gap; Qualifications, Low Pay Keeping Some Positions from Being Filled
This WISN-TV story looks at a Manpower survey which explains some factors influencing why employers are unable to fill job openings in Wisconsin. MATC President Dr. Michael L. Burke and MATC student Nathan Litt were interviewed for this story. Melanie C. Holmes, vice president, World of Work Solutions for Manpower Group, and chairperson of the MATC Board of Directors, also was interviewed regarding the Manpower study.

Sept. 12, 2011
Skills Gap to be Discussed
BizTimes.Com, Biz Times Manufacturing Weekly
This news brief highlights the breakfast meeting on "Addressing the Skills Gap in Manufacturing" to be held at MATC's Mequon Campus Sept. 20.

Sept. 8, 2011
Impaired Artists Leading the Way: Badger Association Aids Focus on Adapting
Wauwatosa Now
Wauwatosa Now tells the story of Wauwatosa residents Rose Fortney and her daughter Alison who have received help from the Badger Association of the Blind to learn to adapt to vision impairments and continue their careers. Alison recently completed an associate degree in graphic design at MATC and is working on a second MATC degree in web design/visual communication. She hopes to work for an in-house design studio.

Sept. 8, 2011
Panel to Address Skills Gap in Manufacturing
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
A panel of economic development experts, area business owners and educational leaders will discuss how to bridge the skills gap to develop workers for manufacturing jobs at a breakfast forum at MATC's Mequon Campus Sept. 20. Tim Sheehy, president of the metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce will moderate the panel. Panelists include Paul Jadin, CEO of Wisconsin Economic Development Corp.; Scott Baumbach, secretary of the state Department of Workforce Development; Dorothy Walker, interim dean of MATC's School of Technology and Applied Sciences; Jimmie Beacham, advanced manufacturing engineer manager for process technologies at GE Healthcare; Mike Mallwitz, president of Busch Precision Inc.; and Eric Isbister, CEO of General Metalworks Corp. The event is open to the public.

Sept. 6, 2011
MATC receives federal grant to boost science and technology careers
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
The Journal Sentinel's School Zone blog details the National Science Foundation grant MATC received to bolster efforts to support students pursuing science and technology careers.

Sept. 6, 2011
Federal education officials will visit area this week
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education Dr. Brenda Dann-Messier's visits to MATC's ECAM and the Milwaukee HIRE Center are included in a list of area visits that are part of the Department of Education's "Education and the Economy" bus tour.

Sept. 3, 2011
Skilled Laborers Sought in Factories: High Unemployment Persists Amid Dearth of Qualified Workers
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
This article looks at the challenges of training workers for positions in skilled labor. Dorothy Walker, MATC interim dean of Technical and Applied Sciences, was among the people interviewed for this story. She discussed the trend of students with bachelor's degrees returning to technical colleges to obtain advanced technical training in areas such as welding and computer-controlled factory machines. MATC computer numerical controls instructor Robert Quesada is pictured working with students.

Aug. 26, 2011
Guide to Higher Education: Milwaukee Area Technical College
Business Journal
MATC's academic offerings and services are summarized in this Guide to Higher Education.

Aug. 11, 2011
Bacon Lovers' Day Brings More Baco-Delights to State Fair
Brian Moran, MATC culinary arts instructor and chef at the St. Paul Fish Co. at the Milwaukee Public Market, was asked by Patrick Cudahy to create five new recipes to showcase local ingredients to share at Bacon Lovers' Day Aug. 12 at the Wisconsin State Fair. Moran was on hard with samples and provided cooking demonstrations.

Aug. 11, 2011
Beta by Sabor Offers "Cool" Dining Options
Beta by Sabor's new Milwaukee restaurant Sabor Brazilian Churrascaria features unique frozen concoctions made with a custom-made NitroCream machine. MATC culinary arts student and executive chef Mitch Ciohon demonstrates making a frozen chocolate treat in the second video at the link above.

Aug. 7, 2011
Students Getting Jump Start in Geothermal Systems: MATC Trains At-Risk Candidates for Green Energy Jobs
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
MATC, with funding from the Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board, trained at-risk youth from the Milwaukee Community Service Corps in working with geothermal systems. Geothermal systems take heat from deep in the ground and use it to heat buildings. Students worked with geothermal systems at MATC's Center for Energy Conservation and Advanced Manufacturing at the Oak Creek Campus.

Aug. 4, 2011
This Year's Fair Helping Some Find Jobs
This story features 40 teens who learned cooking and food safety skills so they could serve food to youth who are showing animals at the Wisconsin State Fair. They were taught by MATC Pre-College Education/Culinary Arts Instructor Paul Carrier as part of Mayor Tom Barrett's "Earn and Learn" program. Funded by the Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board (MAWIB), the students
earned paychecks and food safety certification, while gaining skills to help them get jobs in food service in the future.

Aug. 3, 2011
MATC's New 'RISE' Program is a Recipe for Success
This WTMJ-TV "Positively Milwaukee" feature showcases an MATC Pre-College Education program which couples occupational training with academics in a team-taught environment. The IBEST-RISE (Integrated Basic Educational Skills Training-Regional Industry Skills Education) program is offered to provide training in numerous occupational areas. This story features Pre-College Education/Culinary Arts Instructor Paul Carrier teaching students cooking skills. Basic skills instructor Marqulyn McKinney was interviewed about integrating math and reading into the curriculum. The program is designed to help students on federal aid prepare for jobs and to enter college programs.

Aug. 1, 2011
Photos: A Closer Look at Empty Bowls Kick Off
Fox Point-Bayside Patch
Women gathered at Bayside's Art Trooper July 29 to paint bowls in preparation for Empty Bowls, an annual event to raise funds for the hungry. It will be held from 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at MATC's Oak Creek Campus.

July 7, 2011
Parents Turn in Children as Riverwest Investigation Continues
Vince Vitale, MATC associate dean of criminal justice/law enforcement, was among the individuals interviewed regarding the investigation of criminal activity by young people in the Riverwest neighborhood during the 4th of July weekend. Vitale discussed the influence of "mob mentality," incidents of teen crime sprees across the U.S., and the role of social media in these events.

July 6, 2011
'Mob Mentality' a Growing Phenomenon
Rick Cole, MATC criminal justice/law enforcement instructor, was interviewed in this story about "mob mentality" as it relates recent crime sprees, including the one in the Riverwest neighborhood during the 4th of July weekend. He also discusses the use of social media to organize such activities.

July 3, 2011
Grant helps Milwaukee develop a greener workforce
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

MATC will provide training for hybrid vehicle technicians and solar project installers as part of a federal grant from the U.S. Department of Labor and Jobs for the Future.

June 11, 2011
Milwaukee Artists Team Up with the Black Student Union at MATC to Give Back to Local Community Center
Milwaukee Courier
MATC's Black Student Union will co-host "Legends in the Making" at 8 p.m. Friday, June 17, in MATC's Cooley Auditorium. The event will feature music and other entertainment. Funds will be used to upgrade the common area for teens at the Neighborhood House of Milwaukee.

May 31, 2011
Program Teaches Interpreters How to Translate Medical Jargon with Sensitivity
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Rodney Ramos, instructional chair for MATC's medical interpreter technician diploma program, and his students are interviewed for this in-depth story. Students are taught not just language fluency, but also medical terminology, cultural sensitivity, dialectical differences among various Spanish-speaking countries, ethics, values and nonverbal communication skills. There is a growing demand for medical interpreters as the Spanish-speaking population grows.

May 27, 2011
Aurora hiring 100 workers for records
Business Journal
In conjunction with Aurora Health Care's introduction of a new electronic medical records system, the health care company plans to hire 100 employees to work on the system. MATC is training students for these types of careers as part of the Health Information Technology grant. Mary Saphner is one of the students who completed her certificate and landed a job at Aurora.

May 11, 2011
Duo launch animated plan to teach kids about healthy living
Wauwatosa Now
MATC's partnership with Active Across America to communicate the importance of an active lifestyle is outlined in this article. MATC students provided the characters and animation for the project.

May 10, 2011
"Stinky Shoe & Coach LaRoo"
WUWM 89.7 FM
Active Across America co-founders Meg Miller and Deanne Monaghan share the story about their animated features that share the importance of healthy living. MATC students from the School of Media and Creative Arts provided the animation.

April 15, 2011
MATC Expands Health IT Programs
Business Journal
MATC has received a federal grant for $325,551 to support the second year of its Health Information Technology certificate program and for the first time will offer the program online.

April 3, 2011
South Division Students Take MATC Class for College Credit, Preparation: Funded by Ford, Program Aims to Get More Hispanics to College
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Ten students from South Division High School are getting a jump on their academic futures through a pilot program started in January that allows them to take a class at MATC and earn college credit while completing their high school studies. Called "Driving Dreams through Education," the initiative is part of a nationwide Ford Motor Co. program. Ford gave a $20,000, two-year grant to the League of United Latin American Citizens to administer the program developed by LULAC, MATC and Milwaukee Public Schools.

March 28, 2011
Capitol Chaos: Panel on How Law Affects Students
WTMJ-TV, Channel 4
A panel discussion, featuring lawmakers, political candidates, instructors and students will discuss the effects of the Budget Repair Bill on college students. The event is sponsored by MATC's Black Student Union.

March 26, 2011
International Ethnic Fest Set for March 28-31 at MATC
Milwaukee Courier
MATC will hold four days of activities celebrating the diversity of its students, instructors and staff. The public is welcome to attend all activities.

March 18, 2011
Four Women from India
David Luhrssen of reviews the film "Four Women," and writes about a March 22 screening and opportunity meet with the filmmaker Adoor Gopalakrishnan at MATC's Downtown Milwaukee Campus. His appearance is part of the Grassroots Series. He will also appear at the Oak Creek Campus on March 23.

March 11, 2011
MATC Installs Charging Station for Electric Vehicles
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel writer Tom Content blogs about Milwaukee's first charging station for electric vehicles, which is available at MATC's Downtown Milwaukee Campus. A second station will be installed at MATC's Oak Creek Campus at the Center for Energy Conservation and Advanced Manufacturing.

March 9, 2011
Consortium to Launch Job Training Initiative: Effort Targets Jobs in Energy and Controls
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter Tom Content writes about a partnership between academic institutions and industry that will soon launch a $250,000 training initiative to prepare people for jobs in manufacturing of products for energy, power and controls. Alan Perlstein, chairman of the Wisconsin Energy Research Consortium, spoke at the Green Energy Summit, hosted by Milwaukee Area Technical College. Perlstein announced that the initiative will begin next month.

March 8, 2011
Connect with a CSA Farmer This Weekend
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Karen Herzog, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, blogs about the annual Local Farmers Open House Saturday, March 12, at the Urban Ecology Center. More than 20 local farmers (Community Supported Agriculture and others) are expected to set up booths from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. MATC culinary arts instructor John Reiss will offer tips on cooking with local and seasonal foods at 2 p.m.

March 4, 2011
A Mission for Better Vision
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Georgia Pabst, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, writes about MATC Spanish instructor Perry Nigh, who just returned from his annual volunteer trip to Mexico to help fit the needy with eyeglasses. The trip is sponsored by an Indiana Lions Club. Volunteers take glasses collected by the Lions Club with them for distribution. Nigh is a particularly helpful volunteer because he is bilingual.

Feb. 23, 2011
See MATC Animation in Action
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Stanley A. Miller II ofThe Milwaukee Journal Sentinel writes about work done by MATC students in the television production, animation and music programs who created a video promoting healthy hand-washing techniques for children. The project is one of a series of vignettes call "Shoe Horn Shout Outs," commissioned by Active Across America. A link to the video is included in Miller's blog.

Feb. 22, 2011
Hand Wash Jive Premiers on Morning News Show
MATC students and faculty were interviewed live on Fox 6's Wakeup News about their role in developing Hand Wash Jive, a partially animated video in the Shoe Horn Shout Out Series which promotes healthy hand-washing techniques for children. Active Across America is working collaboratively with MATC's animation and TV production students to develop the Shoe Horn Shout Out series to teach and reinforce health, wellness and self-esteem messages.

Jan. 25, 2011
Celebrity Chef Chat: Sweet Life in the White House
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Former White House executive pastry chef Roland Mesnier gave a presentation on working with chocolate at the Milwaukee Campus on Jan. 19. He took time out to do this question and answer interview with reporter Kristine M. Kierek of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The photo is from the MATC presentation.

Jan. 18, 2011
Former White House pastry chef to teach class
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Former White House executive pastry chef Roland Mesnier will offer a presentation about his White House career and give a workshop on fun with chocolate at 10 a.m. in Room 305 of the Downtown Milwaukee Campus Jan. 19. Read more in Journal Sentinel food editor Nancy Stohs' blog.

Jan. 15, 2011
10 ways to declutter your kitchen
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
John Reiss, MATC culinary arts instructor, was one of three experts interviewed for this story about decluttering the kitchen to improve efficiency.

Jan. 14, 2011
MATC wants stricter evaluations
Milwaukee News Buzz
MATC is one of 40 colleges nationwide that is piloting a new accountability system. The system will help develop assessment tools for student progress and success.

Dec. 21, 2010
Making Milwaukee Great
MATC student Claudia Romero purchased more than 400 toys to help make Christmas more enjoyable for local children. Romero teamed with Kids Matter Inc. to distribute the toys.

Nov. 28, 2010
Virtual city highlights potential for development
Community College Times
MATC's innovative Virtual Milwaukee project is the featured article in Community College Times. The project is a 3D, digital recreation of downtown Milwaukee that is part of a high-tech exhibit in Milwaukee's Discovery World museum. More than 50 students, faculty and staff from a wide variety of academic programs contributed to the project.

Nov. 28, 2010
Capturing the moment at MATC
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
MATC's partnership with producer Ronald Kolman on the television pilot "Woody's World" is detailed in this article by Stanley Miller III.

Nov. 24, 2010
Café at the Plaza Adds Local, Seasonal Ingredients
Shepherd Express
MATC alumnus Karen Bell was named chef at Café at the Plaza in August and has transformed the local restaurant into a favorite that features Wisconsin food and beverages.

Nov. 4-5, 2010
MATC, City of West Allis, West Allis/West Milwaukee Chamber of Commerce Job Fair,0,2824565.story

MATC, the City of West Allis and the West Allis/West Milwaukee Chamber of Commerce teamed to host a Job Fair at the Tommy Thompson Youth Center at Wisconsin State Fair Park on Nov. 4.

Nov. 3, 2010
High school diploma program helps JCI inmates make positive changes
MATC instructor Pablo Muirhead served as the guest speaker at the Jackson Correctional Institute's commencement ceremony. Muirhead congratulated the students on their achievement and encouraged them to capitalize on the opportunities available to them.

Oct. 24, 2010
Discovery World has a clue about what to do
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
MATC Criminal Justice-Law Enforcement instructors, along with representatives from the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office and the State Crime Lab will challenge visitors to investigate a mock crime scene, and then teach them how crimes are really investigated at "CSI: Milwaukee" at Discovery World Oct. 28-30.

Oct. 20, 2010
'Great Chefs' meal
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
The American Institute of Wine and Food's Milwaukee Chapter Nov. 8 Dinner is featured in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Eight MATC alumni will prepare a scrumptious feast that will be held on the Downtown Milwaukee Campus.

Oct. 1, 2010
MATC Celebrates Latinos
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Georgia Pabst of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel blogs about free, public activities being held at MATC's Downtown Milwaukee Campus in honor of Latino Heritage Month.

Sept. 27, 2010
MATC received federal funding for emergency management
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
MATC was one of 17 schools to receive grants from the U.S. Department of Education to put toward emergency management planning efforts. The college received $791,000 to improve the campus emergency plan, expand a violence prevention plan, create and test a plan for people with special needs, and enhance communication between first responders and all four MATC campuses.

Sept. 26, 2010
Conference highlights solar energy progress
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Tom Content of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel writes about a week-long conference in Milwaukee which explores the use of solar energy for homes and businesses. He writes about notable steps taken in the Milwaukee area to harness solar energy, including MATC's new Photovoltaic Educational Laboratory which was formally opened in mid-September.

Sept. 25, 2010
Lettuce adorn Vegetarian candidate's final plot
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Jim Stingl's column features a story about MATC University history instructor Stephen Hauser's quest to get a marker at the gravesite of John Albert Maxwell, who was the American Vegetarian Party candidate for president in 1948. Maxwell is buried next to his wife at Lincoln Memorial (formerly Wanderers Rest) Cemetery in an unmarked grave.

Sept. 24, 2010
Cafe at Plaze welcomes new chef, menu
MATC culinary arts graduate Karen Bell is the new chef at the Cafe at the Plaze Hotel. She's brought changes to existing dishes on the menu as well as adding new choices. Bell formerly ran her own restaurant in Spain.

Sept. 15, 2010
New solar lab set to start student training
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Tom Content of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel blogs about courses linked to MATC's new Photovoltaic Educational Laboratory on the occasion of the Sept. 15 ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new facility. A new course will be offered starting in early October for students interested in photovoltaics or solar-powered electricity. It is one of a series of MATC courses aimed at preparing workers for jobs in clean tech fields, including solar energy and energy efficiency.

Sept. 8, 2010
It's everyday life that keeps local historian fascinated; But the Hollywood-worthy moments aren't bad, either
Brookfield/Elm Grove Now
MATC history instructor Stephen Hauser is interviewed about Brookfield and Elm Grove's surprising past.

Sept. 6, 2010
Repairers of the Breach holds Labor Day picnic for the homeless
WITI FOX 6,0,2919260.story
MATC student Arron White is featured in this news story about a Labor Day picnic for Milwaukee's homeless. White himself was once homeless and benefited from the services offered by Repairers of the Breach. White now has his own apartment and volunteers for the organization that helped him land on his feet.

Sept. 3, 2010
Military quartet 4Troops celebrates sacrifice of service members
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Daniel Jens, who received a GED from MATC, is a member of 4Troops, a musical group comprised of veterans who embarks on a nationwide tour Sept. 10. The group has a recording deal with Sony Masterworks and has released its first CD. 4Troops will perform in Milwaukee on Friday, Nov. 12.

Sept. 2, 2010
At Issue with Ben Merens
WHAD Radio - Wisconsin Public Radio
Dr. George Stone, natural sciences instructor, discussed Hurricane Earl and the effect of warmer ocean temperatures with host Ben Merens.

Sept. 2, 2010
Climate Change and Hurricanes
WUWM Radio - Milwaukee Public Radio
MATC natural sciences instructor George Stone was interviewed about global warming, climate change, hurricanes, the unusually warm and wet summer in the Milwaukee area, and recent political discussion of sunspots in the Wisconsin senatorial race.

Aug. 26, 2010
College Sports
Shepherd Express
MATC's golf coach Troy Schmidt talks about this year's Stormers team in a special profile of local college athletics.

Aug. 3, 2010
For Earn and Learn participants, Wisconsin State Fair provides opportunity like no other
WITI-TV, Fox 6,0,344885.story
More than 40 16- to 22-year-olds are learning to cook and get their food safety certification while getting paid through the Earn and Learn Program, funded by the Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board. They are being trained by MATC culinary arts/pre-college instructor Paul Carrier to prepare and serve food to the 4H participants at the Wisconsin State Fair. They will serve approximately 23,000 meals during their stint at the fair. At the end of the program, they will serve a meal to food service industry professionals who may be in a position to hire them for long-term jobs.

Aug. 2, 2010
MATC keeps current with the sun
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
MATC's new Photovoltaic Educational Laboratory will be completed in August. MATC will offer a certificate in photovoltaics beginning this fall, as well as an associate degree in sustainable facilities operations. The new facility will provide hands-on experience in learning about solar power and installation of PV panels. Partnerships are being developed with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Marquette University and Milwaukee School of Engineering to utilize the new facility, which is the largest solar installation in the state.

July 27, 2010
Now there's an app for CountyCat library system
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
MATC student Jessica Celella has developed an application for the Phone and iPod Touch to allow users to search the Milwaukee County Federated Library System's catalog and request materials.

June 27, 2010
Agency helps turn around lives
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
MATC's relationship with IMPACT, a non-profit agency that provides court-ordered assessments of individuals convicted of drunken driving in Milwaukee County and offers alcohol and drug prevention services.

June 25, 2010
Technical Colleges Help Retool Workers
BizTimes Milwaukee
In the wake of the extremely difficult financial times, the Wisconsin Technical College System has seen a sharp increase in enrollment at area colleges as workers seek additional skills to compete in the tough job market. Technical college officials believe the increase is also due to increased understanding the value of technical education, lifelong learning and the immediate return on investment after entering a one- or two-year program. MATC has seen a 7% increase in full-time equivalent enrollment in the past year.

June 23, 2010
Series on Funeral Service Professionals
Fond du Lac Reporter
Funeral service instructor John Pludeman shares insight on the growth of the profession and increase of female funeral directors in these two articles. Pludeman has been an MATC instructor for 24 years.

June 22, 2010
HIRE Project helps Spanish-speakers learn technical skills: Workers develop confidence to get better jobs, says project coordinator
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

The HIRE Center is offering instruction in technical and industrial fields for Spanish-speaking clientele. Courses are being taught by MATC and the Council for Spanish Speaking. The program was offered by through a $75,000 United Way grant to try to reduce barriers to occupational advancement.

June 19, 2010
Second Chance Diploma
Shamus Wright is one of many adults who have returned to MATC to earn their GEDs through the Pre-College Division. Wright is now teaching others to read at Literacy Services of Wisconsin in Milwaukee.

June 17, 2010
Wisconsin wins $7.9 million for R&D, training in energy efficiency
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Wisconsin received more funding than every state except California when the US Department of Energy awarded $76 million in funds for development of energy-efficient technologies and careers. MATC was awarded $740,364 to develop its training program for commercial energy commissioning agents and energy audits. MATC will work with UW-Milwaukee to develop a career ladder for MATC graduates to continue their education at UWM, preparing students to advance to engineers and managers. The new project will include installation of an intelligent lighting laboratory, a micro-turbine and solar thermal heating devices to provide students hands-on experience with new technologies.

May 29, 2010
Teacher eager for life after work in death
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Funeral service instructor Jim Augustine talks about his 30+ year career at MATC. Augustine was named the 2009-2010 American Board of Funeral Service Education "Outstanding Educator." MATC is the only school in Wisconsin that trains licensed funeral directors.

May 26, 2010
Local College Teaching Animation Technology
WISN's Mike Anderson spent some time at MATC's Downtown Milwaukee campus learning about the motion capture system. Anderson interviewed members of the MATC community who are working with local TV producer Ron Kolman on the production of "Woody's World."

May 21, 2010
Doyle Speaks to MATC Grads
Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle, keynote speaker for MATC's Spring Commencement, will tell graduates what he has learned during his career in government.

May 14, 2010
MATC students build contraption to help Milwaukee student play trumpet
WITI FOX 6,0,85104.story
MATC students Dan Harder and Jafal Al-Galamed created a device to help eight grader Ethiel Vega realize his dream of playing the trumpet. This "On the Up Side" segment shares the story of innovative engineering is music to a young person's ears.

May 13, 2010
Wisconsin helps bring 'Woody' to life
Kenosha News
The essential role MATC students are playing in the pilot filming of 'Woody's World' is detailed in this article.

May 12, 2010
MATC students bring footwear alive in 3-D animation
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
The annual Portfolio Night is profiled and animation student Adam Printz's work on the Shoe Horn Shout Outs for Active Across America is highlighted.

May 12, 2010
Chef's relaxed manner is key ingredient in cooking lesson
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Two finalists in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's "Lousy Cook" contest were treated to visit MATC's culinary arts program on the Downtown Milwaukee campus and enjoy "students for a day" status. Instructor John Reiss showed the contestants how to prepare coq au vin, rice pilaf, glazed carrots and semifredd.

May 10, 2010
4 On Your Side: The Deep Web
MATC computer information systems instructor Jerry Liberthal talks about the dangers of the "deep web" and how people can protect themselves. MATC students also are interviewed for this segment.

May 10, 2010
'Big Bang Theory' takes nerddom to a celestial level
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Duan Dudek interviews MATC instructors Jim Mihal and George Stone about the stereotypes of scientists and sci-fi fans as depicted in the CBS sitcom "The Big Bang Theory."

May 8, 2010
"Infinite Stairways" is jazz guitarist Peplin's debut as sole leader
MATC music instructor Steve Peplin is profiled at He talks about individuals who have influenced his career and his involvement with numerous local bands.

May 6, 2010
Latest Solar Project Will Also Be a Classroom
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
A groundbreaking ceremony was held May 5 for MATC's new Photovoltaic Educational Farm. Working in conjunction with Johnson Controls, Inc., the $6.9 million project will feature nearly 2,600 solar panels from four manufacturers, in eight different configurations. It's scheduled to be completed in August.

May 3, 2010
Pow Wow Photo Gallery
Oak Creek Now
MATC's Oak Creek campus hosted a traditional Native American pow wow as part of the school's celebration of Native American awareness, as seen in this photo gallery. The event, which is in its 30th year at the school, featured dancers clothed in traditional Indian clothes, American-Indian made crafts and more.

April 15, 2010
College Notebook: MATC to train workers in health electronic recordkeeping
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Sharif Durhams details the news that MATC received a two-year grant of nearly $850,000 to train workers for developing electronic health records and converting health records into electronic form.

April 9, 2010
MATC Receives Health Worker Training Grant
The Business Journal
MATC received federal stimulus grant of $849,04 to train health care information technology workers.

March 4, 2010
MATC's New President
MATC's new president, Dr. Michael L. Burke, was interviewed by Mitch Teich on WUWM's "Lake Effect" show about the issues, challenges and successes of MATC, the Wisconsin Technical College System and vocational and technical education.

March 3, 2010
MATC Students Learn that Being a Pastry Chef is No Piece of Cake
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
The number of young people interested in careers as pastry chefs is growing rapidly. MATC is meeting that demand by beginning a two-year associate degree in baking arts this summer. Students who were graduates of the baking production diploma program have been allowed to start their studies in the associate degree program this spring semester. This story and its adjoining sidebar includes interviews with MATC baking instructors and their students. Information about sales at MATC's in-house bakery is also provided at the above link.

March 3, 2010
Hell's Kitchen Finalist at MATC Event
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Suzanne Schlicht, a finalist on last season's reality cooking show "Hell's Kitchen," will be a featured guest at the March 8 Five Star Food and Wine Event designed to raise money for scholarships and continuing education activities for students in culinary arts, baking, hotel/hospitality and meeting and event management programs.

Feb. 28, 2010
Locals Shed Pounds in Weight Loss Challenge: 2 People Lose Weight They Wanted With 2 Different Approaches
Rebecca Scroback, a graduate of MATC's Culinary Arts program graduate who was featured in the People Magazine Weight Loss Challenge was also featured on Channel 12 concerning how she has been to lose weight and maintain her balance.

Feb. 24, 2010
'Woody's World' pilot moves into production
Screenwriter and producer/director Ron Kolman outlines 'Woody's World,' a television program that is expected to be the first to blend motion capture and live action. Kolman is working with MATC students and faculty and acknowledges that MATC is one of only two colleges in the nation that has the 'talent and equipment needed to create motion-capture animation.'

Feb. 23, 2010
Duane Dudek on TV/Radio
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Two former MATC students - Billy Bye and Phil Link - are working at the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver. They are highlighted in Duane Dudek's column.

Feb. 22, 2010
Area students help create online game's world
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
MATC students are working with Forever Interactive to develop the web-based game "Visions of Zosimos." All of the work is completed virtually and will help build students' portfolios.

Feb. 11, 2010
Pass It On Hits the Oak Creek MATC Campus,0,712566.story
Nicole Koglin of Fox 6 News surprised Jenn Medved and Michaelle Novocin of the Oak Creek Campus Library staff with their "Pass It On" segment. Medved nominated Novocin to receive the surprise gift of $300 from the station, but the visit from TV-6 was a complete surprise to both.

Jan. 29, 2010
Café Tarragon — raw, gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian
Bay View Compass
MATC culinary arts graduate Lisa Sim is one of two chefs and a co-owner of Café Tarragon in Bay View. The café's creative and innovative menu and several dishes are reviewed.

Dec. 13, 2009
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Virtual pen and paper:
Digital technology helps MATC students sketch
MATC students are creating virtual life drawings without the use of pen and paper. The curriculum using the new technology was developed by MATC animation faculty, Tim Decker and Brian Mennenoh.

Dec. 5, 2009
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Former pilots hit the ground with new career goals
MATC classes let both spread their wings in new directions
Todd Steffen and Ryan Barr, former pilots for Midwest Airlines, are now students at MATC and pursuing new careers. This article details their transition from the cockpit to the classroom.

Nov. 29, 2009
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Shirley Corriher has Baking Down to a Science
Renowned baker and cook Shirley Corriher met with MATC baking production/pasty arts and culinary arts students during a recent trip to Milwaukee.

Nov. 22, 2009
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Company stays one step ahead of retiring workforce
MATC developed customized education and training for Veolia Water Milwaukee, which was creating a succession plan for workers who the company anticipates will retire in the next 10 years.

Nov. 22, 2009
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
State get cash to boost kids' STEM skills
Milwaukee Area Technical College will be the home for several youth STEM camps sponsored by Time Warner Cable, which is encouraging young people to learn more about science, technology, engineering and math.

Nov. 17, 2009 - Fortune magazine
Get a green job in two years
MATC is one of nine two-year colleges mentioned in a Fortune magazine article that appears on and details training for green-economy jobs. MATC's partnership with Johnson Controls to build a unique solar education farm is detailed.

Nov. 16, 2009
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
TV and Radio Column
MATC alumnus Ethan Lightner is recognized for winning a Chicago/Midwest Emmy.

Nov. 16, 2009
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Solar energy field remains strong in Wisconsin
MATC's plan to construct a solar education farm is highlighted in this article on initiatives throughout Wisconsin.

Oct. 29, 2009
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Dominis to Show His Life Work
Iconic LIFE Magazine photographer John Dominis, 88, presented a retrospective of his life's work at MATC Oct. 29. He is one of a few still-living photographers from the original LIFE magazine, for which he worked from 1950-1972. He's photographed presidents, celebrities, five Olympics, nature, sports events and much more. Please see the link to the photo gallery under his photo on The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's website, which is within the link above.

Oct. 27, 2009
Veterans Take Advantage of Expanded Education Benefits
MATC student and Navy veteran Ethan Green talks about how his MATC education in culinary arts was paid for by the Wisconsin GI Bill. Interim financial aid director Camille Nicolai shares that close to 500 veteran students are attending MATC this semester. MATC provides a dedicated staff member to assist veterans and support programs are also available to help veterans with the transition to college.

Oct. 20, 2009
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Job training center open at Bayshore
Careerworks, a collaborative effort between MATC, Bayshore, the YWCA of Greater Milwaukee, Multicultural Community Services, and the Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board opened today with the intent of training individuals for careers in retail, hospitality and tourism.

Oct. 14, 2009
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Driving tailpipe emissions downward
MATC's participation in the nation's first eco-driving project in more than 30 years is detailed in this article.

Oct. 12, 2009
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
College Notebook: Education money for dislocated workers
MATC received a federal FIPSE grant to fund the Pathways to Construction Trades project that will train 120 students in construction trades training and basic skills instruction.

Oct. 12, 2009
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Money for retraining displaced workers is running out
Funding to educate and train dislocated workers is dwindling as the recession continues to take its toll. This article features Michael Hall who will graduate from MATC in December with a paralegal degree.

Oct. 7, 2009
EON Reality Software Used for Amazing 3D Experience in Collaborative Effort Between Milwaukee Area Technical College and the Discovery World Museum
MATC's Virtual Milwaukee project, a collaborative effort with Discovery World, is detailed in this article.

Oct. 5, 2009
Community College Week
Saving Green by Going Green
MATC's sustainable initiatives are highlighted in this article.

Sept. 30-Oct. 1, 2009
MATC, Johnson Controls to collaborate on state's largest solar energy facility
The Wisconsin Technical College System Board approved a $6.9 million solar education farm at a Sept. 30 meeting. Several media outlets have covered the story, including:

Sept. 8, 2009
Kolman's World
Burlington resident and tv/movie producer Ron Kolman talks about plans for his new television pilot called "Woody's World." MATC students and faculty are key collaborators on this project.

September 2009
Wisconsin Professional Surveyor
Selfless Surveying
In June 2009, MATC civil engineering technology student Gerrard Guerra traveled to Guatemala to help build a water distribution pipeline. His trip was coordinated by UW-Milwaukee's chapter of Engineers Without Borders, a non-profit humanitarian organization that partners with developing countries to improve their quality of life.

August 28, 2009
The Business Journal
Burlington producer works on new TV show, with MATC, RDI Stages
MATC's computer animation students and faculty will work with Ron Kolman on a new television pilot called "Woody's World." The college's Vicon motion capture system is a key component in the budding relationship

August 22, 2009
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
MATC parking going green-ish
MATC's LED lighting project at the 8th and State Streets parking facility is highlighted in this School Zone blog entry.

August 5, 2009
MATC Instructor Trains Youth to Serve Meals to State Fair Exhibitors,0,4112655.story
Paul Carrier, MATC culinary arts instructor in the Pre-College Division, is training nearly 50 young workers;to cook and serve food to youth coming to the State Fair to show their animals. The program is offered through MATC's Office of Corporate Learning, and funded by the Milwaukee Workforce Investment Board (MAWIB), Milwaukee Mayor Barrett's office and MPS. It's designed to help the disadvantaged youth, 16-24, get experience for entering the workforce.

MATC Graduate Suzanne Schlicht Appearing on FOX TV's Hell's Kitchen
July 22 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel chat

July 21 FOX 6 interview,0,2972466.story

July 21 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel interview

June 24 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article

July 22, 2009
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Future chefs of America attend MATC camp
Eighty area high school students are attending a camp at MATC to give them a taste of culinary careers. The camp is funded by a federal grant and provides the attendees with one college credit.

July 21, 2009
Experts Say SUV Fire is Extremely Rare
Fire science instructor and former Milwaukee Fire Department Battalion Chief Jim Piech comments on possible causes of a dramatic vehicle fire that occurred in Milwaukee and has received national attention.

July 17, 2009
Business Journal
Downtown ambassador program added to MATC's curriculum
MATC's hotel and hospitality management students will become certified tourism ambassadors through an agreement with Visit Milwaukee.

July 7, 2009
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
When grilling fish, keep it simple and don't let it linger over fire
MATC graduate Meri Jo Cornell and instructor Brian Moran are featured in this Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article that shares tips and recipes for grilled fish.

July 7, 2009
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Paul Bartolotta's start in Milwaukee has led to culinary stardom
MATC graduate and two-time James Beard Award winner is the focus of this Celebrity Chef Chat.

June 19, 2009
Project Milwaukee: Police/Community Relations
Vince Vitale, an associate dean in Technology and Applied Sciences and former member of the Milwaukee Police Department, speaks about the relationship between the police department and community.

June 18, 2009
Diversifying the Future of the Ad & Design World
MATC instructors Bob Stocki and David Thomas are involved in the OnRamp initiative that engages teen minorities in the design, advertising and media industries.

June 16, 2009
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
MATC hosts seminar on green stimulus opportunities
MATC's seminar on federal stimulus funds and financial incentives related to developing wind power was covered in Thomas Content's blog "Plugged In."

June 4, 2009
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan visited MATC June 4 to announce a $7 million grant program to help dislocated workers across the country. Here is a sampling of coverage:

Community College Times
Duncan announces new grants for displaced workers

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
U.S. makes grants available to train displaced workers

Helping laid-off workers
Education secretary visits Milwaukee to unveil grant program for displaced workers

Secretary Of Education Announces Grants For Technical Colleges

Education Secretary Announces Grants to Retrain Workforce

May 22, 2009
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
DPW's eco-friendly experiment
MATC has been providing training in eco-driving to help City of Milwaukee Public Works employees learn driving habits that will be beneficial for the environment and for the city's bottom line. The training was made possible through a grant awarded to MATC, Wisconsin Clean Cities and the state Department of Natural Resources.

May 22, 2009
Milwaukee City Workers Train for Eco-Driving
Lance Hill shares how the City of Milwaukee is implementing eco driving to improve efficiency.

May 20, 2009
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
MATC Culinary Arts instructor John Reiss discusses the changing attributes of cooks in their 20s and 30s.

May 15, 2009
Business Journal
MATC prepares students for a world of green buildings
MATC's "Sustainable Facilities Operations" certificate program is reviewed in this Business Journal article. The program was developed in response to the increasing demand for green-collar jobs.

May 12, 2009
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Schools team up for green jobs training
MATC and UW-Milwaukee have received a $330,184 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy for the Wind Energy Collaborative that will prepare and train individuals for employment in the wind power industry.

May 7, 2009
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
'Virtual Milwaukee' depicts city in 3-D
MATC's Virtual Milwaukee project debuted at Portfolio Night May 7. The project is a digital design of Milwaukee that has unlimited potential for growth. More than 50 MATC students and instructors participated in the design of Virtual Milwaukee.

April 21, 2009
Greendale NOW
Students will help businesses with marketing, planning
The kickoff of the MATC-Greendale Synergy Center is detailed in this article.

April 19, 2009
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Employment centers give job seekers technology access
MATC student Quelonya "Angel" Sellers is profiled in this article that details how technology has changed the way people apply for jobs. Sellers volunteers at the YWCA Career Opportunity Center in addition to taking classes at MATC and working part-time at the Wisconsin Center District.

April 3, 2009
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Displaced workers find the courage to start over
In Bill Glauber's series "Working Through Hard Times" he profiles two students who are enrolled in MATC's dental technician program.

March 27, 2009
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Sizzling savings
MATC Culinary Arts Instructor John Reiss and Baking Production Instructor Deb Socha share practical tips on how to save money in the kitchen and at the grocery store.

March 14, 2009
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Elumenati's Portable GeoDome offers enthralling virtual trips
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel personal technology writer Stanley Miller details a demonstration of the GeoDome Portal at MATC. The GeoDome is under consideration for a variety of digital projects being coordinated by MATC.

March 9, 2009
Find a Job in Welding, Health care

This is coverage of an event at MATC with dislocated workers and state representatives. The event provided a forum about the importance of providing funding to technical colleges to assist dislocated workers receive the necessary education and training to regain employment.

March 6, 2009
Business Journal
About to lose a job? Go back to school
Horticulture student Valerie Kupczak-Rios came to MATC after being laid off for the third time in seven years. This article details tips for people considering a return to school.

February 25, 2009
Shepherd Express
Green-Job Training
Joe Jacobsen is interviewed about MATC's emergence as a leading provider of green-color jobs.

February 18, 2009
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Welders see bright futures
A diverse class of welders - some dislocated workers, some seeking to advance their careers, others seeking a new start - talk about how MATC is helping them learn skills that will make a difference in their lives.

Feb. 12, 2009
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Companies look to cut footprint, costs
Thomas Content's "Plugged In" blog reviews the Green Manufacturing Summit that detailed how companies can make their environmental footprint more green and save money. MATC Associate Dean Joe Jacobsen reviewed quality improvement approaches used by local companies and shared that MATC's energy-related classes are near capacity.

January 30, 2009
The Bay View Compass
RDI Stages brings Hollywood to St. Francis
MATC students and faculty played a critical role at the grand opening of RDI Stages. The college's motion capture animation system was on display, along with other student work. MATC plays a critical role in training the future workforce that will be vital to projects at studios like RDI.

January 2009
Manufacturing News
Iverson & Company and Hardinge Inc. Celebrate with MATC at ECAM Open House
MATC's relationship with Iverson & Company and Hardinge Inc. are detailed in the latest edition of Manufacturing News. Special workshops were conducted by a Hardinge expert at the October 2008 Open House.

Jan. 21, 2009
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Restoring driver 's license is key to opening many doors
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel columnist Eugene Kane writes about the importance the Center for Driver's License Recovery and Employability, housed at MATC, provides to hundreds of residents.

Jan. 6, 2009
Film studio built in Milwaukee
RDI Stages, the first film stage complex in Wisconsin, celebrates its grand opening Thursday, Jan. 8. MATC students will be featured at the event. MATC associate dean of business and information technology Jim MacDonald talks about the important role MATC students and graduates will play in attracting new film and entertainment business to southeastern Wisconsin.

Jan. 3, 2009
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Spinning blades not its wheels
The wind turbine at MATC's Mequon campus is featured in this article. The turbine, the largest on any university or college campus in Wisconsin, provides a new energy source and will be a learning laboratory for students.

Dec. 19, 2008
The Business Journal
Director pleased with city's 'green' reputation
City of Milwaukee Director of Environmental Sustainability Ann Beier notes that MATC's Energy for Conservation and Advanced Manufacturing is located to train workers for jobs in energy efficiency work in residential, commercial and industrial buildings.

Dec. 10, 2008
South Milwaukee NOW
Trip to medieval times lasts 30 years, with no end in sight
Bob Ilk, an MATC foods instructor, has supplied meals for 29 years for the annual Ye Olde Christmas Feaste in South Milwaukee. The two-night event features more than 100 students who wear traditional clothes and provide entertainment. The event attracts approximately 225 guests each evening and has become a symbol of the season in South Milwaukee.

Dec. 5, 2008
Rivers promises a grand time at The Baby Grand
MATC music student Jeannine Rivers performed at Wauwatosa's The Baby Grand piano lounge on Dec. 5. After spending close to two decades in banking, she is now an MATC student and a member of the Honors Ensemble.

Nov. 20, 2008
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Nearly 500 regain driver's licenses
In a collaborative effort between MATC, Justice 2000, Legal Action of Wisconsin and the Municipal Court of Milwaukee, close to 500 Milwaukee County residents regained their driver's licenses, which had been suspended or revoked. A recently-released report details that those who regained their licenses saw an increase in their annual income.

Nov. 16, 2008
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Fun, games, vocation?
MATC's computer simulation and gaming degree is spotlighted in this feature. Stanley Miller II interviews students about what attracted them to the program and what their career goals are.

Oct. 29, 2008
MATC Offers Workshops to Raise Awareness of Dangerous "Choking Game"
The "choking game," a dangerous activity played by teenagers resulting in at least 1,000 deaths and cases of permanent brain damage in the U.S. annually, was the topic of a pair of workshops held at MATC's Mequon and Oak Creek Campuses Oct. 30. The workshops were sponsored by MATC's Office of Corporate Learning. Workshop presenter Scott Metheny, a police officer in Upper Moreland Township in Montgomery County, Penn., was interviewed about how to recognize the signs of this dangerous game in an effort to help school officials, parents and police officers to prevent this activity.

Oct. 21, 2008
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Schools cooperate for industry
MATC will join with Gateway Technical College, Moraine Park Technical College and Waukesha County Technical College to form the Southeastern Wisconsin Technical College Manufacturing Consortium. The Consortium will provide an interactive database for local employers to find incumbent worker training programs.

Oct. 15, 2008
WTMJ TV 4 Special Assignment - Cuisine
MATC's Cuisine restaurant is featured on WTMJ TV 4 and called "one of Milwaukee's best-kept secrets."