Another Wisconsin technical college with record grads

May 23, 2011

From Wausau Daily Herald:  “NTC honors record number of grads” –

Brittany Shotwell loves the classroom.

Shotwell, 20, of Tomahawk has a new associate degree in architecture from Northcentral Technical College. But instead of entering the job market, Shotwell will enter more classrooms, first at the University of Wisconsin Marathon County and then UW-Madison to obtain at least a bachelor’s degree.

“I could get a job now, but I love to learn and I’m excited to learn even more,” she said.

Shotwell was one of a record 823 graduates at NTC this year, and one of about 500 to walk across the stage at Wausau West High School this morning.

Shotwell’s mechanical design degree is one of several specialized fields that NTC President Lori Weyers said today is in demand among employers. Weyers said that bodes well for technical colleges like NTC that offer students a chance to obtain specialized knowledge beyond a high school education, but without the extra requirements of a four-year college.

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