Gateway student selected as president of Statewide Technical College Student Government
October 31, 2011
From caledonia.patch.com: “Gateway student selected as president of statewide technical college student government” — Gateway Technical College is pleased to announce that student Rebecca Gement was elected president of Wisconsin Student Government.
Gement, Racine, is enrolled in Gateway’s Information Technology-Computer Support Specialist program as well as the Programmer/Analyst program. Gement in May graduated from Gateway’s Information Technology-Network Specialist program. She is a member of the Gateway United Student Government where she serves as the Kenosha Campus vice president.
“I look forward to meeting with legislators to let them know how important the success our technical college system is to the state of Wisconsin’s economy,” said Gement. “Technical colleges touch on every aspect of the working class.
“They give young students the hands-on training necessary to enter the workforce with real-world skills. They give older, displaced worker students the opportunity to garner new skills in a timely fashion to return to the workforce. Finally, they also offer the opportunity for current workers to take specialized classes needed for them to continue on their career path.”
Wisconsin Student Government calls itself “a strong statewide organization that opens the lines of communication between the 16 technical college districts. WSG addresses political and other issues that affect students, faculty, the system’s financial concerns, and its existence.”