Fox Valley Technical College | Focus Your Future | Volume 12, Issue 2 | Fall 2019

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Accredited by The Higher Learning Commission since 1974. FVTC offers more than 200 associate degree, technical diploma and certificate programs, and instruction related to 15 apprenticeship trades, in addition to providing services to business and industry. The college serves about 45,000 people annually, more than any other technical college in Wisconsin.

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See what’s making news.

In Your Words

Where's your happy place?

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Alumni Spotlight

Pa Lee Moua’s story inspired Bo Thao to pursue her dreams.

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Beyond the Classroom

Law enforcement recruits give back while learning about the community.

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On the Cover: Students Theo Kretzmann & Macey Pingel

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Developing the Workforce

ThedaCare’s own workforce filling internal need for medical assistants.

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Open for Business

Inspiring others comes naturally for 24-year-old Heather Schroeder.

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New scholarships from Greenville Lions Club boost college affordability.


AROUND FVTC

AROUND FVTC

Powered Up

News Briefs • Michael Melotte, director of pilot

Kubota and FVTC partner to support outdoor power industry. We’re delighted to announce a new initiative with Kubota Corporation—a growing manufacturer of customized equipment for the agriculture, construction and outdoor power industries. “This is a win-win-win partnership poised to shape the next generation of skilled technicians by benefiting industry, schools and students,” says Branden Brown, an instructor for Kubota Tractor Corporation. Brown and his colleagues joined staff from Kubota dealerships, along with college officials and students, in a special ceremony in August at FVTC’s Service Motor Company Agriculture Center to highlight the latest industry-specific training strategy at the college. NC3, or National Coalition of Certification Centers, is a Kubota Tech pilot program offering customized certification competencies for students at about 30 colleges in the nation. FVTC is the second college in Wisconsin to offer a program for Kubota Tech, benefitting students in the Agriculture Power Equipment, Agriculture Equipment Service Technician and Outdoor Power Equipment Technician programs. Graduates will now receive an NC3 credential with their

Take A Class Just want to take one or two classes? Search for personal enrichment and career development classes by category, location, day of week, or time of day and even register online. Learn more at www.fvtc.edu/TakeAClass.

technical diploma or associate degree. According to Kubota officials, an estimated 3,400 new technicians will be needed

training for Air Wisconsin Airlines, was named recipient of FVTC’s 2019 Outstanding Alumni Award. A 2000 graduate of the Aeronautics-Pilot Training program, Melotte earned the award for demonstrating the value of technical education through Michael Melotte career advancement, community service and continued personal and educational growth, along with support of the Wisconsin Technical College System.

• Concordia University Wisconsin (CUW) and FVTC implemented a new credit transfer agreement to help meet growing demands in the construction field. The partnership allows graduates of FVTC’s Construction Management Technology program to transfer to Concordia with junior standing toward earning a bachelor of arts degree in Construction and Trades Management.

at their worldwide dealerships by 2022. Brown notes by that time 50% of the outdoor power workforce using Kubota equipment will have less than five years of experience.

• Adult Basic Education (ABE) Instructor Laurie Jarvis earned Teacher of the Year honors on behalf of the Correctional Education Association for Region Three. The award recognizes outstanding educational contributions by a teacher in a correctional facility. In addition to teaching ABE at FVTC’s Wautoma Regional Center, Jarvis teaches at the Waushara County Jail and provides instructional leadership for faculty at other area correctional sites.

Laurie Jarvis

• Auto Technology Instructors Bob Hicks and Dean Juliar both earned World Class Certification through General Motors’ (GM) Service Technical College. The certification represents the highest level of GM expertise.

Bob Hicks and Dean Juliar

• The FVTC Foundation is accepting nominations for

• • • Learn more: www.fvtc.edu/Agriculture

the college's 2020 Outstanding Alumni Award. For nomination guidelines, visit www.fvtc.edu/Alumni.

The new Kubota partnership further enhances agriculture education at FVTC.

Leaders and students from FVTC and CUW celebrated a new partnership.

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National Accolades for Culinary Instructors Julia Steinhiser and Gary Lyons, chef instructors in the Culinary Arts program, were both recognized at the national American Culinary Federation (ACF) conference in Orlando for their exemplary skills. Steinhiser won two awards in the categories of cold food pastry and savory plates. Her score in the pastry competition qualified for a gold medal and possession of ACF’s 2019 Culinary Classic Cup. Lyons was inducted into the American Culinary Federation American Academy of Chefs (AAC). The AAC represents the highest standards of professionalism in the industry.

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A Fight Worth Fighting

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Training for missing persons and child protection reaches extraordinary milestone. For 25 years, FVTC’s National Criminal Justice Training Center (NCJTC) has united the law enforcement, nonprofit, education and human service sectors to provide best practices in issues related to missing persons. NCJTC’s role in orchestrating training and

Where is your happy place?

technical assistance strategies for experts dealing with AMBER Alert, Internet Crimes Against Children,

We asked our campus community: Where’s your happy place? Here are some of our favorite responses!

human trafficking and more is vital due to growing international activity concerning human exploitation.

NCJTC is the national training voice for the missing.

"We received the first grant to start our efforts from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention in 1993," says NCJTC Director Brad Russ. “From that point forward,

With the cows and crops. Jodie, Facebook

we realized that the best way to address our priorities was to create strategic teams." NCJTC in the USA • Offers 150+ training programs in 13 different categories to address national criminal justice priorities • Trained over 250,000 participants across all 50 states • Utilizes subject matter expertise from over 200 child protection practitioners nationwide

The best start to my day is a relaxing walk on the trail before all the hustle and bustle, watching the sunrise with my pup. Melissa Ann, Facebook

On my Harley, on a long twisty back road. Just me and my bike as one, carving up the pavement. Erik, LinkedIn

• As of May 1, 2019, the AMBER Alert program has assisted in the recovery of 957 children • Supports the work of 61 Internet Crimes Against Children Task Forces nationwide • Provided training or technical assistance to over 220 Native American Tribal Communities in North America

My happy place is wherever I’m eating food. Lexi June, Facebook

Harnessed to a tree, 20 feet up, draped in earth tones, completely immersed in nature. Nate, Facebook

Escape to Calm New salon and spa on Appleton campus open to public. The closing of some area cosmetology schools created an opportunity for FVTC to expand its learning lab and accommodate industry needs for

On a nice hike in the woods. Thousand Islands in Kaukauna is my personal favorite. Josh, Instagram

My happy place is undoubtedly any time I get to spend with my husband, our 7 dogs and my horse. Meghan, Facebook

skilled beauticians, estheticians and massage therapists. The spacious Trilogy Salon & Spa prepares students for careers in these sectors while welcoming the public to receive services in hair styling, skin and nail care, massage therapy and related body treatments. “Despite closures to area salon schools, the demand for these services has only increased,” notes Kim Olson, dean of the college’s Service Division. “Our program offers real-world training at a very affordable price.” For a complete list of services and hours open to the public, visit www.fvtc.edu/Trilogy.

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ALUMNI

BEYOND THE CLASSROOM

Better Together Law enforcement recruits give back while learning about the community. Tim Hufschmid recalls a defining moment that illustrates the character of his Law Enforcement Recruit Academy students whenever they volunteer together. “A few years ago while volunteering at the Fox Cities Marathon, some recruits noticed an older military veteran struggling to finish,” recalls FVTC’s law enforcement recruit academy director. “While running with the man during his closing strides, they encouraged him to cross the finish line.” Recruits use volunteer experiences to build camaraderie outside the classroom and to discover community resources vital to their role as police officers. Serving at area homeless shelters and Harbor

Pa Lee Moua (left) and Bo Thao

House, for instance, gives them a sense of awareness when dealing with a variety of socioeconomic

Q & A with Two Business Grads and Friends

backgrounds.

Pa Lee Moua’s story inspired Bo Thao to pursue her dreams.

seeking Wisconsin certification as a police officer while

Profiles of Success:

train at the college’s nationally-recognized Public Safety

Pa Lee Moua is a 2000 graduate of the Administrative Assistant program. She serves as diversity, equity and inclusion officer for the Appleton Area School District and is pursuing a doctorate of philosophy degree in leadership studies. Bo Thao is a 2009 Administrative Assistant and 2012 Accounting graduate. She is putting two master’s degrees in human resource management and business management to work as human resources administrative assistant for the Neenah Joint School District.

What did you enjoy most at FVTC? Pa Lee: The diverse learning atmosphere provided more than just academic support. As a first-generation college student, young wife and mother at the time, I received encouragement from multiple people throughout the college. Bo: Flexibility is top of mind when I think of Fox Valley Tech. I loved learning in various formats like in-person or online while taking classes during the day or evening. The instructors were also huge supporters of my educational journey.

The Academy is designed for students who are carrying a minimum of 60 college credits. FVTC recruits

How did FVTC help you empower others? Pa Lee: Before I met Bo, she read an FVTC alumni story of mine in 2010. She reacted to the article by sending me an email that read: "I have never seen anyone that looked like me, married young and with children, succeed in her career. Your story is so validating and it gives me so much hope and courage." Her message brought tears. This is why I am a firm believer in the power of representation because personal narratives change perceptions, possibilities and purpose in life. Bo: When my five-year-old son saw me walk the stage during FVTC’s graduation in 2009, he said he wanted to be like me. I was the first graduate from both sides of my family, so perhaps I planted some inspiration. Soon afterward, three of my family members graduated with college degrees and a fourth is pursuing a criminal justice degree at FVTC. • • • Learn more: www.fvtc.edu/AdministrativeProfessionals

Training Center, an 80-acre, high-tech facility adjacent to the Appleton International Airport. • • • Learn more: www.fvtc.edu/LawEnforcementAcademy

Getting Active Last year, more than

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active student organizations at FVTC.

• • • View Pa Lee and Bo's video: www.fvtc.edu/Alumni19 Criminal Justice & Recruit Academy students serve often in the community.

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Mikayla East

LAUNCH YOUR LIFE

Moving in the Right Direction A Neenah High grad found momentum in her interest in nursing.

Last year, FVTC served 6,111 high school dual credit students–––more than any other Wisconsin technical college.

A health careers class in high school pointed Mikayla East in the right direction. Enthused about a nursing career but not knowing where to start, she discovered that FVTC offered a Certified Nursing Assistant course at her high school. That one class sparked an interest for Mikayla. “Before finishing high school last May, I earned college credits in nursing and math while making new friends,” she shares, “as well as getting my mind ready for college.” Attending FVTC allows Mikayla to stay close to family and

All About Serving Others

friends, save money and advance her education toward an

Law enforcement is all in the family for Luis Quezada.

high school was worth the time, and now the Tech is showing

associate degree in Nursing. “Taking dual credit classes in me my future,” she adds.

“All I want to do is help and serve people,” says Luis Quezada, a 2019 graduate of Appleton East High School and FVTC

• • • Learn more: www.fvtc.edu/DualCredit

Criminal Justice student. Luis got an early start on his dream by taking dual credit classes in criminal justice, psychology and sociology while in high school. “It’s a great opportunity to start learning about the job through real-life experiences,” he says. Now enrolled at FVTC, after college Luis plans to work in corrections or security with an eventual goal of becoming a deputy. He has a great role model: His brother Roderick Narvaez is a deputy with the Outagamie County Sheriff’s Department. Roderick graduated from the Criminal Justice program in 2014 and the Law Enforcement Academy in 2019. • • • Learn more: www.fvtc.edu/LawEnforcement

Off & Running Tech ed instructor gives students a running start toward career readiness. Fox Valley Lutheran High School Technical Arts Instructor Mark

2018 Criminal Justice Grads Serving All Around Wisconsin

It’s a great opportunity to start learning about the job through real-life experiences.

Luis Quezada

• Appleton • Dodge County • Eagle River • Eau Claire • Fall River/Rio • Fond du Lac • Fond du Lac County • Glendale • Grand Chute • Green Bay • Green County • Iron Ridge • Juneau

• Kenosha • Lac du Flambeau • Manitowoc • Manitowoc County • Mount Pleasant • Neenah • Omro • Oshkosh • Outagamie County • Pleasant Prairie • Ripon • Shawano • Sheboygan

• Sheboygan County • Sheboygan Falls • Slinger • Two Rivers • Village of Fox Crossing • Village of North Fond du Lac • Village of Pewaukee • Washington County • Waupaca • Waupun • West Bend • Winnebago County

NOTE: The above list includes graduates of the Criminal Justice associate degree program and Law Enforcement Recruit Academy.

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Krause regularly hears graduates thanking him for a running start in life. “Teaching dual credit classes is all about building confidence and saving students time and money,” he notes. Through FVTC curriculum, Krause’s students prepare for full-time careers in advanced manufacturing. The high school’s new metal shop involved input from FVTC instructors in areas like design and equipment, along with a suggestion to offer a welding sculpture class as a way to generate interest in the field. One of FVTC’s academic deans saw artwork in the metal shop during a tour and was instantly sold on the school’s talent. “That type of skill is readily needed by area employers thanks to a solid partnership with Fox Valley Tech.” Krause says. • • • Learn more: www.fvtc.edu/Manufacturing

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Macey Pingel

Two for One

Theo’s Honors

Chilton High grad earns college degree in same year.

• Gold medal at SkillsUSA Wisconsin Conference, May 2019

Macey Pingel has set her sights on a career in business

• Silver medal at the national SkillsUSA Championship in Louisville, June 2019

administration. With a savvy combination of determination and dual credit classes at Fox Valley Technical College, she’s well on her way. A 2019 grad of Chilton High School, Macey made good use of her time by earning high school and college credits at the same time through the Start College Now program. In December 2019, Macey will graduate from the FVTC Business Management program, then transfer to UW-Green Bay as a junior— all before she turns 19 years old. About FVTC, Macey says, “I’ve never felt more welcomed somewhere than I am here. They make personal connections with you and do so much to help you succeed.” • • • Learn more: www.fvtc.edu/BusinessManagement

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Sign Me Up

Taking college classes definitely puts you a few steps ahead of the rest of the students.

Theo Kretzmann

A Kaukauna High grad organized his future thanks to dual credit.

Steering Ahead

While in high school, once Trevor Spoehr discovered that machinists make a good living and are always

Automotive program revs up Omro grad’s career.

busy, he was all in. After graduating in 2019, Trevor immediately took a summer course at FVTC and is well into the Machine Tool Technician one-year program.

Lynn’s Service Center in Oshkosh, which has allowed him to

opportunity to take automotive classes, he jumped at the

earn money and gain experience.

While attending Omro High School, he enrolled in the

school gave him a better understanding of college-

Automotive Youth Education Systems (AYES) program.

level content and the machine tool trade.

Through AYES, high school juniors and seniors come to FVTC

“I enjoy the self-paced, hands-on learning at Fox

In September 2018, Theo started in the Automotive Technology associate degree program. He also works for

Theo Kretzmann loves working on cars, so when he had an chance.

He believes that taking dual credit classes in high

“Taking college classes puts you a few steps ahead of the rest of the students.” Theo says. “It’s a huge jump start.”

In December 2019, he’ll be a Fox Valley Tech graduate with plenty of know-how and zero debt. • • • Learn more: www.fvtc.edu/Automotive

and learn about automotive technology, collision repair and

Valley Tech,” says Trevor, who is also working at

diesel technology.

Advantage Machine in Kaukauna while going to college. Each year, companies large and small hire

$9.4 million

machine tool graduates from FVTC. According to

value of dual credits earned through FVTC (past five years)

graduate employment data, these graduates earn about $52,000 a year after five years as machinists. • • • Learn more: www.fvtc.edu/MachineTool

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Forging Ahead 2019 Hortonville grad ready to take on a career in welding. When Ben Borchardt took an advanced manufacturing class at Hortonville High School, he found an aptitude for welding. One of his teachers took note, too: “Mr. Radtke noticed my skills and showed me how to make a career out of it,” Ben explains. Not only did he find his career path, Ben also got an early start on college. His high school classes in welding and written communication also count as FVTC credits. “Dual credit classes prepare you for how college works,” he says. “They’re also a great way to figure out what you want to do after high school.” For Ben, it’s paying off. He graduated from high school in May, and already has a full-time welding job. In spring 2020, he’ll be starting in the FVTC Welding/Metal Fab Technician and Production Welding technical diploma programs. • • • Learn more: www.fvtc.edu/Welding Ben Borchardt Staci Sievert

Planting a Career

Tech Ed Champion

An early start toward an agriculture career proved beneficial for this business pro.

Seymour teacher breathes new life into tech ed program with help from Wood Manufacturing team. In 2017, officials at Seymour High School were looking to revamp the tech ed program. After 23 years of teaching social studies, Staci Sievert volunteered to be retrained to lead this project. “I met with FVTC Wood Manufacturing Technology Department Chair Mark Lorge to develop a schedule that allowed me to take wood manufacturing classes while continuing to teach,” she explains.

Skilled Workers In Demand

When you’re relied upon to help run one of the busiest

100%

and people skills. That describes Ashley Sievers, office

offices for a leading company in the agriculture equipment industry, you need a diverse blend of technical assistant at Service Motor Company (SMC) in Dale,

grad employment for Wood Manufacturing Technology grads

Wisconsin. “Taking dual credit classes at Oshkosh North High School prepared me to effectively interact with all types of

Source: 2019 FVTC Graduate Employment Research Report

people,” says the 2018 graduate of FVTC’s Agribusiness/

Staci took four classes, which were instrumental in

Science Technology program. “At Fox Valley Tech, I

reviving the tech ed program. She reworked the curriculum

learned how to solve problems and work on detailed

and upgraded equipment to be more aligned with industry

projects.”

standards.

Sievers often serves as the first point of contact

“We’ve now begun working with other FVTC instructors in

for visitors to SMC, and her agribusiness knowledge

the welding and metals programs to update those classes,”

optimizes their customer service experience.

Sievert says. “Students have responded. Our enrollment has nearly doubled in just two years.” • • • Learn more: www.fvtc.edu/WoodManufacturing

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DEVELOPING THE WORKFORCE: THEDACARE

OPEN FOR BUSINESS

Creative Coaching Inspiring others comes naturally for 24-year-old Heather Schroeder. Heather Schroeder from Hilbert, Wisconsin, is a bit of a

Mentoring—that help young students thrive. “Being able to help

Renaissance woman, with a passion for painting, Asian

someone accomplish a goal makes me happy,” she says.

culture, reading classic novels, writing and teaching. Originally interested in studying computer animation and

A two-time winner of the Fox Trap Pitch event, a student competition for aspiring entrepreneurs, Heather attributes her

scriptwriting, Heather caught the entrepreneurship bug and

success to Fox Valley Tech. “FVTC taught me skills that I can

found joy in helping kids.

use in my career and life.”

In May 2019, she graduated with an Individualized Technical Studies degree in Educational Consulting. From there,

• • • Learn more: www.fvtc.edu/IndividualStudies

she launched two businesses—Fire Tutoring and Level Up

Medical assistant training in FVTC’s Phlebotomy Lab

FVTC taught me skills that I can use in my career and life.

Training from Within

Heather Schroeder

ThedaCare’s own workforce filling internal need for medical assistants. Medical assistants are becoming critical to health care. “The medical assistant role is growing exponentially, and the pool of applicants is insufficient to meet the demand,” says Sara Bell, director of clinical training & education at ThedaCare. Seeing an opportunity, ThedaCare reached out to FVTC to design training for existing employees. “FVTC’s Medical Assistant and Business & Industry Services teams helped us create a customized delivery option,” Bell explains. The innovative program, partially funded by a grant from the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, offers online, evening and weekend classes at no cost to the employee. “We wanted to reach people who may have been unable to achieve

Demand for Caregivers

950+ medical assistant job openings in Wisconsin Source: Indeed.com

29% increase in demand for medical assistants by 2026, resulting in an estimated

183,900

this certification without financial support,” notes Nancy Apriesnig, ThedaCare human resources consultant. Upon completion, trainees receive a Medical Assistant Technical Diploma and pledge to work in a new role for two years. Choosing FVTC was an obvious choice for ThedaCare. “We’ve been long-standing partners with Fox Valley Tech,” Bell adds. “They truly

Interested in studying entrepreneurship?

want to see students succeed.” The program launched in spring 2019 with 11 students who will complete the program next summer, and plans are underway to train

FVTC is offering a new associate degree, Small Business

another group.

Entrepreneurship, in which students learn how to turn

• • • Learn more: www.fvtc.edu/BIS

their creative spark into a new business venture.

• • • Learn more: www.fvtc.edu/SmallBusinessEntrepreneurship

job openings

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics Heather Schroeder

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FOUNDATION

Local companies need Fox Valley Technical College to keep their workforce strong.

Paul Hoffman, Greenville Lions Club

The FVTC scholarships were established due to rising

Giving in Greenville

college tuition and the college’s success in filling employer

New scholarships from Greenville Lions Club boost college affordability.

College to keep their workforce strong,” says Lions Club

The annual Catfish Extravaganza in Greenville, Wisconsin, provides family-friendly activities, including fish swimming toward finish lines while onlookers cheer for their favorite fin in hope of winning prizes. For 31 years, this popular Fox Valley

skill shortages. “Local companies need Fox Valley Technical member Paul Hoffman. Chartered in 1977, the club currently has 80 members and awards four scholarships each year, totaling $4,500. • • • Learn more: www. fvtc.edu/Foundation

summer fundraising event has also generated money for scholarships. This successful fundraiser and a Sports Banquet each October are both sponsored by the Greenville Lions Club. They help fund scholarships for students residing in the Hortonville Area School District. The club’s newly-added scholarship in 2019 includes two $750 awards to students going to FVTC.

Scholarship recipients Fatima Leon Cuevas (left) and Erin Goodson with members of the Greenville Lions Club

The FVTC Foundation awarded

1,183

scholarships totaling

$822,286 in 2018-19.

Need money for college? Paying for college is one of the biggest concerns for students and parents. One way to help lighten the burden is through FVTC Foundation scholarships.

Scholarship application dates for high school seniors: October 1, 2019-March 6, 2020

1000+ high school and current students were awarded scholarships last year.

Apply today: www.fvtc.edu/Scholarships

It’s free and easy to apply! Just complete one form and we’ll match you up with the scholarships you may be eligible for.

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