Fox Valley Tech Grads?
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Fox Valley Technical College’s 94% graduate employment rate doesn’t happen by chance. The high employment rates are the result of carefully connecting graduates’ skills to employer needs. Check out what several of our region’s employers are saying about the value Fox Valley Technical College graduates bring to their workforce. As you’ll see, our grads are everywhere—driving economic growth and building a better quality of life.
[ Agriculture ] “Thanks to a strong foundation of knowledge, Fox Valley Tech grads consistently contribute to our success.” JIM SOMMER President Service Motor Company
“FVTC grads come to us industry-ready and can quickly adapt to our company.“ “Graduates from Fox Valley Technical College’s Outdoor Power programs are invaluable to the landscape sector and to the future of the green industry.”
BOB AYKENS President Memorial Florists & Greenhouses
DAN ARIENS CEO Ariens Company
[ Aviation ] “Air Wisconsin is proud to partner with Fox Valley Tech’s Aeronautics program. The college provides confident, well-prepared airline pilots.” TORI WILLING Human Resources Manager, Recruiting Air Wisconsin
“With advanced skills and hands-on experience in airframe applications and electronics, Fox Valley Technical College graduates are well-versed at performing FAA-required maintenance on aircraft.” JEFF TOLINE Director, Product Support Services Gulfstream Aerospace (Appleton, WI)
“We trust Fox Valley Tech Aviation grads to help us maintain our priceless collection of aircraft, and FVTC’s presence in Oshkosh allows us to easily bring in knowledgeable technicians.”
JOHN HOPKINS Director of Aircraft Maintenance Experimental Aircraft Association
[ Business & Finance ] “Fox Valley Tech graduates bring top-level business talent to our organization. They play an important role in our company’s growth and success.” JULIE KLOIBER Senior Talent Acquisition Manager J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc.
“Prepared with a broad understanding of today’s financial services and markets, Fox Valley Tech grads deliver exceptional customer service to our industry.” CATHIE TIERNEY President and CEO Community First Credit Union
“When it comes to hiring paralegal professionals who can hit the ground running for our law firm, we look to Fox Valley Technical College.” TAJARA DOMMERSHAUSEN AND GREG PETIT Partners Petit & Dommershausen, SC
[ Construction ] “Construction graduates from FVTC bring outstanding knowledge and passion to the industry and are an instrumental part of our labor force.” DENNIS RUEDINGER Partner RH Design Build LLC
“Career-oriented and full of initiative, Fox Valley Tech graduates transition smoothly into our workforce.” RYAN FOLEY Vice President of Field Operations H.J. Martin and Son, Inc.
“Miron has experienced a 90% success rate with the FVTC students who are part of our internship program versus a less than 50% success rate hiring outside of the internship program. This is a strong indicator that FVTC students are prepared for the real-world challenges and pace of the construction industry, and the Construction Management program internship requirements are a critical part of the program’s success.” ROYCE ALSBACH, LEED AP BD+C Vice-President, Project Management Miron Construction Co., Inc.
[ Culinary & Hospitality ] “Enthusiastic and passionate, FVTC Culinary graduates come to us with a strong base of knowledge and skills.” MARK DOUGHERTY Owner Mark’s East Side
“High-quality talent is tough to come by. Fox Valley Tech makes it easy to find skilled workers.”
“I love seeing a Fox Valley Technical College Culinary Arts degree listed on a candidate’s resume. They have the skills and work ethic required for our scratch bakery and deli departments.” AMANDA BAUER Human Resources Manager Festival Foods
MATT WINTERS Executive Chef Best Western Premiere Waterfront Hotel and Convention Center, Oshkosh
[ Health Care ]
“Fox Valley Tech students develop critical thinking skills to work and communicate effectively in a team environment, which is key in today’s healthcare sector.” JEN MEYER Education Consultant ThedaCare
“Well-prepared. Hands-on. FVTC graduates bring these essential traits to Aurora as medical assistants.” SARAH LEHMAN RN-BSN, Float Pool Supervisor and Clinical Educator Aurora Health Care
“With exceptional student opportunities in real healthcare settings, FVTC grads come ready to provide the services our patients want and need.” WAYNE WINISTORFER Regional Director, Rehabilitation Services Affinity Health System/Ministry Health Care— a Partner of Ascension, Wisconsin
[ Information Technology ] “Fox Valley Tech IT grads come equipped with the technical skills to do the job and help support Thrivent’s mission.” PAUL MUELLER Chief Information Officer Thrivent Financial
“Developers and programmers from Fox Valley Tech are the backbone of Stellar Blue. It is a good day when someone from FVTC emails us his or her resume.” JIM DOBINSKI Managing Director, Co-Founder Stellar Blue Technologies
“Strong schools and economic development go hand-in-hand. The Oshkosh Area School District’s dual credit partnership with FVTC builds workforce development and talent in information technology.” JULIE CONRAD MOSHER Director of Curriculum and Assessment Oshkosh Area School District
[ Manufacturing | Electronics “We understand the value that FVTC graduates bring to Bemis. I know firsthand the Engineering Technology program grads have the ability to be successful maintenance technicians.” JOHN GEHRKE Maintenance Supervisor Bemis Healthcare Packaging
“With a strong curriculum and hands-on approach, FVTC graduates know what it takes to exceed our customers’ expectations.” DON NENNIG CAD Standards Control Administrator Pierce Manufacturing, Inc.
“Advanced manufacturing skills of Fox Valley Technical College graduates help Miller Electric maintain its position as an industry leader.” CRAIG TREICHEL Director of Human Resources ITW/Miller Electric Mfg. Co.
| Engineering ]
“FVTC graduates are the next generation of technical support for our industry. They bring the latest knowledge, current techniques and systems information into our facility.” SARA EGAN Manager, Human Resources Plexus Corp.
“Waupaca Foundry relies on Fox Valley Technical College to help keep its workforce skilled and competitive.”
“Fox Valley Tech graduates are Walker Forge. We’ve put almost 200,000 hours of FVTC knowledge to work here.” RICK RECKTENWALD President Walker Forge
JOEY LEONARD Vice President, Human Resources Waupaca Foundry, Inc.
[ Public Safety ] “Workforce-ready and highly-skilled, firefighters and paramedics from Fox Valley Tech contribute from day one to the quality of service we provide.”
TIM FRANZ Fire Chief Oshkosh Fire Department
“The value that Fox Valley Technical College’s Public Safety Training Center brings to Wisconsin and to our nation’s law enforcement officers is enormous and difficult to measure.” JAY DARIN Special Agent FBI Milwaukee Field Office
“Law enforcement today calls for unprecedented skill sets in critical thinking and an unwavering duty to serve and protect. Fox Valley Tech does an excellent job in preparing its Criminal Justice grads with essential abilities to enforce the law in a changing world.” www.fvtc.edu/JobReady
JEFFREY L. NETT Sheriff Waushara County
[ Service ] “Education, talent and passion shine when a Fox Valley Tech Interior Design grad works with our clients.”
JANET GUNDERSON Design Director Home Interiors
“Our medical practice has reached into the talent pool of well-prepared graduates of FVTC several times to appropriately fill positions.” MARILOU SCHNADERBECK Business Manager Northeast Wisconsin Foot and Ankle Association
“Fox Valley Technical College’s excellent program produces highly-educated and experienced team members, allowing us to provide quality early childhood education.” TINA TILLMAN Owner Apple Tree Connections
[ Transportation ] “FVTC-trained technicians immediately start their careers on a successful path with our company. They help create an exceptional experience for our guests.” TIM M. BERGSTROM President and COO Bergstrom Automotive
“Diesel Technician graduates from Fox Valley Tech really know how to apply their skills in real-world situations.” STEVE RODGERS Service Manager Fox Valley Truck
“In the face of a driver shortage, we rely on Fox Valley Tech to provide us with talent behind the wheel.” TAMMY SAMPO Recruiting Specialist Contract Transport Services, LLC
Our Grads Get Jobs!
Get a degree or diploma from FVTC. With 200+ programs to choose from, you can put your career on the fast track. At Fox Valley Technical College, you get high-tech occupational training for high-demand jobs.
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2015 Graduatesâ€™ Reasons for Attending FVTC
Of the 2,005 graduates responding to our survey, 94% were employed within 6 months of graduation, and 85% were in a job related to their training.
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Where are Fox Valley Tech grads working? Here’s a regional snapshot of where you’ll find some FVTC graduates at work: Affinity Medical Group Alta Resources Appleton Police Department Ariens Company Aurora Health Care Bemis Company Bergstrom Automotive Bethany Home BioLife Plasma Services Brewster Village Capital Credit Union Dental Associates Evergreen Retirement Community Fabick Cat Faith Technologies Fox Valley Tool & Die, Inc. Gold Cross Ambulance Service, Inc. Gulfstream Aerospace J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc. Kimberly-Clark Corporation Living Tree Estates Midwest Dental Miller Electric Mfg. Co. Ministry Health Care Miron Construction Co., Inc.
Muza Metal Products N&M Transfer Co., Inc. Oakridge Gardens Rehabilitation & Memory Center Oshkosh Corporation Outagamie County Sherriff’s Department Partnership Community Health Center Pierce Manufacturing, Inc. Plexus Corp. Rennes Health and Rehab Center ResCare HomeCare Roehl Transport St. Paul Elder Services, Inc. Schenck SC SECURA Insurance Service Motor Company ThedaCare Thrivent Financial V&S Midwest Carriers Corporation Walker Forge Waupaca County Sheriff’s Office Waupaca Foundry, Inc. Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department Winnebago Mental Health Institute Wisconsin Veterans Home YMCA of the Fox Cities
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Fox Valley Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in employment, admissions or its programs or activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the College’s nondiscrimination policies: Patti Jorgensen, FVTC Appleton Campus, Office A104C, 920-735-5649.
Published on Nov 14, 2016
Check out what several of our region’s employers are saying about the value Fox Valley Technical College graduates bring to their workforce.