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Technical college education leads to great jobs

For Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College, 91 percent of its 2010 graduates are employed and 75 percent are employed in a career that is related to their education.

(6/1/11): Wisconsin unemployment figures peaked in 2009-2010, however technical college graduates continued to find employment. The Wisconsin Technical College System’s new Graduate Follow-up Report indicates 88 percent of last year’s technical college graduates were in the labor force within six months of graduation, up two percent from 2009.

“This strong job placement is the result of technical colleges providing our graduates the skills Wisconsin employers need,” said Dan Clancy, president of the Wisconsin Technical College System. “Employees who may have been laid off are retraining and heading back to employment with relevant skills.”

For Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College, 91 percent of its 2010 graduates are employed and 75 percent are employed in a career that is related to their education.  Graduates from 2010 are earning an average yearly salary of $30,198 and the majority of graduates are working in Wisconsin with nearly three-fourths employed in WITC’s 11-county district. The 2010 study included 1,665 graduates with 1,401 responding to our requests to complete the Graduate Follow-Up Questionnaire. 

“We are confident that these graduates are well prepared and will leverage their education to make significant contributions to their respective communities,” said WITC President Bob Meyer.

 Follow this link to view WITC's complete 2010 Graduate Follow-up Report.