Technical college education leads to great jobs
(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
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.
this link to view WITC's complete 2010 Graduate Follow-up Report.