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Hundreds Show Up To Conversation About Homelessness

Homelessness is not Racine’s problem, rather homelessness is the result of larger problems in the community — from a lack of mental health and drug treatment services to long-term unemployment. And Racine’s problems aren’t going away, at least not in the short-term. But that’s why hundreds of people showed up to a community-wide discussion at Gateway Technical College on Tuesday, March 24 on how […]

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Despite Raising $47,000, Homeless Overnight Program To End

The Hospitality Center, 614 Main St., runs an emergency overnight homeless program that served 110 people this winter and despite having raised almost $47,000, it will close for good this spring, said Rev. Kevin Stewart. Housed within St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, the program is run by volunteers and donations. The overnight program accepts people who are […]

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Telecommunications Boot Camp Applications Available Now

Looking for a new gig or a new direction? Racine County Workforce Development and Gateway Technical College are now accepting applications for a Telecommunications Installer Boot Camp program. The camp begins March 9, 2015 and will last 12 weeks. Interested applicants should be: At least 18 years old and a Racine County Resident Able to […]

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CNC Bootcamp Applications Available For January Start

Looking for a new direction? CNC bootcamp might be the right way to go, and applications are now available for the program beginning in January. “Boot Camps have successfully provided qualified candidates who have the skills our local manufacturers are searching for. These Boot Camp graduates have over a 90% placement rate,” County Executive Jim […]

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Joint Review Board is Final Green Light for Business Parks

Two Mount Pleasant business parks will move another step closer to full approval when the Joint Review Board meets Oct. 13. The first TIF (tax incremental financing district) totals almost 300 acres but does not include a nearly completed 132,000 square foot building at the southeast corner of International Drive and Highway 20 from Land & Lakes Development […]

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New Gateway Bootcamp Focuses on Telecommunications

A new bootcamp from Gateway Technical College focusing on telecommunications kicks off next month, and applications are available now for interested students. The telecom bootcamp runs 12 weeks, and participants are required to attend eight hours a day, five days a week. At completion, students will be qualified entry-level telecom cable installers and have earned […]

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Deadline Approaching for Scholarship Applications

  Attention Gateway and Parkside students: the deadline to apply for Kiwanis scholarships is April 1. Created for high school students attending either Gateway Technical College or UW-Parkside this fall, the scholarship awards range from $750 to $1,500 per year. Applications can be found in school counselors’ offices or online at  

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High School CNC Boot Camp Starts This Summer

High school students who will be seniors this fall are encouraged to pursue careers in CNC (computer numerical control) can by getting a head start this summer. Applications must be received by June 6, 2014. The Racine Workforce Development Center is accepting applications from students going into their senior year – and who are also […]

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Horlick High School Team Earns Medals In SkillsUSA Competition

Twelve students of a 36-member team from Horlick High School earned medals in the SkillsUSA regional competition at Gateway Technical College on Feb. 14. Students participated in various events, including related technical math, team problem solving, job demonstration, CO2 dragsters and technical drafting.  These students include: Ryan Rooney – First Place Gold Medalist – Architecture CAD […]

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CNC Bootcamp Applications Being Accepted

Looking for the training you need to get a job as a CNC operator? The Racine County Workforce Development Center is accepting applications for its successful CNC bootcamp program partnership with Gateway Technical College. County Executive Jim Ladwig wrote in a statement that with a rate of 90 percent job placement among graduates, the bootcamp […]

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