Waukesha’s Carroll College reports record high enrollment numbers

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Carroll College in Waukesha will welcome a record 700 new students when classes begin Sept. 4, the college reported. The new students include a record 545 freshmen and a record 155 transfer students.
Total enrollment for the fall semester is expected to be 2,000 full-time undergraduates, also a record number. In addition, about 750 part-time undergraduates and 250 graduate students have enrolled.
In the fall, 2001 semester, Carroll had 1,915 full-time undergraduates.
“This is the 10th consecutive year that Carroll has met or exceeded its enrollment goals,” said James Wiseman, vice president of enrollment.
MU teaming with chamber on management, leadership program
Marquette University and the West Suburban Chamber of Commerce in Wauwatosa are offering a certificate program in management and leadership, designed for individuals in the business and volunteer sectors.
Classes will start Sept. 9, meeting 6-9 p.m. Milwaukee County Research Park
Technology Innovation Center, 10437 Innovation Dr., Wauwatosa. Cost is $895.
Subsequent classes are set for Sept. 23, Oct. 7 and 21, and Nov. 4 and 18.
Marquette instructors will use interactive and experiential instruction techniques for the program. Students can earn CEU credits from the course.
More information on the course can be obtained by calling the chamber at
414-453-2330, or via e-mail at wscc@att.net.
Morraine Park Tech opens Manufacturing Technology Center
Moraine Park Technical College’s Applied Manufacturing Technology Center (AMTC) has officially opened at the West Bend Campus.
Moraine Park’s AMTC is a 42,000-square-foot facility boasting the latest in presentation technology. The auditorium has capacity for 50 laptop connections and seating for 110, and has three seminar conference rooms.
The center’s CNC lab has a dedicated computer lab to enhance the training of the college’s CNC Programmer/Operator program. The state-of-the-art lab offers technology to broadcast to classrooms, conference rooms and the auditorium.
Other highlights of the center include a separate 16-station partner computer lab, a tool-and-die design lab and a business computer lab.
Training at the facility began Aug. 19.
The public will get a chance to tour the AMTC as well as the rest of Moraine Park’s West Bend Campus on Sunday, Oct. 6. The college will be hosting an open house on that day from 1-4 p.m.
Survey shows hiring activity to remain stable through year-end
Job seekers in the United States can expect little improvement in hiring activity in the fourth quarter of 2002, according to the Employment Outlook Survey, conducted by Manpower, Inc., of Glendale.
Of the nearly 16,000 employers interviewed, 24% expect to hire more people during the fourth quarter, compared with 27% in the third quarter of the year. Only 9% intend to reduce their workforce, compared with 8% in the previous quarter. A steady 62% of companies will maintain their current staff levels, and only 5% are uncertain. When the seasonal impact is removed from the data, employment prospects remain at the same level as in the third quarter of last year.
Employers’ expectations have improved only slightly from the same quarter of 2001, when 24% expected to hire additional employees, 11% expected to reduce their staff levels, 60% anticipated no changes and 5% were uncertain.
“The caution that we are now seeing from employers cuts across seven of the 10 sectors, with expected hiring activity reduced or flat compared with expectations in the last quarter,” Manpower’s CEO Jeffrey Joerres reported. “Durable and non-durable goods manufacturing are still significantly ahead of last year at this time, while remaining at consistent hiring levels. Finance, insurance and real estate is the only sector that will improve over both last quarter and last year,” he noted.
Usage of state’s e-Tech College soars
The number of Wisconsin residents using eTech College of Wisconsin (www.eTechCollege.com) soared above 5,700 during the spring semester of 2002, up 33% from the prior semester, according to the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS).
The WTCS expects the number of residents using eTech College to continue to climb significantly, as the number of courses jumps to 600 this fall, compared with 275 last fall.
“The popularity of eTech has exceeded our initial expectations, and there’s no end in sight to the growth,” said Neal Henning, director of eTech College of Wisconsin. “In student surveys conducted during the past year, the first year that eTech courses were offered, 86% of students stated they’d take another online course from us. Also, 89% indicated they’d recommend our online courses to others.”
For more information on eTech College of Wisconsin, log on to the Web site at www.eTechCollege.com or call toll free, 1-866-eTechWI.
MATC South adding weekend classes
Milwaukee Area Technical College’s South Campus is adding accelerated weekend classes.
The campus, at 6665 S. Howell Ave. in Oak Creek, will offer nearly 60 courses on Saturday mornings, beginning in September.
Course lengths will vary from two to 11 weeks, depending on subject. Most classes start Sept. 7 or 14.
MATC also offers Saturday classes at its downtown Milwaukee and West Allis campuses.
The weekend program at the South Campus differs somewhat by emphasizing classes that meet every week and that end before Thanksgiving.
“We want to be responsive to the needs of the community and to make courses as convenient as possible for our students,” said James Walsh, South Campus administrator and MATC vice president. “We thought it would help to finish courses before the holiday season. In addition, opening the campus to Saturday classes will allow us to open the library and computer center facilities on Saturday mornings for all our students.”
Aug. 30, 2002 Small Business Times, Milwaukee

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