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Deanna Hoyord, CVTC health care simulation technician, demonstrated the college’s new virtual reality simulator last week. She said it truly transports students into patient-centered scenarios.

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

CVTC debuts virtual reality simulator

Photo of CVTC instructors recognized for excellence

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

CVTC instructors recognized for excellence

Zaid Abdullah, an automation engineering student at Chippewa Valley Technical College, demonstrated rewiring an electrical box at the Manufacturing Education Center at CVTC. Abdullah moved to the United States from Iraq to further his education.

Thursday, September 2, 2021

Non-trad student goes all-in on education

Sunem Beaton-Garcia, president of Chippewa Valley Technical College, is the first Latina and first woman president for the college.

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

From Immigrant to President

An Eau Claire firefighter helping with the fire suppressant demonstration at the L.E. Phillips Fire Safety Center on CVTC’s west campus Thursday proved how quickly a fire can be extinguished with F-500 – an encapsulating agent that does not contain harmful PFAS chemicals.

Friday, July 23, 2021

Snuffed Out

Photo of CVTC Launches Second Open RN Textbook

Thursday, June 24, 2021

CVTC Launches Second Open RN Textbook

From left, Ryan Sterry, Menomonie High School technical education coordinator; Ken Skar, owner of Vincent Tool; Tom Karis, owner of Menomonie Machine Tool; and Jeff Sullivan, CVTC dean of apprenticeships, engineering, manufacturing and IT.

Monday, May 3, 2021

Building Interest in Machining

Scott Hoffmann, WIN Technology CEO

Friday, April 30, 2021

CVTC Honors Business Partner, Alumni

Photo of CVTC Adjusts Start of Spring Semester

Thursday, January 21, 2021

CVTC Adjusts Start of Spring Semester

Photo of CVTC President Barker Announces Retirement

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

CVTC President Barker Announces Retirement

Led by instructor Matthew Staudenmaier, CVTC Landscape, Plant and Turf Management students observe and learn about the proper technics for planting trees during a service-leaning project at Mount Simon Park in Eau Claire when the group planted three trees in October.

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

CVTC Students Plant Trees at Mt. Simon Park

The Piera family of Eau Claire, originally from Brazil, pose inside their Banbury Place kitchen in Eau Claire, the home of the their Montebelo Brazilian Cheese bread company. From left are Geraldo Jr., Miriam, Tanara and Geraldo, Sr. All but Tanara either completed or are currently enrolled in CVTC’s English Language Learner program and Geraldo, Jr. is a CVTC IT-Software Developer student.

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Cultural Adaptation

Photo of CVTC Marks Veterans Day

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

CVTC Marks Veterans Day

CVTC Respiratory Therapy Instructor Don Raymond, left, works with students in a medical simulation lab at CVTC in this 2018 file photo. Raymond, along with fellow instructor Theresa Meinen and several alumni, serve on the board of directors of the Wisconsin Society for Respiratory Therapy.

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

CVTC Faculty, Alumni in State WSRC Leadership

Liz Smith poses in CVTC River Fall campus Nursing lab in September. She expects to graduate from the program in May, while her daughter, Charlie, has taken dual credit classes to prepare herself to start the program next year.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Mother, Daughter Launch Nursing Careers at CVTC

Cornell High School student Abigail Clark works on a science experiment with another student at the CVTC Chippewa Falls Campus during the College Transfer Academy’s first year. The Academy has gone fully online this year, expanding the number of schools and students participating.

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

CVTC Expands College Transfer Academy

Photo of CVTC Honors Top Educators

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

CVTC Honors Top Educators

Personal protection equipment and other medical supplies are stacked at CVTC just before being delivered to the 11 counties in CVTC’s district as they prepare to fight the COVID-19 outbreak.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

CVTC Joins Fight Against Virus

CVTC Respiratory Therapy program alumni Samantha Gruen, left, and Megan Wermske sit inside a helicopter ambulance holding a medical simulation mannequin when they trained to become flight therapists with the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital. They are trained to help premature babies during emergency medical transports.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

CVTC Alumni Flying High in New Careers

Two women look for safety hazards set up in the HVAC lab at CVTC’s Energy Education Center during a Hazard Hunt as part of the 2019 Safety Day.

Friday, October 25, 2019

Safety Day Spotlights Workplace Hazards

Photo of CVTC Seeks Public Input on Facilities Needs

Friday, September 27, 2019

CVTC Seeks Public Input on Facilities Needs

Photo of Benedict Joins CVTC Board

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Benedict Joins CVTC Board

CVTC Gas Utility Construction & Service instructor RC Jensen, left, shows a tool used in the trade to incoming program student Michael Carolfi of Wisconsin Rapids while Michael’s parents, Berni and Dave, look on at the CVTC West Campus Open House Thursday, April 25.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

CVTC Showcases Two Top Facilities

Instructor RC Jensen demonstrates testing for natural gas leaks in the CVTC Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration lab. Jensen will teach students skills needed to construct and maintain natural gas lines in a new Gas Utility Construction & Service program starting in June 2019.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

CVTC to Offer New Gas Utility Program

Photo of CVTC Named Military-Friendly School

Friday, January 25, 2019

CVTC Named Military-Friendly School

Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers takes a look at a recipe using eggs students were learning about in the Culinary Management program area Wednesday, Jan. 23. Evers toured several CVTC programs during a visit the day after his first State-of-the-State address. To Evers’ left is CVTC President Bruce Barker.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Evers Brings State-of-State Tour to CVTC

Lance and Jennifer Leisgang of Black River Falls were one of two couples in CVTC’s Organizational Leadership program to graduate at the Fall Commencement at CVTC Tuesday, Dec. 18. With their credits from the program transferrable, they plan to continue their education at UW-Stout.

Friday, December 21, 2018

Local Couples Graduate Together at CVTC

CVTC Entrepreneurship instructor Ben Zugay speaks to about 120 people interested in starting their own businesses at the Start a Business: Step One event at CVTC Nov. 6.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Entrepreneurs Take First Step at CVTC

CVTC Culinary Management instructor Kevin Brown shows a rotating deck oven while giving a tour of the new state-of-the-art teaching kitchen. At left is new program student Judy Ewer, a Gilman native and former Lake Holcombe resident.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Culinary Debut Highlights New CVTC Year

Workers from Market & Johnson prepare to attach a steel joist as work continues on a 7,200 sq.-ft. addition to the River Falls campus of Chippewa Valley Technical College. Work is scheduled to be completed by the start of the fall semester in August.

Monday, June 18, 2018

CVTC Expanding in River Falls

CVTC graduate Jennifer Georgeson is joined by her husband and fellow graduate, Garrett Georgeson, and the parents who adopted her at age 16, Robert and Kimberly Cropp of Durand, after the CVTC spring

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Graduate Finds Another Home at CVTC

John Koehler, who attended Eau Claire Memorial High School, addresses a group of CVTC students and community members as the leader of Reflections of Vietnam, a project of the Vietnam Veterans Chapter 351 of Appleton, at CVTC’s Business Education Center in Eau Claire April 24. The group shared personal stories and displayed memorabilia from the war.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Vets Bring Reflections of Vietnam to CVTC

Photo of Grant Funds Available for Worker Training

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Grant Funds Available for Worker Training

Panelists at CVTC’s Safety Day Thursday, Feb. 8 discussing workplace safety culture are, from left, Nancy Haldeman of Bush Brothers Beans in Augusta, Scott Rud of Mason Companies of Chippewa Falls, Kate Carlson of Phillips Medisize in Menomonie and Sonja Leenhouts of Kerry Ingredients in Owen.

Friday, February 9, 2018

CVTC to Expand OSHA Training Services

Ladysmith High School student Henry West tries his hand at a miniature billiards game while fellow Ladysmith student Paul Kroening, left, and CVTC Automation Engineering Technology student Casey Schellhorn look on at the 2017 CVTC Manufacturing Show.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

CVTC Event Showcases Manufacturing

Jodi Lepsch, who will be the instructor for the CVTC Beekeeping class beginning in March, examines a frame from a beehive.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

CVTC to Offer Beekeeping Class