Blaze the Black Bear Named Mascot of New Northwood College in Superior

WITC became a Northwood campus back in August.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- There’s a new furry face making its home at the new Northwood Technical College formerly WITC in Superior. Blaze the Bear is the new mascot after a 2-year-long student selection process. While they don’t have sports at the technical college, students compete with their skills in nursing, business, and more on the statewide and national levels. So they…

WITC Unveils New Fire Truck for More Accurate Real-World Training

The new fire truck is being used for training and driver operations in the fire services program and for drivers in the CDL program to get the feel of driving a different type of rig. 

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Student firefighters at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College in Superior have just started training on a new fire truck to practice for more complex and challenging emergencies that life as a firefighter could throw their way. Costing about $250,000, the new truck sports a modern pressure control system, which instructors say helps in transporting water over longer distances in…

UWS Extends Spring Break, Moves Classes Online for Coronavirus; WITC Weighing Options

UWS moves to online classes until April.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- College campuses in Superior are making adjustments and preparations for the Coronavirus. University of Wisconsin Superior is extending its Spring Break and moving all classes online until April, and WITC is considering alternate delivery modes for classes. “I like staying busy. So part of me, I don’t mind it,” UWS Student Body President Zack Abt said. “It’ll be…

Becoming Better Leaders

WITC was the host of a Leadership Conference Wednesday afternoon

SUPERIOR, Wisc.- A sought after trainer, who works with the four major U.S. sports, like the NHL was in Superior today. Robert Kappelman of “Pacific Blue Institute” spoke at a leadership conference at WITC to help aspiring and current leaders in our community better become in their chosen fields of work. Kappelman, Director of Pacific Blue Institute of Ethics &…

Voters Turnout in Superior for Election Day

Local and Supreme Court elections bring out community.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Multiple seats are up for grabs in Superior and across Wisconsin on Election Day. Three different council seats are being contested in Superior, and Mayor Jim Paine is running unopposed. Attendants at the polling station at WITC, say they didn’t see huge lines of voters, but the people voting are driven by the local elections, and one particular statewide race….

Students Enjoy Festivities at the 45th Annual Sno-Week at WITC

Daily prizes are given and at the end of the week one student could win $100 in cash.

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College in Superior is celebrating its second day into their 45th annual Sno-Week. Today, students enjoyed a host of activities such as making photo key chains, root beer floats and participating in an interactive program with reptiles. One student volunteer we spoke to said events like this really help lift their spirits during the…

Nailing Down Issues for 34th Annual Superior Days

Planning Meeting Goes Over What Group is Taking to Madison

SUPERIOR, Wis.- In less than a month delegates from the superior area will be heading to Madison to lobby state lawmakers on local political issues. It will be the 34th Annual Superior Days. Earlier today a community planning meeting was held at WITC Superior. At the meeting they were able to nail down 3 key issues they will take to…

WITC Off to A New Start for the School Year

Forbes Magazine recently ranked WITC as the 22nd best two–year trade school in the nation.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – It’s the start of the new school year at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College (WITC) in Superior. There are also a lot of new programs and changes coming to WITC for students, faculty and staff, starting with the construction for a new front entrance and new pharmacy technician and hospitality specialist programs. These programs are used as a recruiting…

WITC Class of 2018 Walks Across the Stage

More than 130 students participated in the commencement and some receiving their GED.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Family and friends filled the auditorium of Superior Middle School to see the Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College graduates walk across the stage. The graduating class of 2018 received degrees and diplomas in nursing, business trade and technical studies. Danielle Blank studied cosmetology. At one point in her life she had to drop out of school, but she says…

Twin Ports Employers Visit WITC for Job Fair

In a 2016 survey, 72 percent of those employed were able to start their career in an occupation related to their training.

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – It’s been a big day for Northland job seekers. More than 60 Twin Ports employers gathered in Superior for a job fair on the Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College (WITC) campus. For many students the job fair is their first step into the door for a new job with an opportunity to give employers their resumes. Some of…

Morning Update 4-10-18

Local News and Weather Headlines for Tuesday, April 10, 2018

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WITC Welcomes High School Students For Career Day

Students Learned About Programs Such As Early Childhood Education, Auto Services and HVAC

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Hundreds of area high school students had an opportunity to experience a college environment. Career day at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College (WITC) gave about 450 high school students a chance to start thinking about their future career goals. “They’re actually operating things like when they’re doing welding, they’ll be hands on doing that. Same thing with gerontology, they’re…