Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes Visits NWTC to Highlight Benefits of Two-year Education

Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes visited Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) to discuss the benefits of a two-year education and the role it plays in meeting workforce demands. 

“What the students at NWTC are doing is what is going to fix our economy,” Barnes said. “They are getting a good education and putting themselves on a pathway to get good-paying jobs that are absolutely essential to our communities. I was proud to spend time with them today, and I will continue to advocate for more resources and support for technical colleges so students can get affordable, high-quality education to help them build their future – and build the future of Wisconsin.” 

NWTC ( offers training in more than 200 high-demand career fields, and 91% of its graduates are employed within six months of graduation.

During the visit, Barnes met with students and leaders to discuss NWTC’s high-impact practices, which make higher education more accessible and lead to high-wage careers. The conversation focused on financial accessibility, student resources, closing equity gaps, the student experience and why a technical-college education was the best fit for them.

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