For the second year in a row, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College has been nationally recognized on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll in the areas of economic opportunity, education and general community service. Each year the honor roll highlights colleges and universities for their role in helping solve community problems and encouraging students to serve their community.
“Service-learning is a unique, high impact method of teaching that is integrated into courses by way of projects with both learning and community action goals,” said Rachel Aderholdt, NWTC service-learning & civic engagement coordinator.
She added on one hand, students gain hands-on experience relating to the career field they are pursuing. On the other, students have the opportunity to meet real needs and strengthen our communities.
Service-learning projects have long been a strong part of NWTC and the popularity of the projects has significantly increased over the years. During the 2015-2016 academic year, students and staff completed 271 projects for more than 140 nonprofits and businesses across Northeast Wisconsin – compared to 64 projects in 2007.