SPASH, Mid-State increase earning potential
For the Gazette
STEVENS POINT – Ninety-five students were admitted to Mid-State Technical College through the 60 Forward initiative, an effort by Wisconsin Technical Colleges, the UW System, and the Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities to increase postsecondary attainment by 60% before 2027.
The program removes admissions barriers for 2023 “Transition to Success” seniors, resulting in increased earning potential and economic mobility for their futures.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with Mid-State Technical College to advance postsecondary access for students,” said SPASH Principal Jon Vollendorf.
“This partnership is a great opportunity and aligns with our commitment to ensuring that every student has the opportunity to succeed. We are grateful for the support of Mid-State and look forward to working together to help our students achieve their full potential.”
“At Mid-State, we believe that every student should have the opportunity to pursue higher education, and this partnership allows us to remove barriers and provide support to students who may otherwise face challenges in achieving their academic and career goals,” added Jackie Esselman, dean of recruitment & admissions at Mid-State Technical College. “We are excited to work with SPASH to advance the 60 Forward initiative and help students achieve their full potential.”
For more information on SPASH Career and Technical Education programming, contact Dr. Brigitta Altmann-Austin at 715-345-5400.
For more on the 60 Forward Initiative, visit www.60forward.org.