Blackhawk Technical College to Recognize 489 Graduates at 2013 Commencement

JANESVILLE (WIFR) – On May 18, Blackhawk Technical College (BTC) will recognize the accomplishments of 489 graduates for the 2012-13 academic year at the 2013 commencement ceremony, hosted at the Dream Center, 2460 Milwaukee Road, Beloit, WI. The processional begins at 11:00 a.m. and the program will begin at 11:30 a.m.

Senator Timothy Cullen (15th Senate District) will serve as the event’s keynote speaker while BTC’s State Ambassador and soon-to-be graduate, John Peralta, will be the student speaker.

Forty-four BTC programs will be represented this Saturday with graduates earning degrees or certifications in accounting (13), administrative professional (5), advanced dental assistant (10), agribusiness specialist (6), air conditioning, heating and refrigeration technology (9), airframe and power plant mechanic (16), automotive technician (12), business management (32), CNC technician (4), computer service technician (15), criminal justice – law enforcement (35), culinary arts (20), diagnostic medical sonography and vascular (5), diesel and heavy equipment technician (4), early childhood education (27), electronic power distribution (16), electro-mechanical technology (6), fire protection technician (5), fire science (1), horticulture/landscape technician (7), human resources (12), individualized technical studies (10), industrial engineering (1), industrial mechanic (3), information systems security specialist (7), information network specialist (13), information web analyst (4), lab technician (2), lab assistant (2), legal administrative professional (5), marketing (5), medical administrative specialist (26), medical assistant (24), medical coding specialist (11), medical laboratory technician (9), nursing (37), pharmacy technician (14), phlebotomy technician (2), physical therapy assistant (14), practical nursing (6), radiography (14), supervisory management (4), technical studies – journeyworker (2), and welding (14).

Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS), college grads have a lot of reasons for optimism as they enter the job market. According to the WTCS, more than 25,000 spring graduates throughout the technical college system already have job offers in their field. Last year, nine out of ten BTC graduates were employed within six months of graduation.

“BTC grads prove every year they are well prepared and have the skills employers are looking for to compete in today’s global economy,” said Ed Robinson, Vice President of Student Services.

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