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UWFox, FVTC Collaborate to Offer Support & Services to New Page Employees and Families

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Staff members at the University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley and Fox Valley Technical College are very excited about the opportunity they have to work together to provide educational and training opportunities to the local employees and families of the NewPage Corporation.

'Working collaboratively with Fox Valley Technical College and the NewPage Corporation is our number one goal in providing educational support to the local NewPage employees and their families,” according to Carla Rabe, assistant dean for student services at the University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley.”

Representatives from UWFox and FVTC made presentations about their respective educational programs, training, and financial aid services to NewPage employees and their families on August 19, and will be doing so again on August 27 as part of the NewPage Family Resource Program.

“Collaborative partnerships are important in being able to meet the community needs in education and employment,” said Denise Martinez, director of student affairs at FVTC.

“Our partnership with UWFox, developed to address the NewPage Corporation situation, is one of many examples of how we can collaborate to provide an answer for ongoing needs in economic and community development.”

Both campuses have emphasized that their staffs and services are available to meet privately with NewPage employees and their family members to discuss educational plans for their respective futures.

“UWFox can offer many options to the NewPage network,” Rabe explained. “We are here to provide services, answer questions, and to enroll individuals if they want to take that step. 

“Besides our degree-path courses and programs, our Office of Continuing Education offers courses that can help NewPage employees build on their skills, or learn new skills,” she said.

“The UWFox Accelerated Learning Program (ALP) offers new classes every five weeks. Business courses in the ALP still have openings for the classes that begin September 2, with the next class beginning in October,” Rabe added.

Rabe also pointed out that many general education courses offered at UWFox and FVTC are transferable between those campuses, as well as to the UW System’s four-year campuses.

For more information about educational opportunities, degree programs, and training programs, contact the UWFox Office of Student Services, , email foxinfo@uwc.edu, and visit the campus website, www.uwfox.uwc.edu; or contact the FVTC Office of Student Affairs, email martinez@fvtc.edu, or visit www.fvtc.edu.

Posted 08/26/2008