College students tell stories via videosTwelve student filmmakers have become semi-finalists in a video competition centered on stories about their futures.
Twelve student filmmakers have become semi-finalists in a video competition centered on stories about their futures.
The entries include stories of students enrolled in programs as diverse as fire protection, web design, electro-mechanical technology, computer numerical control machining, graphic design and more.
The semi-finalists for the Wisconsin Technical Colleges’ Futuremakers’ Video Competition includes Dustin Wolvert, a student in the Criminal Justice-Corrections program at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College-New Richmond.
Judges will evaluate the videos over the next two weeks, with winners announced Friday, April 29, in La Crosse.
Cash prizes of $2,500, $1,000 and $500 will be awarded at that time. To view the videos go to http://www.wearefuturema kers.com/videocompetition/gallery and look for “2011 Semi-Finalists.”
“These videos show the creative spirit and the culture of originality thriving at Wisconsin’s Technical Colleges,” said Kyle Schwarm, executive director of statewide marketing for the colleges and contest coordinator.
Through their videos students share their experiences at the technical colleges and convey how they are making their futures.
The WTCS has 16 technical college districts throughout Wisconsin, which offer more than 300 programs awarding two-year associate degrees, one and two-year technical diplomas and short-term technical diplomas.
In addition, the system is the major provider of customized training and technical assistance to Wisconsin’s business and industry community. More than half of all adults in Wisconsin have accessed the technical colleges for education and training.