Mid-State Centennial Celebration

Mid-State Centennial Celebration

MSTC Centennial - 100 years1913 – 2013: Making Futures, Shaping Communities

Each celebration event is a great chance to honor our past, learn about new technologies, and view fascinating hands-on demonstrations. 

Calendar of Events

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Wisconsin Rapids Centennial Group Photo

Centennial Group Photo Wisconsin Rapids


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MSTC 100 years collageBook Review

Building for the Future: Mid-State Technical College (1907-2010)

Compiled and co-authored by Dave Engel and Holly Knoll and published in 2010, this book presents the key events in the development of Mid-State Technical College – from its early beginnings as a vocational/training/technical school to its current mission of delivering flexible, innovative, and relevant instruction – integral to its role in as central Wisconsin’s principal provider of workforce education and training.

Today, because of the diligent work done through Wisconsin technical colleges’ early educational pioneers, the state technical college system is recognized as a national leader. Wisconsin’s technical colleges offer lifelong education for all people regardless of income and employment. We were highly fortunate to have visionary advocates from all walks of life in our corner. Without their passion, drive, and refusal to give up, the visionary leadership of providing technical education in central Wisconsin might not have come to fruition. Throughout this book you’ll read the stories, many filled with tremendous obstacles and heartache, of a handful of these visionaries representing the private, public, legislative and educational sectors. So many individuals toiled together to make the dream a reality.

You can purchase a copy of Building for the Future for $15 through the Mid-State Foundation. Each Mid-State Library also has a copy of the book.