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Enrollment Jumps At Local Tech Schools Submitted: 02/13/2012
Wausau - A local technical college collects recognition for its recent enrollment boom.

Northcentral Technical College was named the number 21 fastest growing school in the nation.

Community College Week magazine conducted a survey of more than one thousand two-year public schools.

Based in Wausau, Northcentral includes locations in Antigo, Medford, Merrill, and Phillips.

The school ranked near the top of the list after experiencing a 48 percent increase in enrollment since 2005.

Tech college growth is not limited to Northcentral, however.

The student body at Nicolet College in Rhinelander increased nearly 20 percent in the past three years.

Focus on community colleges is a national trend.

Today President Obama proposed an 8-billion dollar Community College to Career Fund, with the goal of training 2-million workers.

Written By: Ben Meyer

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