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BTC, Charter Next Gen create scholarship program
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MILTON — Charter Next Generation, one of Milton’s leading employers and a celebrated manufacturer of high-performance, specialty films used in flexible packaging and other end-use markets, together with Blackhawk Technical College Foundation Inc., a non-profit organization established to support students of Blackhawk Technical College, announced the availability of a new bi-annual scholarship for BTC students to directly aid dedicated manufacturing degree-seekers ahead of their dive into the industry, through Charter Next Generation’s Community Giving Funds initiative.

Charter Next Generation’s previously established relationship with Blackhawk Technical College’s Workforce and Community Development Program created a catalyst for the discovery of the BTC Foundation, ushering in a brand-new branch of growth and collaboration for the pair. The newly instated “Charter Next Generation Scholarship” will assist two students each Fall and Spring semester, four per year, under the condition that the students are in one of Blackhawk Technical College’s twelve manufacturing career pathways.

“On behalf of the Blackhawk Technical College and its community members, we are grateful for the investment that Charter Next Generation (CNG) has made to the college and in our students as they pursue a career in manufacturing,” said Lisa Hurda, Director of College Advancement & Foundation. “CNG understands the importance of manufacturing career pathways for Southern Wisconsin and the nation as a whole, and this was embodied in the creation of their named scholarship to support all manufacturing career pathways for our Blackhawk students.”

Charter Next Generation is dedicated to steadily investing in the communities in which it has manufacturing facilities with the goal of fostering workforce development, social and economic equity, and more.

As a part of its leadership role within the specialty films and flexible packaging industry and furthering its commitment to supporting local communities, Charter Next Generation (CNG) recently made a generous donation of $10,000 to Blackhawk Technical College Foundation, Inc. The nonprofit directly supports the students and programs of Blackhawk Technical College in Milton — one of sixteen technical colleges across the state that make up the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS). This donation comes in the form of a named scholarship. The organization was hand-selected by the passionate employees of CNG’s Milton facility for their role in developing a strong, malleable workforce within the community.

“We are so grateful for Charter Next Generation’s commitment to education and training as well as their strong partnership with Blackhawk and the BTC Foundation to help transform the future workforce of our local communities,” Hurda said.