Public Hearing: Bill Relating to Evening Classes at Technical Colleges (AB 51)

The Assembly Committee on Colleges and Universities has scheduled a public hearing to discuss AB 51, a bill that would require Wisconsin technical colleges to hold more evening classes. The hearing will take place on Wednesday July 8th at 10am in Capitol room 417 North (GAR Hall). The bill is the last of three to be discussed during the hearing. Can’t make the meeting but don’t want to miss out? Visit Wisconsin Eye to view the hearing live over the internet.

Assembly Bill 51 was introduced in February by Representatives Schneider, Vruwick, and Barca- along with Senator Wirch. This bill would require that each Wisconsin technical college offer at least one-third of all their class periods after 5 pm. Also, every class that is offered by a college must be scheduled and taught after 5 pm at least once every three years. If passed, these regulations would go into effect at the beginning of the 2011-2012 school year. Want more information? See the bill here.

WECA understands that this bill may be helpful for child care providers, and our T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® WISCONSIN recipients, who continue working with children as they are obtaining college credits. Evening courses provide the flexibility these students need.

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