Issue 1, 2005 A Newsletter about the Corporate Donation Program of the Wisconsin Technical College System Foundation Johnson Controls Helps Milwaukee Area Technical College Strengthen HVAC Training Spotlight Corporation: Polacheck Management Abbott Helps Gateway Technical College Train Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Workers Waukesha County Technical College Benefits from Win-Win Partnership with Community Nursing Clinic Help educate Wisconsin’s workforce...donate equipment to the Technical Colleges At Milwaukee Area Technical College 2 At Milwaukee Area Technical College Johnson Controls Partners with MATC to Strengthen HVAC Training Johnson 5 Spotlight Corporation: Polacheck Management Controls 6 At Gateway Technical College Abbott Support Helps Train Tomorrow’s Partners “ We at Johnson Controls Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Workers with MATC felt we needed to 8 At Waukesha County Technical College take action beyond Unique Partnership With Clinic Benefits Students, Staff, and Community to Strengthen recruitment to develop the kind of talent we 10 Partnering with Donation Matters HVAC seek. Students who graduate from MATC or other colleges...will Training be among the best candidates the industry has to offer. ” Milwaukee Area Technical College is — Tom Healy, branch manager of On our cover: one of four colleges nationwide selected Johnson Controls, Inc. Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) technician by JOHNSON CONTROLS, INC. to students at MATC benefit from Johnson Controls donation. participate in CAREERCONNECT, a new collaborative program dedicated to training the next generation of heating, MATC students work on HVAC equipment at MATC’s Oak Creek Campus. ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) technicians. Through CAREERCONNECT, JOHNSON CONTROLS will donate more workforce and an increasing demand to About Johnson Controls than $50,000 in resources to each transform buildings into cost-effective and efficient facilities. JOHNSON CONTROLS, INC. is a global partner school to enhance its teaching market leader in automotive systems and environment, HVAC curriculum and “We are extremely pleased to have facility management and control. In the students’ learning experience. The been chosen to work in partnership with automotive market, it is a major supplier company’s contributions will include JOHNSON CONTROLS on the of integrated seating and interior The Wisconsin instruction from industry experts, CARRERCONNECT Program,” said systems, and batteries. For non- Technical learning materials, equipment donations James Walsh, MATC interim provost. “We College System, residential facilities, JOHNSON established in 1911, and faculty training, and will be expect this partnership to enhance and CONTROLS provides control systems includes 16 regional implemented during the fall 2005 expand our already successful HVAC including comfort, energy and security post-secondary education districts with 49 campuses semester. MATC’s associate degree and program. It will increase and improve management. JOHNSON CONTROLS statewide serving over 453,000 technical diploma programs are housed placement opportunities for our graduates.” (NYSE:JCI), founded in 1885, has its students annually. Corporations at the Oak Creek Campus. contract with the Colleges to train Tom Healy, branch manager of headquarters in Milwaukee, Wis. Its over 100,000 members of the The goal of CAREERCONNECT is JOHNSON CONTROLS, INC. in Milwaukee, sales for 2004 totaled $26.6 billion. For corporate workforce each year. This issue of Donation Matters to increase the number of skilled said the company developed CAREER- more information on JOHNSON highlights the three districts graduates entering the workforce from CONNECT because of growing demands CONTROLS, INC., visit the company’s shown in pink on map. Future HVAC programs. JOHNSON CONTROLS in its business. “We at JOHNSON CONTROLS Web site at www.johnsoncontrols.com. issues will visit with our other technical college districts. devised the program in response to a felt we needed to take action beyond lagging number of HVAC program recruitment to develop the kind of talent graduates entering the trade, an aging we seek,” Healy said. “Students who Continued on page 4... 2 3 Spotlight Corporation: Continued from page 3... At Milwaukee Area Technical College Polacheck Management POLACHECK MANAGEMENT, in the Greater • POLACHECK really liked the idea that the We thank these Milwaukee Area, recently made their very equipment they were donating was going recent donors: first donation to the Corporate Donation to state in Wisconsin and help out the Program. We would like to welcome them Technical Colleges. They also liked the 1-800-GOT-JUNK to our ever-growing list of businesses that tax benefit they received from donating. American Bolt support the Corporate Donation Program. American Family Insurance Matt Gorski, Building Engineer for With this being their first interaction POLACHECK MANAGEMENT, contacted American Heating and with the Corporate Donation Program, we Dewey Frauenfelder with the Corporate Air Conditioning Inc. wanted to get to know a little more about Donation Program and they discussed BIG/Kaiser Precision Tool POLACHECK MANAGEMENT. When we did, POLACHECK MANAGEMENT making a Briggs & Stratton we thought we would share it with you, donation. Matt like the idea of donating to Corporate Express — Dr. Darnell E. Cole President our readers. the program so he put everything together DaimlerChrysler Milwaukee Area • POLACHECK MANAGEMENT is the and the donation happened. We would like Dr. Alfred Habel Technical College to thank POLACHECK MANAGEMENT for property management arm of the Empire Level POLACHECK COMPANY, which was becoming a partner with Corporate Donation Program. Evco founded over 50 years ago. GE Medical Systems • POLACHECK MANAGEMENT’s mission is . GE Osmonics to maximize the value of their client’s Harnischfeger Corporation real estate investments. (Left to right) James Walsh, MATC interim provost, Tom Healy, branch manager of Johnson Controls, Inc., Herbert Kohl Charities Milwaukee, and Dr. Darnell E. Cole, MATC president, discuss the new Johnson Controls/MATC partnership at the • POLACHECK discovered the Corporate In-Sink-Erator formal signing ceremony for the CareerConnect Program. Donation Program by word of mouth. Johnson Financial Group They had hired some movers to move graduate from MATC or other colleges Technology, Minneapolis, Minn. Colleges some furniture out of one of their M R Bearing with the CAREERCONNECT program were evaluated based on school and buildings. Midland Plastics will be among the best candidates the program demographics, including diversity Monarch Corporation industry has to offer. The program statistics, curriculum and ability to modify Repete Corporation exemplifies the company’s dedication to it, geographic areas served, enrollments, Sara Investment Real Estate the communities in which it serves.” placement statistics, strategies and Schroeder Installation Systems The other three colleges selected to relationships with JOHNSON CONTROLS. Sony Pictures Digital Networks participate in this program include For more information, call James State Machine Tool Greenville Technical College, Greenville, Eden, MATC associate dean of technology Thermo Electron S.C.; Bishop State Community College, and applied sciences, at (262) 238-2364. Mobile, Ala.; and Dunwoody College of UW Credit Union Waukesha Industrial Supply, Inc. About Milwaukee Area Technical College Wells Fargo Bank Wisconsin Control Corporation The largest technical college in the state and the largest community-based technical Wisconsin State Patrol college in the Midwest, Milwaukee Area Technical College is a key driver of the Woods Properties economy in southeastern Wisconsin. MATC offers 186 degree, diploma, and certificate Zero Zone programs, plus 39 apprentice programs. The college also maintains more than 200 articulation agreements allowing students to transfer credits to participating four-year colleges and universities. About 60,000 students per year attend MATC’s Milwaukee, Mequon, Oak Creek, To donate call and West Allis campuses, numerous evening centers, and distance learning programs. 1-800-322-1354 Nicolet Area Technical College was the recipient Within six months of graduating, almost nine out of ten MATC students either find jobs of Polacheck’s furniture donation. or continue their education. Overwhelmingly, MATC graduates build careers and businesses right here at home, with 88 percent of alumni employed within the MATC district and 98 percent remaining here in Wisconsin. 4 5 At Gateway Technical College Abbott Support Helps Train Tomorrow’s Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Workers About Abbott For more than a century, ABBOTT has been working to advance health care for people around the world. Founded in 1888, ABBOTT, based in north suburban Chicago, has since evolved into a diversified healthcare company that discovers, develops, manufactures, and markets innovative products and — Dr. Samuel E. Borden services that span the continuum of “ With the enormous President care—from prevention and diagnosis, need for workforce Gateway to treatment and cure. preparation and Technical College training, BioCATT serves as an ideal strategy on which to build our business.” —Diane Beno, Director of ABBOTT sets the precedent for Quality Assurance Operations for Abbott Biologics Specialty corporate philanthropy in communities Products Division. around the world. Through ABBOTT’s corporate funding and the ABBOTT Fund, the company contributes millions of dollars annually to health and human Continued on page 11... Students performing lab experiments as part of the Bioscience program. Located across the border in the state of Biologics Quality, for ABBOTT ’s Global advisory board, assisting in optimally About Gateway Illinois, ABBOTT, one of the world’s leading Pharmaceutical Operations. designing and constructing classrooms, broad-based health care companies, is Gateway’s BioCATT launched the first financial contributions and ongoing Technical College Kenosha, Wisconsin’s number one employer. bioscience training program in the region in participation in special events (i.e. recogni- Gateway Technical College provides As a company focused on science and fall 2003 with an emphasis on manufac- tion, awards, donations, etc.). In addition, quality post-secondary technical and innovation, ABBOTT began partnering turing. Both the Biomanufacturing program along with IBM and Gateway, ABBOTT occupational education opportunities to with Gateway Technical College to help and the Bioscience Technician program are was a sponsor in obtaining a $497,000 U.S. residents in Kenosha, Racine, and bring skilled, technical jobs to the local two-year associate degree programs. “Key Department of Labor grant, “Advancing the Walworth counties. Gateway is an communities that surround the company’s ABBOTT managers and executives have Biopharmaceutical Industry.” The grant funds instructional leader for today’s students headquarters and where their employees live. helped make the BioCATT vision a reality by the development of a web-based curriculum and tomorrow’s workforce. Gateway ABBOTT helped launch BioCATT— providing guidance on facility and curriculum for front-line pharmaceutical workers. offers over 65 career options, flexible a Gateway Advanced Technology Center design,” said Beno. Serving as the curriculum Curriculum content and technical experts in scheduling, and convenient locations. for Bioscience and the Integration of development advisor on the board of the biotechnology industry, led by Abbott, along with BioCATT consultants and IBM Gateway enrolls a diverse student Computer and Telecommunications BioCATT, Inc, a 501(C)(3) corporation that body of more than 27,000 adult learners Technology—with both expertise and assists Gateway in developing and providing technology experts, will develop the training. each year. More than 27 percent of those financial support. “With the enormous need advanced technology services to the “Biotechnology is important to Abbott’s enrolled at Gateway are students of color. for workforce preparation and training, biopharmaceutical industry, Beno said her future and the pharmaceutical industry,” said Women account for 55 percent of the BioCATT serves as an ideal strategy for focus is “to ensure the program addresses Beno. “ABBOTT is supporting BioCATT’s student body. Gateway continues to helping attract talented applicants for jobs current industry needs.” workforce development programs to advance respond to the needs of area employers requiring technical and trade skills, while ABBOTT maintains an ongoing partner- science and technology for the benefit of and the desires of lifelong learners. building the technical skill set available in ship with BioCATT by participating on its patients and the community.” 6 the community,” said Diane Beno, director of 7 At Waukesha County Technical College Unique Partnership With Clinic Benefits Students, Staff, and Community “Through their experience at the clinic, About Oconomowoc our students are exposed to a community- based nursing model with a wellness focus. Memorial Hospital It allows them to see the full continuum OCONOMOWOC MEMORIAL HOSPITAL of health care,” said WCTC Nursing (OMH) is a 74 bed, general acute-care Instructor Bobbi Jurishica. “Our students hospital that has served the are also able to see the expanded role of a Oconomowoc area since 1954. Services nurse, and that’s a real eye opener for include a Regional Cancer Center, them.” Emergency Services, Women’s Health In addition to working in the clinic Services and Heart Care. OMH is — Ms. Carol Brown where they help administer medications, committed to improving the health status “ The Community President assist with assessments, educate patients of the communities it serves by Nursing Clinic is an Waukesha County Technical College regarding health issues and gain awareness providing community education with an extraordinary example of community resources, the students also increased emphasis on preventive of a win-win help take part in about 300 community- services. OMH is committed to creating partnership.” outreach events in conjunction with the a cooperative, collaborative health care — Bobbi Jurishica, clinic and Oconomowoc’s Corporate community that offers patients, WCTC Nursing Instructor Health and Wellness programming. These businesses, and others choices in community events include administering obtaining health care services through over 20,000 flu shots annually in addition maintaining a strong hospital, clinic, and to performing wellness screenings and an independent physician group. immunizations. “The student receives real life C OMMUNITY experience in the community. They can put their theory to practice immediately,” URSING C LINIC NURSING CLINIC Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital explained Vicki Dallmann-Papke, the COMMUNITY NURSING CLINIC Director. Due to the uniqueness of the hospital- college collaborative model, the COMMUNITY NURSING CLINIC partnership About Waukesha Nurse Practitioner Mary Beth Checkai checks out a patient at the Community Nursing Clinic. has also served as a catalyst for securing grant money. For example, the clinic was County Technical able to attract dollars from the Susan College Komen Foundation to help educate The OCONOMOWOC MEMORIAL HOSPITAL The clinic is staffed by five board Hispanic women in Waukesha County Waukesha County Technical College, COMMUNITY NURSING CLINIC, located on certified nurse practitioners who hold about breast cancer and offer screening located in Pewaukee, serves about the campus of Waukesha County Technical master’s degrees in both family and through the Wisconsin Well Woman 33,000 students annually. Through College, is a unique collaborative effort adult health, and are able to prescribe program. WCTC’s eight Centers of Excellence, between the hospital and college that medications. Nurse practitioners are able students can choose from over 100 areas generates benefits for students, staff and to provide care to all ages. Services at the “The COMMUNITY NURSING CLINIC of study that offer focused educational the community. clinic include urgent care illness is an extraordinary example of a win-win tracks that launch careers and open appointments, immunizations, physicals, partnership,” said Jurishica. “The opportunities. Through education, Most of the health services offered at community wins because the clinic the clinic are low cost or free to WCTC women’s health services, occupational partnerships and technology, WCTC medicine, travel health and more. services the uninsured and underserved. prepares learners for tomorrow students and staff, and they are offered at a The WCTC community benefits because reduced cost to the community. As a result, About four Nursing-Associate degree and links the community to the students and staff can access services at no world economy. the clinic manages nearly 500 patients per students use the COMMUNITY NURSING or low cost without ever leaving campus, month, about 60 percent of the patients are CLINIC as their clinical experience each and the nursing and allied health students community members and 40 percent are semester, and medical assistant students benefit through a community-based students or staff. and nurse practitioner students from area clinical experience.” 8 universities also rotate through the site. 9 Partnering with Donation Matters Continued from page 3... About Abbott While you are Are you tired of throwing excess inventory and equipment away? Do you service organizations, and sponsors and marketing of pharmaceuticals, WISCONSIN spring cleaning, cringe when you think of the waste of it all? We have a solution for you! programs that enhance science education, nutritionals, and medical products, TECHNICAL we can use promote access to health care for people in including devices and diagnostics. Nearly COLLEGE The Wisconsin Technical College System Foundation, founded need. 14,500 ABBOTT employees and retirees SYSTEM some help... in 1977, is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization committed to assisting the reside in the area surrounding ABBOTT ’s The following are ABBOTT is a global, broad-based Technical College and offering opportunities to students. The Corporate operations in Lake County, Ill. WTCS System examples of materials health care company devoted to the Donation Program can help support your corporate mission and even discovery, development, manufacture Daniel Clancy, President donated to the Corporate enhance your bottom line. Blackhawk Donation Program on Dr. Eric A. Larson, President behalf of the Wisconsin Technical Colleges. The How does your Why donate to the Chippewa Valley materials include current company benefit? Corporate Donation Program? Foundation Board Members Dr. William Ihlenfeldt, President products, discontinued or Corporate Tax Deduction. Credibility. Eugene Lehrmann, President Edward Chin, President-Elect System Foundation, Inc. Fox Valley slow moving inventory, Section 170(e)(3) of the Internal Over 25 years of program experience Immediate Past President (National), Past President & State Director of Dr. David L. Buettner, President American Association of Retired Persons Wisconsin Technical College System Linda Stewart, Board Member inventory overruns, and no Revenue Code allows qualifying ensures delivery of your donations to Chairperson, Wisconsin Board on Aging and Past Board Member, Competitive Wisconsin Director of Workforce Development Center, Gateway Long Term Care Past Board Member, Forward Wisconsin U.W. Milwaukee longer needed production companies a tax deduction. intended recipients. Past State Director, Wisconsin Technical College System Past Research Specialist, Past Cabinet Secretary, State of Wisconsin Dr. Samuel E. Borden, President equipment, tooling and Additional Warehouse Space. Flexibility. Past Member, National Hospice Organization Board University of Wisconsin - Madison Department of Workforce Development Lakeshore Past Deputy State Director of Wisconsin Technical materials. The elimination of slow-moving Your product can be shipped to the James Elliott, Secretary Robert Aagaard, Treasurer College System Board Dr. Michael Lanser, President Past President, Wisconsin Technical Attorney at Law Past Assistant Vice President of Corporate Banking, • New Product and inventory or excess equipment Technical College(s) that meets both College System Board Member of Wisconsin Bar First Bank Madison Area Inventory increases warehouse capacity and your company’s preferences and local Member of Greater Milwaukee Committee Member of University of Wisconsin Athletic Boosters Dr. Bettsey Barhost, President. decreases administrative expenses. needs. Past President, Milwaukee Building Trades Council Robert Sorensen, Board Member • Machinery, Equipment Past Member of Competitive Wisconsin Past State Director of Wisconsin Technical Mid-State C. Phillip Johnson, College System Dr. John Clark, President and Tooling Positive Public Relations. Efficiency. Board Member Past President of Moraine Technical College • Printing Equipment The Corporate Donation Program staff From scheduling pick-ups to processing Past Member of Wisconsin Bar Past Member of Forward Wisconsin Milwaukee Area Past President of Wisconsin Technical Past Member of Competitive Wisconsin is ready to help your organization documentation, our professional and Dr. Darnell E. Cole, President and Supplies College System Board maximize on public-relations courteous staff makes each donation Past Board Member, U.W. Board of Regents Moraine Park • Maintenance Equipment Past President, Wisconsin Technical College Dr. L. Gayle Hytrek, President opportunities to highlight your easy and time efficient. and Supplies donation. Valuable Resources. Nicolet Area • Material Handling Dr. Adrian Lorbetske, President Equipment Philanthropic Involvement. Donations continue to educate skilled STAFF Your partnership with the Corporate workers to keep Wisconsin industries Diane Sutton Northcentral • Office Supplies and Donation Program provides a fitting competitive and its economy healthy. Dewey Frauenfelder Dr. Robert C. Ernst, President Furniture channel for investing in the Bill Wilson Northeast Wisconsin ART DIRECTOR • Raw Materials people and communities that Dorothy Harms Dr. H. Jeffrey Rafn, President • Heavy Equipment and contribute to your success. Wisconsin Technical College Southwest Wisconsin Vehicles System Foundation, Inc. Dr. Karen R. Knox, President One Foundation Circle • Building, Land, and Waunakee, WI 53597 Waukesha County Cash Gifts www.donatetoeducation.com Ms. Carol Brown, President To find out more about email: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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