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Learning in Retirement of Waukesha County, hosted by WCTC, to offer new classes and workshops

Fall kickoff slated for July 25

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PEWAUKEE, Wis. (Wednesday, July 3, 2019) – Learning in Retirement of Waukesha County (LIRWC) -- hosted by Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC) -- provides intellectual, cultural and social opportunities to foster lifelong learning for seniors of all ages. LIRWC activities are held during weekday, daytime hours. LIRWC is an affiliate of the Road Scholar Lifelong Learning Institute, which promotes campus-based programs for ongoing learning.

The LIRWC 2019 Fall Course Catalog, which will be available in mid-July, features numerous events, special interest groups and courses on a variety of topics including art, finance, history, writing, computers and much more. There are 68 classes offered this fall.

The cost of membership is $85 (non-refundable) for one year -- Sept. 1, 2019, through August 31, 2020 – and course fees will be $20 and $10. Registration for courses, special interest groups and trips is by mail or in-person at the LIRWC office, located at the WCTC Waukesha campus. New this year is optional online registration and payment. Early registration is encouraged as classes fill quickly!

A free, fall LIRWC kick-off meeting is planned for Thursday, July 25 from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Richard T. Anderson Education Center at WCTC’s Pewaukee campus. (Doors open at 9 a.m.) The event is open to the public and designed to familiarize members and non-members with the LIRWC organization, meet board and committee members, learn about new programs and events, and enjoy a performance by the LIRWC Senior Singers. Raffle tickets will be available for purchase for a chance to win one of two LIRWC memberships; the drawing will be held at 11 a.m. Additionally, opportunities will be available to register for fall classes.

LIRWC courses are held at the WCTC Waukesha campus, WCTC Pewaukee campus or other nearby facilities, all of which provide a relaxed, yet professional, learning atmosphere.

LIRWC offers:

  • Short-term, non-credit courses from one to six weeks in length. Most courses are $20, unless otherwise noted.

  • Daylong and overnight chartered trips to museums, art exhibits, theater performances and other special events throughout the year.

  • Specialty speaker presentations.

  • Participation in special interest groups (also known as SIGs).

  • Opportunities to make new friends and explore new interests.

  • Access to WCTC facilities including the College’s library, computer labs, Style & Class Salon and dental hygiene clinic.

For more information about LIRWC, visit, call 262.695.3473 or stop in to the LIRWC office, located at WCTC’s Waukesha campus -- 327 E. Broadway, Waukesha, Wis. Office hours are Monday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; the office is closed on Fridays.

About Waukesha County Technical College

Waukesha County Technical College, the leader in workforce development, prepares learners for success within the region and global economy. The College offers more than 170 areas of study, including associate degree, technical diploma, apprenticeship and short-term certificate programs. Customized training for employers is also available. To learn more, visit