Technology available to WCTC students during campus closures
Wi-Fi access available in WCTC parking lots to students, community
PEWAUKEE, Wis. (Tuesday, April 7, 2020) – Waukesha County Technical College is providing technology on a rental/rent-to-own basis for students who do not have access to devices at their homes but need them for remote learning during campus closures due to COVID-19.
WCTC has secured 300 iPads with keyboards and cases along with 100 laptop computers. Students needing this technology will be required to complete an online technology request form -- https://wctc.libwizard.com/f/covidtechrequest -- to be considered.
Once approved, students can pick up their devices at the WCTC Pewaukee campus, Richard T. Anderson Education Center entrance, on a drive-through basis. Limited WCTC staff will be on hand to distribute the technology. Device pick-ups will be:
- Tuesday, April 7 – Noon to 3 p.m.
- Thursday, April 9 -- Noon to 3 p.m.
- Friday, April 10 – 9 a.m. to noon
Additionally, the College has opened parking lots 2-6, located closest to Building A and Building B, and will be providing expanded Wi-Fi access in those lots. It will be available daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. in the parking lots only; buildings will remain closed. Students and community members are welcome to use this resource.
The College is suggesting other alternative internet access options for students, including:
- Public Service Commission of Wisconsin -- https://psc.wi.gov/Pages/Programs/BroadbandEmergencyInternetResources.aspx
- EveryoneOn -- https://www.everyoneon.org/find-offers
- Limited mobile Wi-Fi hotspots
WCTC has implemented measures to limit the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus and keep the WCTC community healthy and safe. College buildings will remain closed through May 31 and reopen on June 1.
>>For comprehensive, up-to-date information, visit www.wctc.edu/coronavirus.
Waukesha County Technical College, the leader in workforce development, prepares learners for success within the region and global economy. The College offers more than 150 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 www.wctc.edu.