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WCTC’s Learning in Retirement announces workshops, classes and special events

Fall kick-off slated for July 26

PEWAUKEE, Wis. (Thursday, June 29, 2017) – Someone once said, “The excitement of learning separates youth from old age. As long as you’re learning, you’re not old.” In that spirit, Learning in Retirement (LIR) – sponsored by Waukesha County Technical College – provides intellectual, cultural and social opportunities to foster lifelong learning for retired and soon-to-be retired adults.

The LIR 2017 Fall Course Catalog is now available and features numerous events, special interest groups and courses on a variety of topics including art, cooking, finance, history, writing, computers and much more! New programs include Hubble Space Telescope: a Brief History, Introduction to the Harmonica and Living Your Best Life.

The cost of membership from Sept. 1, 2017 through Aug. 31, 2018 is $50 (non-refundable). Registration is by mail-in only, and priority registration ends Aug. 3 for best course selection, but registrations are accepted at all times. Classes begin Sept. 11.

A free, fall LIR kick-off meeting is planned for Wednesday, July 26, 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 designed to familiarize members and non-members with the LIR organization and the year’s upcoming events. The LIR Singers will also be giving a special performance at the meeting.

LIR 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. Courses meet during the day, and members receive course offering booklets during the year outlining fall and spring programming.

LIR offers:

  • Short-term, non-credit courses from one to six weeks in length. Most courses are $10, unless otherwise noted.
  • Daylong and overnight chartered trips to museums, art exhibits, theater performances and other special events scheduled throughout the year.
  • Specialty speaker presentations.
  • Participation in special interest groups.
  • Opportunities to make new friends and explore new interests.
  • Access to WCTC facilities including the College’s library, computer lab, Style & Class Salon, automotive shop and dental hygiene clinic.

For more information about LIR, visit, call 262.695.3473, email:, or stop in to the LIR office, located at WCTC’s downtown Waukesha campus, 327 E. Broadway. The office is located in Room 101-G, and office hours are Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; the office is closed on Fridays.

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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 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