Creating Sparks

Metal Fabrication Instructor Hannah Wolf

You belong here.

With the help and support of trades-focused instructors like Hannah Wolf (metal fabrication, and featured above) and Sandy Thistle (construction and remodeling), female students are finding a sense of belonging in the college's trade programs. More than that, they are finding job opportunities and career paths.

For students like Nadine Ridley, earning her technical diploma in welding at Madison College offered a pathway to a steady, well-paying job and the promise of a good life for her and her two children.

The Wisconsin State Journal recently shared Nadine's story and took a closer look at how Madison College is supporting our female students in the trades, and how the college is meeting the labor and workforce needs for qualified workers. Read the full story here.

Learn more about our metal fabrication program here, and our construction and remodeling program here