Tuesday, Trace-A-Matic representatives received the
“Futuremakers Partner” award from the Wisconsin
Technical College System Board. Pictured from left
to right are: Waukesha County Technical College Dean
of Applied Technologies Mike Shiels, WCTC President
Kaylen Betzig, Trace-A-Matic President Thorsten
Wienss, WTCS Board President John Schwantes and
System President Morna Foy.
- On Tuesday, the Wisconsin Technical College System Board
awarded its “Futuremakers Partner” award to Trace-AMatic.
The award recognizes the partnerships between
Wisconsin’s technical colleges and their community and
in Brookfield, Trace-A-Matic is a precision machining
company serving the oil and gas, defense, medical, food,
pharmaceutical and aerospace industries, among others.
Trace-AMatic also operates facilities in Houston, Texas.
many years the company has maintained a partnership with
Waukesha County Technical College. Trace-A-Matic was
started in 1968.
a local, state and national level, there has been much
discussion about the shortage of skilled workers,
especially in the manufacturing field,” said Trace-A-Matic
President Thorsten Wienss in a statement. “WCTC has been
a great partner and part of the solution in Waukesha
County by providing an advanced manufacturing curriculum
that is business driven.”
2013, Trace-A-Matic worked with WCTC and the college’s
K-12 school district partners to create the “Dual
Enrollment Academy” for high school students. The
Academy was designed to provide high school seniors with a
head start in highdemand careers, along with an
opportunity to earn college credits
while still in high school. In addition, Trace-A-Matic
also made a significant gift in support of WCTC’s new
Integrated Manufacturing Center, with a ribbon cutting
slated for April.
was the founding employer partner of WCTC’s Dual
Enrollment Academy and is a tremendous advocate for the
college,” said WCTC President Kaylen Betzig in a
statement. “From serving on our advisory committees to
hiring our graduates, Trace continues to make a difference
in both the local economy and sustainable future of the
Wisconsin Technical College System offers more than 300
programs awarding two-year associate degrees, one- and
two-year technical diplomas and short-term technical
diplomas and certificates.