Founding Stories – Chippewa Valley Technical College - EST. 1912

Educating and training workers to help the Chippewa Valley thrive

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The incredible changes that were occurring in agriculture, communication, transportation, and manufacturing in the early 1910s necessitated a change in education.

In 1911, legislation gave birth to city-based trade schools, the forerunners of today’s Wisconsin Technical College System and Chippewa Valley Technical College. Since 1912, CVTC has seen periods of boom and bust, but no matter what the circumstances or challenges, CVTC has been a constant.

As we look forward, we expect advancements in technology, medicine, transportation, and energy will take us far beyond our imagination. But regardless of how the future unfolds, the College will continue to help our local businesses and industries prosper, and to help train and educate tomorrow’s workers to help our community thrive.

Founding Stories

Eau Claire 150th is presented by:

Market & Johnson
EST. 1948
2350 Galloway St.
Eau Claire, WI

Founding Stories

Founding Stories

Celebrating the respected and long-running local businesses that grew with this community through our 150 years