Governor Walker Meets Students Enrolled at Madison College

Program Encourages Students with Intellectual Disabilities to Attend College

Monday, June 16, 2014 – Press Release

Governor Scott Walker visited Madison Area Technical College (MATC) today to meet students enrolled in Campus Connect and faculty members of Madison College.  Campus Connect is one of the Think College programs.  Think College is a national movement which promotes the inclusion of persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the college community.  In Wisconsin a number of the programs are transition-based, so students in both high school and at local college campuses or technical colleges can improve their access to college and job skill training.

“Think College and Campus Connect are making great strides to support students with intellectual disabilities go to college, succeed in their courses, and attain the job skills and career goals they desire,” Governor Walker said.  “These students are just as motivated as their peers and it is remarkable to see them working hard to reach their goals.”  Click here to read the full article