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The Student Support Services Team provides a wide range of opportunities for academic and personal support, social and cultural awareness, and is dedicated to assisting students in achieving success through targeted support services outside of the NWTC classroom.

Student Support Services Office is located in SC133, (right next to the Buzz). 

Services include:

  • Minority Support Services
  • Minority Mentoring Program
  • Single Parent Program
  • Connecting Families
  • Foster Youth Programming
  • WIA (Workforce Investment Act) Services
  • Scrubs Closet
  • Non-Traditional Occupations Program
  • Financial Coaching Services
  • Student Emergency Fund

Minority Support Services

Student Support Specialists are available to assist all students from a variety of cultural, ethnic, and social backgrounds. There is additional focused support for students of the following cultural, ethnic, and social ties:

  • African American
    • Contact Michael Brown at 920-498-6938
  • American Indian
    • Contact Bob VanSchyndel at 920-498-6975
  • Asian American/Southeast Asian
    • Contact Wa Yia Thao at 920-498-6895
  • Hispanic/Latino
    • Contact Gema Garcia at 920-498-6894 or Maria Derouin at 920-498-5588

Minority Mentoring Program

The Minority Mentoring Program connects first semester students with a current NWTC student to share resources and experiences that will increase academic success and campus involvement. Active participation in one-on-one interactions between mentors and mentees, and engagement in college and community events, are meant to give first year students a foundation for successfully completing their academic goals at NWTC.

For more information please contact Wa Yia Thao at 920-498-6895 or 1-800-422-NWTC ext 6895.

Single Parent Program

  • A single parent is an individual who is unmarried or legally separated from a spouse, is pregnant or has a minor child or children for which the parent has either custody or joint custody.
  • Child care assistance may be available for students who meet the following qualifications:
    • Are enrolled in at least six in-person credits of a career and technical education course
    • Have a licensed or certified day care provider
    • Are not receiving day care assistance from another source

For more infomration, contact Gema Garcia at (920) 498-6894 or 1-800-422 NWTC, Ext. 6894 or email

Connecting Families

Connecting Families is an opportunity for parenting students & their families to spend the evening together for dinner, fun, and education. After dinner, an educational presentation is conducted while the kids participate in age-appropriate activities provided by the Early Childhood Education faculty and students. Admission and all activities are free and open to NWTC students and staff and Oneida Nation Families.

Contact Student Services at 920-498-6258 or e-mail

Foster Youth Programming

Student Support Specialist available to assist former foster youth transition into college.

Services include: referral to on-campus resources, mentoring, counseling, information on scholarships and grants, as well as referral to community resources.

For more information please contact: Martha Bayer at 920-498-6941 or 1-800-422-NWTC ext. 6941.

Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Services

WIA is a re-employment and training program designed to assist dislocated workers, other adults and youth to enter into high-demand occupations and gain livable wages within their geographical areas.

For more details, see the NWTC WIA Services website.

Wisconsin Job Center WIA Brochure

Scrubs Closet

CNA's, LPN's, ADN's donate used or new scrubs to help their classmates in need. Stop by SC140 if you are in needs of scrubs or if you would like to make a donation to the scrub closet.

Call 920-498-6258 or stop in Student Support Services for more information!

Non-Traditional Occupation Services

A Non-Traditional Occupation (NTO) has 25% or less of a specific gender employed in the State of Wisconsin.

To learn more about the services available to NTO students, or students considering NTO, check out the NTO service page!

Financial Coaching Services

NWTC's financial coach can assist you in making informed decisions and taking control of your finances. Services are CONFIDENTIAL and FREE to students. To set up an appointment, contact Faith Laastch 920-498-5503, 800-422-NWTC, ext. 5503.

Financial Coaching Services include:

  • Financial aid budgeting
  • Credit report assistance
  • Debt management
  • Monthly budgeting
  • Referrals to other financial resources
  • Free workshops offered throughout the semester

Check out upcoming workshops HERE!

Student Emergency Fund

The goal of NWTC's Student Emergency Fund is to help students at risk of dropping out of college due to unforeseen, unplanned financial emergencies. Students may be eligible to receive short-term financial assistance and have access to financial literary resources, along with student support services within NWTC and the community.

Check out the Student Emergency Fund webpage for more information.

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