Blackhawk Technical College: Hufcor Foundation donates $5,000 to Blackhawk Technical College Foundation

Contact: Gary Kohn (608) 757-7769 or cell (608) 436-9578; [email protected]

JANESVILLE, WI – Hufcor Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Janesville manufacturer Hufcor, Inc., donated $5,000 to the Blackhawk Technical College Foundation last week for immediate use in assisting Blackhawk Technical College students with emergency needs such as educational testing, transportation expenses, housing expenses and utilities.

The generous gift demonstrates Hufcor Foundation’s commitment to BTC and both organizations aim to not let personal economic emergencies keep a student from continuing his or her education. Together, BTC and Hufcor strive to assist students through difficult times in order for them to successfully enter the work force.

Blackhawk students must have a grade point average of 2.5, a completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and carrying at least three credits to qualify for a Hufcor Emergency Assistance Award. Students also are required to meet with a Blackhawk retention specialist.

Students must show documentation of an immediate financial need and are eligible to receive a one-time payment of up to $250, $500 annually or $1,000 over the course of their college careers. First-year students receive an award of $100.

Hufcor Foundation is connected with Hufcor, Inc., the world leader in the manufacture and distribution of operable partitions, moveable glass wall partitions, vertical lift partitions and hydraulic bi-fold doors. Hufcor, Inc.’s corporate headquarters is located at 2101 Kennedy Rd., Janesville.

ABOUT BLACKHAWK TECHNICAL COLLEGE

Blackhawk Technical College is part of the Wisconsin Technical College System. BTC has five campus locations in Monroe, Milton, Beloit and Janesville, WI offering more than 50 programs including two-year associate degrees, one- and two-year technical diplomas and short-term technical diplomas. In addition, BTC is a major provider of customized training and technical assistance for the Rock and Green County business community. More than half of all adults living in Wisconsin have accessed the technical colleges for education and training during the last decade.