WTCS Student Success Center

The WTCS Student Success Center, established in 2017 as a member of the national Student Success Center Network, is a statewide association focused on implementing and supporting student success efforts within all 16 technical colleges of the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS). The goals of the WTCS Student Success Center are to improve completion rates and student outcomes, support the development of student-centered pathways at our colleges, and continue expanding our community to better share information and best practices for serving students. The WTCS Student Success Center is led by both the Associate Vice Presidents for Instructional Services (Chrystal Seeley-Schreck) and Student Success (Christina Lorge). For questions, technical assistance and more information, please email

Guiding Our Way Forward: Virtual Convening

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Northcentral Technical College students chatting with coffee

February 27, 2023 (1pm-4pm)

Join us for this virtual convening to:

  • Share successes and sticking points on Guided Career Pathways cohort work 
  • Gain a better understanding of leading transformation  
  • Hear from Student Success Center liaisons regarding supports needed related to this work 
  • Access the 2023 Scale of Adoption Assessment for Guided Career Pathways and learn about next steps


1:00pm: Welcome and introduction to Drs. Melinda Karp and Maria Cormier from Phase Two Advisory 

1:15pm: Guided Pathways and adaptation 

1:45pm: Connecting Guided Pathways to other initiatives 

2:15pm: Leading transformation from the middle 

2:45pm: Breakout for SSC College Liaisons with Phase Two Advisory 

All are welcome to attend and contribute for the sessions from 1pm-2:45pm. These open sessions will also be recorded for later viewing. At 2:45pm, we are holding a breakout session just for Student Success Center Liaisons. For questions regarding this convening, please email

Download the Guiding Our Way Forward Convening Flyer.

Watch recordings from the December 2022 Convening

If you missed the ‘Increasing Enrollment and Completion through Guided Career Pathways‘ convening, please view this Convening Resource Document to access links and information that was shared in the chat, and links to the collaborative padlets, presentations and session recordings. This convening provided an overview of Guided Career Pathways and our WTCS Student Success Center, as well as experiences from Wisconsin Technical Colleges in scaling practices and insights from Dr. Rob Johnstone on the value proposition and return on investment of Guided Career Pathways for colleges and students.

Guided Career Pathways

The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) has launched the Guided Pathways Research Center that offers over 300 different tools, materials, and other resources for colleges to use in support of Pathways-related work.

The Community College Research Center provides an analysis of Guided Pathways reforms, including:

WTCS Student Success Center Resources


The WTCS Student Success Center is funded with generous support from Ascendium Education Group and technical assistance is provided by Jobs for the Future