Blackhawk Technical College Selects Starfish by Hobsons as Student Success Platform  

Blackhawk Technical College Partners with Starfish by Hobsons to support Guided Pathways

ARLINGTON, Va. -  April 9, 2019 - Hobsons, the education technology leader and company behind Starfish, today announced that Blackhawk Technical College has chosen to partner with Hobson’s Starfish Enterprise Success Platform in order to provide flexible learning and impactful advising for all students.

Blackhawk Technical College, located in Janesville, Wis., serves over 11,000 students, many of whom are non-traditional students, including part-time students and adult learners. Blackhawk Tech’s mission is to help students build their future with flexible education in a supportive environment.

“As part of our strategic initiative Guided Pathways, BTC is committed to helping students through impactful advising, progress monitoring, and meaningful interventions,” said Dr. Melissa Lantta, BTC Student Pathways Coordinator. “Starfish will give college faculty and staff the opportunity to celebrate student success as well as make referrals to the appropriate office or individual to assist each student.”

BTC is excited to continue its mission to provide flexible learning in a supportive environment. Lantta continued, “This platform will help improve our ability as a staff to work together as a team to support and celebrate student learning and success.”

“It is Starfish’s mission to support all students in obtaining their education and life goals through focused and accessible student success resources,” said Howard Bell, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Starfish. “We are proud to partner with BTC in their mission to implement Guided Pathways and to provide all students with the advising and support necessary to achieve with goals.”

The Starfish Enterprise Success Platform helps nearly 500 colleges and universities - more than all other organizations in the industry - scale their student success efforts so more students can achieve their academic and life goals. By helping higher education institutions leverage reliable data to pinpoint areas of concern and opportunity within courses and student populations, as well as institutional programs and services, Starfish connects these findings to action by identifying at-risk students, connecting students with valuable resources, and building career and academic plans to achieve student goals with the least momentum lost.

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About Blackhawk Technical College

Blackhawk Technical College provides real-world experiences and hands-on training in a flexible, supportive environment. Our vision is to deliver innovative education that enriches our communities. By working with area school districts, community partnerships and local employers, we are responsive to needs of the region. BTC has campus locations in Monroe, Milton, and Janesville as well as class offerings in Brodhead and Beloit.

About Hobsons

A leader in education technology, Hobsons helps more than 15 million students to identify their strengths, explore careers, match to best-fit educational opportunities, create academic plans, and reach their education and life goals. More than 13,000 K-12 and higher education institutions partner with Hobsons and leverage our expertise and our solutions -- Naviance, Intersect, and Starfish -- to improve college and career readiness, college recruiting and admissions, and higher education student success to support millions of students.

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