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Blackhawk Technical College to take part at the Rock County 4H Fair

JANESVILLE, WI – Blackhawk Technical College is coming to the Rock County 4-H Fair on Friday, July 26, with a variety of activities at the Food Fair Area Tent guaranteed to entertain and inform fairgoers about the impact of BTC on the community.

BTC activities, which will run from noon to 6 p.m., include five raffles for $50 certificates toward any Community Education offering in the 2013-14 school year and five more raffles in which winners applying to BTC will receive a waiver on the school’s $30 application fee. One winner in each of the drawings will be announced on the hour be from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Blaze, Blackhawk’s perky, energetic and engaging mascot, will be roaming the Fairgrounds, posing for pictures and offering kids of all ages temporary tattoos. BTC alumni can reap the reward of a $5 food voucher, good at any food fair vendor. Children intrigued by careers in law enforcement and fire safety, among other fields, will be able to don part of the occupation’s uniform and have their pictures taken that eventually will be posted on the BTC Facebook page.

Representatives from the BTC Admissions and Continuing Education programs will be onsite to explain the school’s degree and certification programs as well as the number of different non-credit courses offered to the community. In addition, a Community Education instructor is scheduled to demonstrate the art of wood pen making. 

Fairgoers also will be able to test their knowledge at the BTC Trivia Wheel. Answer the question and win a prize.

The Rock County 4-H Fair, which runs from July 23-27, is located at the Fairgrounds bordered by Craig and N. Randall avenues in Janesville. Admission is $8 for those 13 and older, $5 for those 7-12.


Blackhawk Technical College is part of the Wisconsin Technical College System. BTC has five campus locations in Monroe, 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.