Blackhawk Tech plans layoffs

Pink slips will be going out soon at Blackhawk Technical College.  Human Relations Vice President Brian Gohlke says 11 positions are being cut in a budget balancing move.  Eight of the positions will be among the faculty union.  Gohlke says administration plans on cutting other parts of the budget as well.  BTC President Tom Eckert in December suggested to The Gazette, the college would be doing some "belt tightening".  Eckert pointed to the freezing of tech college levies imposed in 2011, and 30 % in cuts to state aid, as a source of budget problems.