April 2 open house features automotive, construction programs

Northwest Technical College will be showcasing its industry-leading automotive and construction trade programs during a public open house, Wednesday, April 2.

NTC, the NTC Foundation and the Bemidji Chamber’s Grow Minnesota are hosting the open house to present the college’s trade programs and their students and faculty to the Bemidji community. Area employers will also be sharing their experiences working with the college and talking about how the college has helped develop the workforce they need to be successful in business.

The open house will be held from 4:30–7:30 p.m. on April 2, starting in the NTC Commons Area. Throughout the evening, labs in the automotive and construction trades areas will be open for conversations with NTC students and faculty and related employers. There is no charge for any portion of the open house, and refreshments will be provided throughout the evening.

Prospective students also will be able to apply for one of 10 new scholarships available at NTC as part of its new Trade Up at Northwest Technical College Scholarship program. High school seniors living in Bemidji seeking a career in the automotive or construction industries and who enter NTC as students in the fall of 2014 can apply for a $1,000 scholarship.

Funding for the Trade Up program is provided by the NTC Foundation and by Bemidji area businesses. NTC students, alumni and Bemidji employers will visit local high schools next week to share information about the program with students.

Open House Schedule
4:30–7:30 p.m. – NTC Foundation and NTC admissions representatives and information available in NTC Commons Area. Refreshments provided.
4:30–7:30 p.m. – program labs open with faculty, students and industry representatives available for questions.
5:30 p.m. – Q&A panel discussion featuring local employers. Panel participants include Bemidji Honda/Chrysler; Higgins Plumbing and Heating; Wiebolt Electric; Ottertail Power; Zetah Construction; Dick’s Plumbing and Heating.

Contact
• Lisa Bruns, NTC Foundation, (218) 333–6678