VEX Robotics Campers go Head-to-Head in Finale Competition

VEX Robotics camper working on robot

High school-aged students from across the state of Minnesota gathered at Northwest Technical College this week, June 24-28, for the annual VEX Robotics Camp. Campers formed teams for a June 28 finale competition scheduled for 12:30.

Rural Community Health Worker Conference

Darrin Strosahl, NTC vice president for academic affairs, speaks during the conference's opening presentation.

Northwest Technical College faculty and staff will present at the Rural Minnesota Community Health Worker Conference at the Hampton Inn and Suites scheduled for Oct. 21, 2019.

The daylong conference is intended for employers and potential employers of community health workers and will provide community health workers with opportunities to network with colleagues and learn strategies for advocating for their own roles in the health care system, at work and in their communities.

The objective of the conference is to create awareness of the impact of community health workers on health, third-party billing, sustainability efforts and community collaboration opportunities.

An important takeaway from the conference is that the use of community health workers to reduce health disparities across all populations is growing in Minnesota, as well as nationally.

The conference was made possible by support from the Minnesota Department of Health, Sanford Health and the Northern Dental Access Center.

Gallery: High School Students Scrub in to Camp at Northwest Tech and Bemidji State

Northwest Technical College and Bemidji State University welcomed high school students interested in exploring health care careers and education pathways to a four-day Scrubs Camp from June 10–13.