You Won’t Want to Miss This: NTC Welcomes Big Ideas Road Show in Support of The Trades

Photo credit: Big Ideas USA
Photo credit: Big Ideas USA

On Aug. 4, Northwest Technical College will welcome the Big Ideas Road Show for a day full of hands-on activities that promote hands-on careers in the trades.

Open free to the public, the road show’s Mobile Learning Lab will be parked on campus from 8:30-4 p.m. and

The lab, situated in the trailer of a semi-truck, has built-in activities that promote trades careers including virtual or augmented reality classrooms for welding, industrial painting and heavy equipment operation. Each classroom allows learners to experience and practice the basic physical mechanics of each trade first-hand.

Big Ideas Painting Simulation. Photo credit: Big Ideas USA
Big Ideas Painting Simulation. Photo credit: Big Ideas USA
Photo credit: Big Ideas USA
Photo credit: Big Ideas USA

In addition, the road show’s learning unit also features the TransFR virtual reality career exploration program that houses over 20 trades simulations including automotive maintenance, crane operations and fire suppression.

The event will be held in collaboration with Bemidji Bi-Cap’s YouthBuild program which provides an opportunity for youth aged 16- 24 who have exited the traditional school system to learn academic, leadership and construction skills.

Representatives from the Northwest Tech Office of Admissions will be available throughout the day for questions and registration.

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MN State logoNorthwest Technical College, located in northern Minnesota’s lake district, has prepared students for fulfilling careers in high-demand fields for more than 50 years. The college’s accessible, affordable, hands-on programs also help the region’s employers meet their ever-growing need for a highly skilled workforce. NTC serves more than 1,000 students with an excellent education, an open-enrollment policy and affordable tuition. Students may pursue nearly 40 degree, diploma and certificate programs in six distinct career paths. Classes are offered on campus, online, or as a combination of both. NTC is a member of the Minnesota State system of colleges and universities. For more, visit ntcmn.edu.