Northwest Technical College Welcomed Big Ideas Road Show in Support of The Trades

On Aug. 4, Northwest Technical College welcomed the Big Ideas Road Show for a day full of hands-on activities that promoted hands-on careers in the trades. The lab, situated in the trailer of a semi-truck, featured 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.


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