After facing his second layoff in less than 10 years in the production industry, Shawn Graupmann was ready for a career change. With the support of his wife and two young children, Graupmann made the decision to return to school and pursue a degree in electrical construction at Northwest Technical College.
Moving from the country of Brazil, after marrying a local citizen, to study, live and thrive in Northern Minnesota may seem like a tough feat for some. But for Ester Olson, a student at Northwest Technical College, it has been a welcoming and encouraging experience.
Born and raised in Bemidji, Sebastian Parker has found success in a nursing career after graduating from Northwest Technical College with high hopes for continuing his education and career path in the future.
After spending three years working construction with his grandfather in France and Switzerland, Bemidji native Jon Barcenas decided to match his passion for the environment with his skill in construction by pursuing a career in sustainable environment technology at Northwest Technical College.
For some, suffering a serious injury while skiing can be a life-changing event with far-reaching negative consequences. For Northwest Technical College alumna Katie Houg, however, it set her on a path toward a career in health care.
After finishing school to become a nurse, Krysta Masurka questioned whether she had made the right decision. After returning to school and graduating from NTC’s Medical Coding program, she’s now on course toward her dream career.
After 20 years serving in the military as an aircraft mechanic, Don King is preparing for his next career with a degree from Northwest Technical College.
Northwest Technical College has made it possible for Darian Dahl to take courses at her own pace and maintain the school-life balance she wanted for herself and her family. Now in her last semester, Dahl is excited to walk in commencement this May and start her career as a dental assistant.
North Dakota’s dentists need help — and across the state, many report they’re having trouble finding it. But the dental assisting program at Northwest Technical College and its well-trained graduates have proven to be an invaluable resource for that state’s dental professionals.
After 30 years working in auto body and as a custodian, Ole Risland was ready for a change. With the support of his wife and his youngest daughter, Risland made the decision to return to school and pursue a diploma in automotive service and performance at Northwest Technical College.