Northwest Technical College senior Na Zhao has overcome a number of challenges while pursuing her nursing degree. With the the help of NTC faculty and staff, she is achieving her career dreams while raising two young children and working two part-time jobs.
In the 2019-2020 academic school year, Northwest Technical College awarded nearly $34,000 in Workforce Development Scholarships to 15 high-achieving first-year NTC students enrolled in academic programs supporting in-demand career fields.
Driven by a desire to grow the program that played a crucial role in his professional career, 2012 Northwest Technical College graduate Julian Dreher has joined his alma mater as an instructor for plumbing and HVAC courses. Dreher joins the faculty following the retirement of Jeff Brower, a long-time instructor at NTC that Dreher considered a mentor.
Northwest Technical College held its second annual Student Achievement Celebration May 7, recognizing outstanding students in a virtual event on Zoom.
On May 7, more than 140 students, family members, faculty and staff joined to congratulate Northwest Technical College’s Class of 2020 and acknowledge its commitment to the campus community in a virtual event broadcast on Zoom.
When her organization received a federal grant to improve health services in Ely, Minnesota, Kate Willis enrolled in Northwest Technical College’s online community health worker program.
NTC dental assisting student Emily Borah never imagined herself going to college. However, after giving birth to her daughter, Sutton, she figured it would be the perfect time to pursue her dream of working in the dental industry. Nearly two years later, Borah is set to gradate with an associate of applied science degree this May.
Richie Rossbach takes pride in knowing he will be one of the first students to complete NTC’s Commercial Refrigeration program. NTC’s newest academic program, Commercial Refrigeration was added in direct response to industry feedback on a shortage of skilled employees in a field ranked as a five-star, in-demand career by the State of Minnesota.
The nursing programs at Northwest Technical College have received full accreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. The commission granted accreditation to NTC’s practical nursing diploma and its associate of science degree nursing programs.
Marsha Sorenson, a Northwest Technical College student finishing her certificate in medical coding, proudly received the Mississippi Headwaters Bloodbank Scholarship during NTC’s 2019 Scholarship Breakfast earlier this semester.