NCK Tech Carpentry Program Aids Hays Public Library

By Ashley Steiner Samantha Gill, Adult Services Manager at the Hays Public Library, was in need of help and reached out to the NCK Tech Carpentry/Cabinetmaking Program. The HPL is undergoing a remodel that includes the Youth Services Department. Several bookcases were leftover and in need of repurposing which led Gill to reach out to

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See a Need, Fill a Need NCK Tech PHAC Helps Local Schools

By Ashley Steiner The Waconda, USD #272 School District was awarded a Spark Grant.  With said grant, they purchased 35 touchless faucets for both Lakeside Elementary School in Cawker City, KS, and Lakeside Jr./Sr. High School in Downs, KS. Administration ordered the faucets in June, 2020, however, they did not arrive until October, 2020.  To

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New Hires Powers & Hartman Join NCK Tech

By Ashley Steiner NCK Tech is pleased to announce the new hires of Jena Hartman, Director of Learning Services in Beloit and Wilma Powers, Culinary Instructor in Hays. Powers has been an Ellis County resident for 37 years. Through those years, occupationally she has held positions as a personal chef and caterer for 30 years,

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IV Certification Added to Practical Nursing

By Ashley Steiner The Practical Nursing program on the Beloit campus is striving to take the program to the next level and stand out among the crowd! We have a proven track record of producing quality nurses that excel in the area.  In order to stay competitive, we are always evolving in order to reach

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#2 Ranked NCK Tech

By Ashley Steiner North Central Kansas Technical College was ranked second among 2-year colleges with the highest 3-year graduation rates, by The Chronicle of Higher Education.  With a 73.9% completion rate and a score of 136 out of completers within 150 percent of expected time, NCK Tech joins 3 other schools located in Kansas.  NCK

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New Faces at NCKTC

By Ashley Steiner With the start of a new year comes new faces!  NCKTC is pleased to announce the new hires for the 2020-2021 academic year.  Many additions to the NCKTC Family have been welcomed into the fold. Liz Fixen, Assistant to President Burks and Board Clerk, is originally from Nebraska, with a Bachelor of

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Burning the Extra Degree

Each semester NCK TECH awards an employee who has gone above and beyond expectations in their job responsibilities with the 212 Award. The premise of the 212 Award is that water is hot at 211 degrees, but that one extra degree causes water to boil. Thus, the 212 Award recognizes those who put forth that

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NCK Tech Celebrates Virtual Graduation

                As with most educational institutions, COVID-19 changed the way classes were taught, interaction with students and the thought of how graduation would take place.  In March, NCK Tech started to take steps to replace the traditional commencement exercise. NCK Tech administration and staff began to put a plan into action. The first step was

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NCK Tech Announces Vice-President of the Hays Campus

COVID-19 introduced a new way of life for many, but for Steve Hudman, the new vice-president of NCK Tech Hays Campus, it was the start of a truly new experience. Hudman literally started his new position on the Hays Campus just days after the college closed for COVID-19. Steve Hudman has over thirteen years’ experience

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NCK Tech Releases Spring Honor Roll

Last Name First Name City State Campus Major   Honorable Mention – gpa of 3.0 – 3.49   Allington Preston Wymore NE Beloit Heavy Equipment Operation   Ast Ryan Sedgwick KS Hays Practical Nursing   Bachar Brooke Hoisington KS Beloit Practical Nursing   Baxa Jerrick Cuba KS Beloit Carpentry-Cabinetmaking   Befort Marissa Hays KS Hays

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