Matt Friess, Electrical instructor with NCK TECH – Beloit Campus has been selected to receive the 2018 Kansas Council for Workforce Education Outstanding New Teacher Award (KCWE).  The award is designed to recognize a faculty member who has less than five years’ teaching experience and demonstrates outstanding teaching ability in the areas of career and technical education.

Friess has transformed his teaching style from lecture based to technology based. His commitment to embrace the use of technology to engage students both in the classroom and lab have provided students with an enriched learning experience. He has also converted nearly 100% of his courses to a digital platform.

Corey Isbell, Dean of Instruction at NCK TECH comments, “Matt learned from his first year experience and began a journey of digital curriculum transformation during his second year. Now, in his third year, he is seeing the fruits of his labor and his student are getting a much more enriched experience.”

The presentation of this award took place at the KCWE Fall Conference in El Dorado, KS.  For more information on NCK TECH, visit our website at