Each semester NCK TECH awards an employee who has gone beyond expectations in their job responsibilities. The premise of the 212 Award is that water is hot at 211 degrees, but that one degree more causes water to boil. Thus, the 212 Award recognizes those who go that extra degree to make a difference in their job with students and co-workers.

Employees are nominated by their peers and chosen by a panel of past 212 Award winners. Jayme Owen, Student Services Coordinator for the Beloit Campus, received the award from President Eric Burks at the recent college in-service.  “We have so many dedicated and talented employees at NCK Tech, and Jayme Owen is certainly one of them,” commented President Burks. “This award demonstrates that her peers recognize that as well. As the Student Services Coordinator for the Beloit Campus, she is often one of the first people visitors encounter, as well as someone our current students rely on for guidance and assistance.  In all of her duties, she goes beyond with a positive attitude to make sure people are served in a caring and respectful manner.  We are blessed to have Jayme as part of the NCK Tech family.” Owen also recently received her five-year service award from the college.