Richard Cox, Automotive Instructor and Department Chair of NCK Tech, Hays Campus Automotive Program recently was awarded the prestigious Educator of the Year Award from VISION. The conference, held in Kansas City, draws over 3500 attendees from forty-four states, Canada and countries as far away as Zimbabwe.

VISION High Tech Training conference meets annually and is educator -specific training. Industry experts that employ innovative teaching methods and cutting-edge technology to create incredible learning experience for their students present the training.

The previous years’ winner announces the award, presented at the conference’s luncheon.  “Even though this educator has only six years’ experience he has accomplished a lot. He is being nominated by many of his past students who signed a letter with the application.”

Upon receiving the award Cox stated, “You try so hard to give a student the knowledge for a career and a chance to succeed. It is nice to be recognized but we do not do what we do to receive awards. We do what we do to help our students be the best. The teaching profession makes all other professions possible.”

NCK Tech offers a two-year Associated Degree of Science in Automotive Technology at both campus locations. For more information visit Applications are now being accepted for the 2019-2020 school year.