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Know Your Place

Only 9% of skilled trade workers are women.
We're here to change that.

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There’s no such thing as a “man’s job” anymore, but there’s still an extreme shortage of women in skilled trades. If you like problem solving, working with your hands, and using the latest tools and technology, then we’re encouraging young women like you to “Know Your Place” and join a skilled trade. Don’t be afraid to pursue an education or career path that, for now, is out of the norm. You get to decide what you love to do and who you want to be, and there will always be a place for you to begin a career you’re passionate about at NCK Tech.

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According to the U.S. Talent Shortage Survey, skilled trades have had the highest employee vacancies since 2010.


According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average median salary of a skilled trades employee is over $45,000 a year.


The total cost of attendance at NCK Tech is ⅓ of the average cost of Kansas universities.


Work in a variety of settings depending on your interests and continue to grow your career as those interests change.

Electrical Technology

2.4% of all electricians are women

$54,110 median annual salary

The Electrical Technology program offers students the opportunity to gain technical knowledge and experience in both residential and commercial wiring and industrial electrical maintenance. Students are trained in electrical theory, blueprint reading, motors, motor controls, programmable logic controls (PLC), and the National Electrical Code.

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1.5% of all PHAC technicians are women

$47,080 median annual salary

The Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning (PHAC) Program prepares students for entry-level positions in the plumbing, heating and air conditioning industry. Students receive training in all aspects of PHAC systems and water pumps. Internship opportunities, with local employers, provide valuable on-the-job training.

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Carpentry / Cabinetmaking

1.7% of all carpenters are women

$45,170 median annual salary

The Carpentry/Cabinetmaking program is designed to provide the skills, knowledge, and quality workmanship necessary to become a successful carpenter or cabinetmaker. Students gain hands-on experience in drafting blueprints, designing cabinetry products, framing, roofing, and interior/exterior finishing.

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4.8% of all welders are women

$40,240 median annual salary

The Welding program provides specialized training in welding safety, welding theory, mathematics, cost analysis, blueprint reading, and pipe template development. Students learn a variety of welding techniques including SMAW, GMAW, FCAW and GTAW as well as oxy-fuel welding/cutting and carbon arc and plasma cutting/gouging.

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Automotive Technology

1.7% of all automotive technicians are women

$39,550 median annual salary

The Automotive Technology program provides the fundamental knowledge, skills, and training needed for entry-level employment or career advancement. Students are trained in advanced brake, electrical and fuel systems, electronic automatic transmission drive trains, and alternative fuel vehicles. The program’s emphasis in electronics and computerization prepares students for the changing demands of the automotive industry.

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