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  • May 5, 2022

    Computer Graphics Technology student Davis Lee, shares his story of how the program piqued his interest and allowed him to find his passion as a graphic designer. Lee was recently awarded a gold medal in photography, qualifying him to attend nationals at SkillsUSA. He explains the competition as well as his eye-opening experiences as a student-athlete wrestling for Northwest Kansas Technical College.

  • April 28, 2022

    CSI alumni, Jessie Stonebraker shares her experience working in the State capital in social services. She explains her passion for protecting our States children and sheds insight on her experience at Northwest Tech where her story began.

  • April 21, 2022

    Meeting for an interview, one of the first employees of Northwest vocational school shares her institutional knowledge of how Northwest Technical college came to be.

  • April 14, 2022

    I know a guy, Jason Showalter, known by many as a jack of all trades. Our dean of students, newly appointed city commissioner, and community advocate joins us to share his experience living and working in the city of Goodland.

  • April 7, 2022

    First year electrical student, Zander Steyn, shares his experience from cultural differences to the inside scoop on Northwest Tech’s shooting sport team. Tune in to hear Zander’s journey from South Africa to Northwest Kansas.

  • March 31, 2022

    Alumni Ace Jones calls in from Las Vegas, Nevada to shed some light on his journey from small town Kansas to big city living.

  • March 24, 2022

    Fielding all your softball questions is new softball assistant coach Shelby Coates.

  • March 10, 2022

    We sat down with Northwest Tech President Ben Schears to discuss campus updates, developments, and exciting new community ventures! Join us and tune in to support to the vision of the future. 

  • March 3, 2022

    Hear from one of Northwest Tech's female automotive students about the perspective she has in a male-dominated industry. Nationwide only 5% of all mechanics are female. Tune in to hear what it is like to be a part of the 18% of our future female auto techs here at the college.

  • February 24, 2022

    Alumni and retired registrar, Pamela Whitson to discuss campus and community developments as well as her experience attending the college in 1975. Tune in to hear the advice, history, and expertise of 26 years of employment at the Tech will bring.

  • February 17, 2022

    Currently located in Clay Center, KS, alumni Roy Palmer shares his journey through the Navy, to his well-accomplished career path in Respiratory Therapy.

  • February 10, 2022

    Goodland local, Tyler Jones returns to the Tech after graduating in 2012 from the carpentry program. From golfing, to vocalist, to family man Tyler shares his journey and current career as a lineman.

  • February 3, 2022

    Tim Davis, who graduated from the Welding program in 1988 has returned to campus to share his career story. From Millerite work to metal art, there are a multitude of ways to find your niche in the welding field.

  • January 31, 2022

    Parker Erikson graduated in 2018 with his degree in Cloud computing & application development. Now working as a Webmaster at the Kansas State Department of Education, Erikson remains on the program advisory board to help develop techniques taught to address the ever-changing mobile market.

  • January 20, 2022

    Julica Oharah, executive director of community development shares her story and gives an exciting update on community development projects happening here in Goodland, Kansas.

  • January 13, 2022

    Criminal Scene Investigation Alumni Payton Beims shares his story through graduation to becoming a police officer and starting a nonprofit tackling the issue of mental health. 

  • December 9, 2021

    Second-year, carpentry student Adondre Allen shares his life of immense community involvement, his experience at the college, and his journey as a young entrepreneur in the small town of Goodland, Kansas.

  • December 2, 2021

    Goodland local, electrical student Joseph Mann gives insight on growing up with Northwest Tech and the appreciation of community he has gained attending the college.

  • November 18, 2021

    The Northwest Tech cosmetology program set the foundation for mother-daughter duo, Micki and Emmie Ensign to open their own salon in town. Inspired by Me salon is open now, owned and operated by Micki Ensign, alumni, daughter Emmie Ensign, is soon to follow as she will receive her license in the spring.

  • November 4, 2021

    The college teams up with the Dane G. Hansen Foundation in an effort to rebuild the population of the last African American settlement in Kansas. Programs work together to design, plan, and construct tiny homes that will be donated to the city of Nicodemus. 

  • October 28, 2021

    Listen in to learn from the one and only female Precision Agriculture student Kylie Pfannenstiel to hear about her experience in a male-dominated trade.

  • October 21, 2021

    From the country of Venezuela, student athlete, first year business major, Omrhan Sharaf sits down to talk with us about the cultural differences he has experienced being welcomed to the US at NorthWest Tech. 

  • October 5, 2021

    Paul Chaffin, retired, Northwest Tech instructor returns to the Tech to speak on campus development, college progression, and looking towards the future in technical education.

    Paul Chaffin