General news stories and posts.

Northwest Tech To Hold 53rd Annual Graduation Ceremony

Goodland, KS. (05/10/2018)  – Northwest Kansas Technical College’s 53rd annual graduation ceremony is set to take place on Friday, May 18, 2018 at 1:30pm in the Max Jones Fieldhouse. Over 150Maverickgraduatesare expected to fill the auditorium, ready to start a new chapter in their life. Christopher Fulwider, a former graduate of Northwest Tech, is the anticipated keynote speaker [...]

Scholarship Created In Memory Of Late Atwood Woman

Goodland, KS. (04/26/2018)  – Elma Lee (Bearley) Erickson was known to many as a dedicated teacher devoted to the education of her elementary pupils. Her teaching career spanned for 40 years- five in rural schools in Rawlins County, five in Oberlin Consolidated School and the remainder at Atwood Grade School where she taught first grade. As an advocate [...]

Northwest Tech Hosts Another Successful Sixth Grade Day

Goodland, KS. (04/26/2018)  – Northwest Tech’s annual Sixth Grade Day was held on Wednesday, April 25, 2018.  An estimated 450+ elementary students from surrounding area schools experienced several potential technical careers of their choice and got the opportunity to experience a hands-on activity. The day of fun and learning on campus involved Northwest Tech students, faculty and staff [...]

Northwest Kansas Water Technology Farms 2017 – Year End Summary

The Northwest Kansas Water Technology Farms 2017 initiative was a monumental success. The project was a critical component in promoting irrigation water management adoption in Northwest Kansas on several fronts. First and foremost the project aided in acquainting previously unexposed growers to available irrigation water management technologies that they might not have otherwise explored. The [...]

Ice House Entrepreneurship Program Launches at Northwest Tech This February

Goodland, KS –Northwest Kansas Technical College in association with the Network Kansas E-Community Partnership, announces the Ice House Entrepreneurship Program will be offered at Northwest Tech this February 21, 2018. Sessions will be held at the Murray Center on Wednesday’s from 6:00 – 8:30 PM (MT). The goal of the course is to teach participants [...]

Northwest Tech to offer Evening Welding Classes

It won’t be long before fall harvest wraps up and folks around the region get a short, but much needed rest from behind the wheel of a combine. As winter weather appears to be easing its way into the area, Northwest Tech has decided to offer evening welding courses for people around the region to [...]


Northwest Tech graduates will no longer have to hunt through old boxes and closets looking for their diploma. The college has recently established a new program to offer digital diplomas for graduates completing their studies in 2018. Parchment Services creates digital diplomas for graduates, so they are easily accessible online once a student completes their [...]

176 Keys Pianos Event

Northwest Tech will be hosting the 2nd annual Dueling Pianos endowment fundraising event. Dueling Pianos Kansas is a part of Fun Pianos by 176 Keys, traveling pianos show. Their veteran dueling pianos players have performed to great reviews for private and corporate parties, weddings, bars and clubs throughout Kansas. Dueling pianos is a request-driven mega-interaction show. More than just dueling pianos [...]

Northwest Tech Nationally Ranked Again

Northwest Tech continues to be recognized as a leader in higher education student success. The college was recognized by the Chronicle of Higher Education as being among the top 2% in graduation rates in the nation. The college ranked 18th out of 889 two-year publicly funded technical and community colleges from around the United States. [...]


Goodland, KS. (06/26/2017)  – Northwest Tech like to recognize those student-athletes that went above and beyond both in the classroom and on the field or court.  After submitting academic results to the NJCAA these athletes qualified for National Academic Student-Athlete Award. The criteria to receive individual honors are: Third Team NJCAA All-Academic Award: 3.60-3.79 Second [...]