Goodland, KS – November 12, 2013 – Northwest Kansas Technical College is pleased to announce that it has been named an Apple Distinguished School for 2013-2015.

For the 2011-12 and 2012-13 academic years, Northwest Tech was among a small and select group of educational institutions recognized nationally, as well as the first two-year college to receive an Apple Distinguished Program award for its iPad Mobile Learning Initiative, a prestigious award for innovation, leadership and education excellence.

Now, Northwest Tech as an entire institution is being acknowledged beyond its iPad Mobile Learning Initiative with an Apple Distinguished School award for 2013-2015, a two-year designation. College President Dr. Ed Mills said, “We are incredibly honored by this recognition from Apple. Our Board and I couldn’t be more proud of the outstanding faculty and extraordinary students here at the college. They’ve paved a new path in the use of mobile technology to advance the effectiveness of teaching and learning in one of the State’s finest 2-year colleges. At Northwest Tech, we work together to find new ways to make great things happen, such as this important initiative, and we are always looking ahead. Our goal is to prepare exceptional graduates from this ‘world-class’ college to ensure a brighter future for Northwest Kansas, as well as for the Great State of Kansas.”

Every program at Northwest Tech emphasizes hands-on learning and real-world experience in the field, supported by complete iPad integration in the classroom. Instructors work hard to help students connect mind, hand and heart, and the iPad Mobile Learning Initiative and other moves are helping faculty make that a reality.

The selection of Northwest Tech as an Apple Distinguished School highlights its successes in enhancing and extending teaching and learning with thoughtful and innovative implementations of technology. iPad and Apple TV are bringing Northwest Tech students closer to their learning materials than they have ever been before and increasing collaboration between both students and faculty.

Northwest Tech is a progressive technical college in Goodland, Kansas. It is one of the fastest growing higher education institutions in the state of Kansas, and for good reason. Northwest Tech is in the process of creating the Technical College of the Future…now. The college is not only transforming technical education, but it is serving the U.S. Workforce by providing its students with an innovative education from the implementation of the latest technologies; expanding and embracing diversity; developing future industry and community leaders; and by celebrating a vibrant campus life.