Northwest Kansas Technical College in Goodland, Kan., hosted its annual Technical Exploration event on Monday, November 2nd. The event was a success as more than 50 high school students from surrounding counties came to campus with their school guidance counselors to tour Northwest Tech and shadow two programs of their choice. Admissions Representative, Adam Jantzi said, “By hosting Tech Expo we successfully exposed students from many small towns across rural Kansas and Colorado to professions in technical education.”
Tech Expo began in the Guy E. Mills Academic & Athletic Building with schools checking-in and browsing program tables. There were 16 tables representing the 16 programs with a student ambassador present at each to describe their program and answer any questions students had. This allowed students to explore programs they might not have considered before.
Next students were given a tour of campus and then “shadowed” the programs they marked as their first and second choice. Shadowing involves attending class, and seeing instructors in action. This gives prospective students the chance to see what a day in the life of a Northwest Tech student is really like. Each program provided a short overview of the program along with a hands-on project so students were able to experience specific aspects of the program.
Director of Admissions, Brenna Balduff commented on the event saying: “I believe Tech Expo is a great opportunity to get high school students involved with college and career awareness. Northwest Tech offers 16 different programs and we were very pleased to assist students in finding a career they are interested in pursuing.”