NTC president informs county supervisors

November 20, 2013

From antigodailyjournal.com: “Dr. Lori Weyers, who heads NTC, complimentary in board address” — The Langlade County Board of Supervisors couldn’t have asked for a more complimentary guest at its November meeting today.

Dr. Lori Weyers, who heads the sprawling Northcentral Technical College, paid a visit and with her staff, explained what is happening at the college, improvements, advances being made and across the system, all with student success in mind.

Targeting the Antigo campus, she explained there are currently 1,700 students enrolled, which is one in every nine people living here. Last year there were 87 graduates, with many students going on to employment but more are continuing their education at campuses across Wisconsin and Michigan to start their university careers as juniors.

“We have partnered,” she said, telling the board that the NTC program has worked with universities to meet requirements for the students from the eight campuses accepted as juniors.

Larry Kind, dean of the campus in Antigo, outlined the gains being made at the local site and the advances that the wood technology facility has brought to the education program. Those changes also include a nursing program.

The NTC representatives who accompanied her explained there are jobs for the graduates of the two-year program, noting the information technology and welding programs as attractive fields for employment.

Weyers said the partnership with NTC and the Langlade County Board on the wood technology center is working well, and established a guideline for programs that have continued.

“You were the first,” she said, noting that the supervisors here worked with the college on construction of the wood technology facilities.

“You were the leader,” she added, “without you we may have not had these other things happen.”

The presentation by Weyers and her staff brought applause from the board.

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