Northwest College shall be meaningfully connected to the high schools and workplaces of the communities it serves.
-An increased percentage of service area high school students (current students and graduates) will enroll at Northwest College.
-An increased number of service area constituents will choose Northwest College to meet their career goals/workforce training needs.
- ENROLLING BIG HORN BASIN STUDENTS
NWC enrolled just over 36% of Big Horn Basin high school graduates. In addition, 56% (171) of our 308 2012-13 graduates were from the basin.
- TRAINING THE WORKFORCE
Northwest College’s Centers for Training and Development served workforce training needs through a wide variety of conferences, customized trainings, and open enrollment seminars and workshops. These offerings drew more than 3,500 participants, a 14.6% increase over last year. New programs this year included an Alzheimer Webinar Series, a day-long Social Media Workshop, CDL Study Group Training in preparation for the WY Commercial Driver’s License examination, and welding instruction/certification to unskilled and underemployed farm laborers.
- REACHING OUT
71% of respondents in a southern Big Horn County community survey said they’d explore Northwest College’s Center for Training and Development if they needed employment training.
- ENROLLING CONCURRENTLY
Now in its second year following a successful three-year pilot concurrent enrollment project, NWC noted a 30% growth in the number of students who took NWC classes on their high school campus.
- SPEAKING AUTHORITATIVELY
NWC brought one of Time Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World,” Temple Grandin, to Powell to talk about the two things for which she’s most renowned: autism and animal welfare. Grandin’s discussion of “Improving Animal Welfare: A Practical Approach” was sponsored by NWC’s Center for Training and Development.