Northland Career Center News

Our approach for connecting to parents

Friday, October 16, 2020

NCC Overview Video

Keeping you informed

Northland Career Center (NCC) has had a digital presence for the past several years with an attractive, user-friendly website. In the past few years, NCC has added a presence on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. NCC sends out a monthly newsletter to its key stakeholders including: Parents, Advisory Boards, Post-Secondary Partners, & Sending School Partners. Newsletters are sent during the first week of each month during the school year.


Here are other locations to access additional information about Northland Career Center:

NCC Website

Facebook

Twitter

YouTube

Upcoming Events

Northland Career Center has many events each month, semester and school year. Featured below are key events that are coming up. Visit northlandcareercenter.com for calendar updates.


  • Oct. 23 - End of 1st Quarter
  • Oct. 30 - Lifetouch Retakes
  • Nov 2 - NCC's 40th Anniversary Celebration (Virtual)
  • Nov. 4 - Parent/Teacher Conferences
  • Nov. 5 - Parent/Teacher Conferences
  • Nov. 6 - No School
  • Nov. 12 - NCC Open House (More details to come)
  • Nov. 25-27 - No School, Thanksgiving Break
  • Dec. 22 - End of 1st Semester
  • Dec 23-Jan 3 - Winter Break

40th Year Anniversary Update - ONLY VIRTUAL

NCC will not be able to host an in-person event for its 40th year anniversary on Sunday, November 1st. NCC will instead do a media blitz and offer virtual opportunities on Monday, November 2nd. We will keep you posted for more details about November 2nd as time nears.

Happenings at NCC

Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop A Visits

MSHP Troop A spent the week of Oct. 5 with NCC's LE/CSI program. Students learned all about the Patrol including its history, criminal investigations, major crash investigations, K9, and SWAT.


FFA & SkillsUSA Mum Fundraiser

FAA & SkillsUSA had a very successful mum fundraiser! There were 294 mums sold. Those who purchased mums had an opportunity to pickup mums at Pumpkins Etc. Oct. 10. Congrats to both organizations for having a successful fundraiser!


Mr. Jeff Green Named MCCTA Assistant Director of the Year

Congratulations to Mr. Jeff Green, NCC's assistant director, who was named the Missouri Council of Career and Technical Administrators Assistant Director of the Year and celebrated at NCC with a surprise announcement Sept. 23.

Virtual Parent/Teacher Conferences

Wednesday, Nov. 4th, 3-7pm

1801 Branch Street

Platte City, MO

This event is virtual either by phone or web conferencing. Sign up on our website starting Monday, Oct. 26.

Virtual Parent/Teacher Conferences

Thursday, Nov. 5th, 3:30-7pm

1801 Branch Street

Platte City, MO

This event is virtual either by phone or web conferencing. Sign up on our website starting Monday, Oct. 26.

Program Spotlight: Industrial Welding

NCC Industrial Welding

Industrial Welding Scholarship Opportunities

AWS Welder Training Scholarships ($1,000) - Due November 30 - for students pursuing two-year welder training through trade school, community college or other facility providing welder training programs.


AWS National Scholarships ($2,500 minimum) - Due February 15 - AWS offers many different welding scholarships for students pursuing a specific degree at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university. A list of the scholarships can be found on www.aws.org.


AWS Kansas City Section Scholarships (Varies depending on scholarship) - Due March or May depending on scholarship - Provided to students planning to attend academic institutions located within the Kansas City AWS Section and who reside in those counties. See http://sections.aws.org/kcity/ for counties included.


Graybar Trades Scholarship ($1,000) Due May - Provided to A graduating senior planning to enroll full time in nonprofit community college, technica, trade, vocational or apprenticeship school or program leading to work in construction trades (electrical, HVAC, plumbing, pipefitting, welding)


Miller Electric International WorldSkills Competition Scholarship (winner receives $10,000 per year; runner up receives $1,000 to be used within two years) - Due February 15 - Available to those students who have competed in at the National SkillsUSA competition. They must also advance to the AWS Weld Trials competition at the AWS International Welding and Fabrication Exposition and Convention, which is held on a bi-annual basis.


Pacific Forest Foundation Scholarship ($1,000-$3,000) Due March - Applicants must be studying in the following areas: Forest Engineering, Forest Management, Forest Operations Management, Heavy Equipment Maintenance and Welding, Resource Management, Diesel Mechanics, Welding and other forest and timber industry-related areas of study.

Program Spotlight: Production Technologies

NCC Production Technologies

Production Technologies Scholarship Offerings

Electricity Club of STC Scholarship ($300) - Due March - Sponsored by the State Technical College of Missouri Electricity Club, one $300 scholarship is awarded annually to a first‐year student pursuing an Associate of Applied Science Degree at State Technical College of Missouri in Industrial Electricity. In addition to fulfilling scholarship criteria, consideration is based on availability of funds.


Honeywell Opportunity for Prosperity Through Education ($1,000 to full-ride to two-year trade or technical program at local community college) Due March - Provided to high school students who are interested in pursuing careers in manufacturing – specifically tool & die, machining, welding, electronics, engineering technology and IT. Minimum of 2.5 GPA (unweighted.)


NTMA Leo Holder Memorial Machining Scholarship (At least $500) - Due July (Fall semester) and December (Spring Semester) - Campus of Attendance: Business & Technology Residency: Any Area of Study: Manufacturing or related field Academic Performance: Any Enrollment Status: At least 12 credit hours Financial Need Required: No Other: Must be at least 18 years old at time of class start. Must also be a current high school senior or graduate. Number of Awards: Up to 3 Renewal: Reapply each year. Requires written recommendation from an instructor, school counselor or an employer; resume describing interests, classes, and any work-related activities voluntary or paid; and 500-word or less essay stating career goals and why you should receive this. Also requires an NTMA Ivan and Holder Scholarship application.


Pacific Forest Foundation Scholarship ($1,000-$3,000) Due March - Applicants must be studying in the following areas: Forest Engineering, Forest Management, Forest Operations Management, Heavy Equipment Maintenance and Welding, Resource Management, Diesel Mechanics, Welding and other forest and timber industry-related areas of study.

NCC's Adult and Community Education Opportunities

NCC Offers Adult and Community Education Classes at Northland Career Center and other sites in the area. Whether you are interested in a career in welding or you have a child who is interested in horseback riding, there are classes for a wide range of interests.


Check out our brochure online!

Register here for classes!


Contact us or find out more with the contact information below.

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Our Strategic Plan/Purpose:

Vision: Connecting with tomorrow...

Mission: To prepare students for a continually changing world by providing relevant experiences.

Values: Integrity, Innovation, Partnerships, Learner Focus, Results, Diversity, Quality