Northland Career Center News

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Friday, March 15, 2019


Every year Northland Career Center utilizes a Customer Satisfaction Survey to evaluate how effectively NCC communicates, prepares students and meets the needs of Kansas City Northland communities. Your response will make a difference by allowing us to discern the areas in which we need to improve and implement change. This survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. Please click HERE

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 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 on the first Tuesday of each month during the school year.

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

NCC Website




NCC Graduation Changes - We Need Your Help!

NCC Parents,

You should have received a letter from NCC Director Brian Noller on January 12th, outlining date and location changes to our graduation and introducing you to the concept of Signing Day.

Signing Day is a concept that we are adding to our graduation day on Saturday, May 18th. Students who have made a decision to sign with a related career business, a post-secondary institution, or a branch of the military would be recognized at the end of ceremony.

NCC would invite individuals from these organizations to be at our graduation to support the students and then participate in a ceremonial signing at a table where students can be captured with a picture with parents and members from this organization.

We are very excited about this change and need your help encouraging your son/daughter to be proactive in planning for college or career. Students do not have to engage in this event at the end of our ceremony, but it is an opportunity to celebrate the next steps of the journey and for you to engage with the company, college, or military representative.

Please let us know if you have any questions about graduation or about the Signing Day concept.

Thank you!

Inclement Weather - Make up days

Please note that NCC follows the schedule of the Platte County School District including school closures. If the Platte County School District closes due to poor road conditions, excessive snow, or frigid temperatures, NCC will not be in session. Click here to read more.

Please note that final decisions on make up days for our NCC calendar will not be made until later this semester. Currently we have missed nine school days at NCC.

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Northland Career Center Plant Sale Day 1

Friday, May 3rd, 2-6pm

1801 Branch Street

Platte City, MO

NCC's annual plant sale will be held in the Greenhouse behind our main building.

Northland Career Center Plant Sale Day 2

Saturday, May 4th, 9am-1pm

1801 Branch Street

Platte City, MO

NCC's annual plant sale will be held in the Greenhouse behind our main building.

Northland Career Center Community Day Fair & Fundraiser

Saturday, May 4th, 10am-1pm

1801 Branch Street

Platte City, MO

All are welcome to join us for a day of fun in support of NCC student programs & organizations

Northland Career Center Awards Ceremony & Graduation

Saturday, May 18th, 10am

11730 North Ambassador Drive

Kansas City, MO

*New date and location.

Upcoming Events

Northland Career Center has many events each month, semester and school year. Featured below are key events that are coming up. Visit for calendar updates.
  • March 15 - SkillsUSA State Contest Money Due
  • March 18 -22 - No School, Spring Break
  • March 19 - FFA Area Speaking Contests
  • March 26 - FFA District Leadership Development Event Contests
  • April 2-3 - FFA District Career Development Event Contests
  • April 4-6 - SkillsUSA State Leadership and Skills Conference
  • April 8 & 9 - Award of Excellence Interviews
  • April 12 - Career Fair @ NCC
  • April 19 - NO SCHOOL
  • May 18 - Awards Ceremony & Graduation 10 a.m. at the KCI Expo Center

February at NCC

NCC Blood Drive

Thank you to NTHS and the Community Blood Center for a successful NCC Blood Drive Feb. Feb. 25. Forty-seven students registered including 20 first-time donors! We collected 35 units of blood. Thank you to all who participated!

SkillsUSA Leadership Competitions & Awards Ceremony

NCC's SkillsUSA members competed in the NW District Competitions Feb. 19 in Trenton, Missouri. There were 46 students who competed in nine individual and four team events. They earned medals in each contest: 8 Gold, 11 Silver, and 4 Bronze. They now are eligible to compete at the State competitions in April at State Technical College of Missouri. Congrats to these students.

National FFA Organization

FFA had a busy month in February! Hayden Kelley, 2018 Agricultural Sciences graduate & NCC's 2017-2018 FFA President, learned that he will receive his state degree in April at the Missouri State FFA Convention. Congrats, Hayden! NCC also learned that current Ag students Maegen Hicks (Oak Park) and Mercaydez Snodgrass (Platte County) will be representing NCC at the Missouri FFA State Convention by performing in the State FFA Chorus. Congrats, ladies! The NCC National FFA chapter celebrated FFA week February 17- 23. NCC's chapter celebrated by wearing their official dress on Monday and offering a homemade breakfast for NCC's staff. Tuesday they celebrated farmers and Friday they attended the Western Farm Show with the Diesel program at the American Royal Complex in Kansas City.

Program Spotlight: Aviation Technology

Program Spotlight: Diesel Technology

Staff Feature: Ms. Teresa Sherley

Northland Career Center has an amazing staff. Each month we feature one staff member that is doing amazing things to support staff and students achieve our mission.

This month we feature Ms. Teresa Sherley, Northland Career Center Career Services Coordinator.

Ms. Sherley started at NCC in 2002 as the director's secretary. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Kansas State University. In 2007, her position changed to Career Services Coordinator.

Her main responsibilities are to ensure that Northland Career Center meets all state and federal accountability requirements by maintaining accuracy and integrity of the information in the student management system and preparing data for DESE.

Her position also includes coordination and planning for student success by assisting with mock interviews, hosting college and career fairs, organizing work-based learning experiences and sustaining relationships with employers, post-secondary educational institutions and military personnel.

"Even though my position hasn’t changed drastically in the last 16 years, the experiences are different every year with new students, staff, technology, and administration," Ms. Sherley said.

Ms. Sherley has also been a SkillsUSA advisor for the past five years. Being an advisor is a huge time commitment that involves a lot of coordinating and planning but it's worth it in the end, she said, because she has witnessed the benefits of student involvement in Career and Technical School Organizations (CTSO).

In her spare time, Ms. Sherley enjoys traveling, sometimes as a passenger on a motorcycle, but her ideal vacation is somewhere on any beach and she already has plans for retirement somewhere on a beach.

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 your child is interested in attending babysitter training and youth CPR, 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.

What are we about?

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