Quick Hits:

73% Pell students, who graduate at a similar rate to that of the nation

Demand for machinists in the NTC District is projected to increase by 15.4% between 2015-2024 and a 9.1% increase in the state of Wisconsin, showcasing a need for the program

Job placement rate for students who completed the program in 2014-2015 was 100%, with 69% of graduates working in their field of study 

Northcentral Machine Tool Technics Program

Northcentral Technical College’s machine tool technics program fields a small cohort of students but makes a big impact on the economy and community in and around Wausau, Wisconsin. With two-thirds of students receiving Pell grants, the program has a strong focus on access in preparing the next set of machinists in a locally growing industry. The program also sponsors a Females in Technology and Trades group to support women pursuing jobs in traditionally male-dominated fields. Working with everything from hand tools to sophisticated machines, the program has a strong focus on hands-on activities and lab time for students to put their knowledge into practice. It’s clearly working, as the program boasts a 100% job placement rate, with more than 9 in 10 graduates working in their field of study. 

Siemens Technical Scholars from the Northcentral Machine Tool Technics Program

James Flees
Mitchell Rucinski