On May 1, 2015, Northland Community & Technical College broke ground on a 20,000 sq. ft. state of the art remodeling project at the NCTC Aerospace Site, enhancing Northland’s 50 year history of excellence in aviation maintenance technology education.
“Progress as of early January is ahead of schedule on the project that is slated for completion by June 30, 2016,” mentioned Clinton Castle, Director of Facilities. He added, “nothing major has set us back on the schedule so it has went pretty smoothly.”
According to Don Sollom, project manager for Terra Contractors, “Although we had a slow spring, we have had great weather that has allowed us to get ahead of schedule. We are hoping to do a substantial completion approximately the middle of March 2016.”
The remodel has been an economic help to many local companies who have worked on the project. Some of the workers are products of Northland’s building and trades programs. Sollom was a graduate of Northland’s carpentry program.
Sollom added, “We have tried to bring in as many local companies and sub-contractors as possible. I’m from Thief River and I know how hard these guys work. They have done a great job, I can’t commend them enough.”
Northland Community and Technical College (Northland) is a comprehensive college with campuses in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, and East Grand Forks, Minnesota. Northland also has an aerospace site in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, and a satellite site in Roseau, Minnesota. Northland offers certificates, diplomas, transfer courses, two-year degrees (A.A.S., A.S., A.A.) in more than 80 areas of study, workforce training and education programs. Northland is a member of Minnesota State, the fourth-largest system of two-year colleges and four-year universities in the United States, and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. For more information about Northland Community & Technical College, visit www.northlandcollege.edu or call 1.800.959.6282.
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