Northland and the Grand Forks Air Force Base Invite Service Members and Their Families to the EGF Campus for a Day of Exploration
August 31, 2018 — Northland Community & Technical College (NCTC) is teaming up with the Grand Forks Air Force Base to host a Military Families Career & College Day at the East Grand Forks Campus on Saturday, Sept. 15., from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. to present new college and career pathways for military service members and their families. The free event will include several short presentations and breakout sessions, along with free childcare activities facilitated by NCTC Early Childhood Education program faculty and students for service members who wish to attend with their families. Lunch will be served and door prizes awarded to conclude the event.
“We’re so excited to be hosting this family event on our East Grand Forks campus,” said Dr. Dennis Bona, President of Northland Community & Technical College. “The idea started with the new leadership on the base. They believe in the value of education for all members of the base, including families, so we teamed up to help them take advantage of the many opportunities and career pathways we have available at Northland.”
The goal of the Saturday morning event is to introduce the full range of academic programs — from Aerospace and Computer Networking to Marketing and Law Enforcement — as well as hands-on training opportunities that are available within a short drive of the Grand Forks Air Force Base. Attendees will hear remarks from President Bona; Michael Ortiz, US Air Force Veteran & current NCTC Practical Nursing student; and Steven Gander, East Grand Forks Mayor. For those interested in enrolling, Northland will be waiving the $20 fee for any service member or family member who applies online at the event.
Northland Community and Technical College (NCTC) is a comprehensive college with campuses in Thief River Falls, MN, and East Grand Forks, MN. NCTC also has an aerospace site in Thief River Falls, MN, and a satellite site in Roseau, MN. NCTC 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. NCTC 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. NCTC is an affirmative action, equal opportunity educator and employer. For more information about Northland Community & Technical College, visit www.northlandcollege.edu or call 1.800.959.6282.