On March 1, Northwood Tech celebrated with the St. Croix Chippewa Tribe for the graduation of their first Construction Essentials Program graduates. This gathering was to recognize the work of these students in achieving their goal to complete the Construction Essentials Program offered by Northwood Tech in the collaboration between Northwood Tech and the St. Croix Chippewa Tribe.

10 students started and completed the Technical Diploma completing 9 credits (three courses) in Construction Framing 1, Blueprint Reading, and Applied Math. Students also took an OSHA 10 Construction course, as well as a Basic First-AID, CPR, and AED course. While taking the courses through Northwood Tech, the students were also building tiny homes for their community through the St. Croix Chippewa Housing Authority. They were able to frame three of the homes during the training period and will continue to work on finishing them.

In response to this momentous occasion, Northwood Tech President John Will stated, “Northwood Technical College is extremely pleased to have been part of this effort to support the community in building homes for families, and in helping community members learn skills that will last long after the project is complete.”

All the graduating students of the Construction Essentials Program were invited to participate in the graduation ceremony that will be held by Northwood Technical College in May.

For more information on programs and certificates offered by Northwood Technical College, please visit here.

[Pictured Back Left-Right: Amik Cobenais, Ed Murray-Adjunct Construction Instructor, Janine McNulty - Higher Education and Community Development Research and Recruiter, Dillon Merrill, Mark Stoner Jr., Chris Martin, Seth Stoner Sr., Ameson Matrious, Clifford Benjamin III, Marcus Maxwell, Karen Hoglund - Dean Northwood Tech, Liz Pizzi -Associate Dean, Scott Theilig- Construction and Cabinet Making Instructor. Front: Marcell Merrell, Kyle Matrious, Nate Pardun]


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A nationally top-ranked college and a designated 2021-22 Military Friendly® School, Northwood Tech serves the educational and career needs of more than 15,000 residents of Northwestern Wisconsin each year. With multiple campuses, Northwood Tech offers career-focused associate degree programs, technical diplomas, short-term certificates, customized business training, and a wide array of courses for personal or career enrichment. Northwood Tech is a member of the Wisconsin Technical College System and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. For more information, call 800.243.9482 or visit here. Northwood Technical College is an Equal OpportunityAccess/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer and Educator.


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