In addition to their daily duties now that school is back in session, the staff at Northeast Technology Center’s Claremore Campus are busily preparing for an open house event scheduled for later this month. The event is designed to give the community a better understanding of the many programs available at NTC, allowing potential students the opportunity to explore the campus before enrollment begins.
“I can’t tell you how often people are surprised to learn about the services and training we offer at NTC, said NTC Claremore Campus Director Rick Reimer. “Our Open House event is intended to provide patrons with an opportunity to tour our facilities and get a firsthand look at our programs.”
NTC serves a wide audience, and patrons of all ages are welcome to attend. The event targets both students who will be attending NTC in the fall, as well as those who are potential future students.
“As a dad of three boys, I can tell you it’s never too early to start planning for your child’s future,” Reimer said. “Do you have a third grader who wants to be a veterinarian? Let them tour our Health Careers Program and get a start on that career path before they finish high school. Do you have a middle schooler who likes gaming and computer programming? Our EAST Program may be a good fit for them.”
Enrollment for the fall semester takes place in the spring, but the sooner students can submit their applications the better their chances of being enrolled in the program of their first choice. NTC accepts high school juniors and seniors, but adult students are also eligible to enroll.
“Our staff members will be available throughout the open house event to answer questions about credits and schedules, as well as college planning,” said Reimer. “Our guests will be able to enjoy refreshments, tour the facilities, meet the instructors, enroll and apply for financial aid.”
NTC Claremore’s Open House will take place from 4-6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 18. NTC Claremore is located at 1901 N. Highway 88, just north of Rogers State University.
“Maybe you have a teen who’s interested in going on to college or starting a career, or maybe they don’t have any idea what they want to do yet,” Reimer said. “Whatever the case may be, they will find something that interests them at NTC, and it will be something they can turn into a career.”