Northwest Tech, a progressive technical college located at Goodland, has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished Program for the third year in a row. The award recognizes the college's iPad Mobile Learning Initiative.
Northwest Tech was the first two-year college to receive the award three years ago. The program was created by Apple to offer national recognition for leadership, innovation and education excellence.
"We are incredibly honored by this recognition from Apple. Our Board and I couldn't be more proud of the outstanding faculty and extraordinary students here at the college, said Northwest Tech President Ed Mills. "They've paved a new path in the use of mobile technology to advance the effectiveness of teaching and learning in one of the state's finest 2-year colleges. At Northwest Tech, we work together to find new ways to make great things happen, such as this important initiative, and we are always looking ahead. Our goal is to prepare exceptional graduates from this 'world-class' college to ensure a brighter future for Northwest Kansas, as well as for the Great State of Kansas."
About Northwest Tech
Every program at Northwest Tech emphasizes hands-on learning and real-world experience in the ?eld, supported by complete iPad integration in the classroom.
The selection of Northwest Tech as an Apple Distinguished Program highlights its successes in enhancing and extending teaching and learning with thoughtful and innovative implementations of technology. iPad and Apple TV are bringing Northwest Tech students closer to their learning materials than they have ever been before and increasing collaboration between both students and faculty.
Northwest Tech is one of the fastest growing higher education institutions in the state of Kansas. This year's recognition by Apple is a two-year award encompassing school years 2013-14 and 2014-15.