Northwest Technology Center (NWTC) is a five-time winner of the Gold Star School award, the highest form of recognition for a technology center. NWTC prides itself on its partnerships with other technology centers, communities within its district, and its business and industry partners. Northwest Technology Center is currently involved with providing the booming oil and gas industry with exterior training in the areas of safety and truck driver training. Major partnerships are in the area of healthcare. Evidence of these partnerships can be found in the training done by NWTC for its healthcare partners and in the pursuit of healthcare training done for daytime students. NWTC is also a part of a Technology Center consortium which promotes a new “seamless education initiative” with the nursing department at Northwestern Oklahoma State University where technology center students can receive college credit at a four-year university for work done at the Technology Center. NWTC is a leader in career training for local adults and high school students providing extensive workforce development and health and safety training for their business and industry partners. NWTC also provides its “Next Step” tuition waiver for individuals living in their district to attend tuition free up to age 24. NWTC strives to be a partner in all aspects of economic development, health care, and business and industry training. These vital relationships help NWTC to achieve its mission…preparing students for success in education, careers and life. Secondary students living in the technology center district who attend a public, private, parochial, charter, or home school are eligible to attend tuition free.