NICC Waukon Center hosting Open House this Friday afternoon

The Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) Waukon Center will be hosting an open house this Friday, October 2, from 2:30-4 p.m., following the Waukon High School Homecoming parade. At the open house, community members may tour the Waukon Center, see the new Project Lead the Way (PLTW) lab and learn more about credit courses and programs available through NICC. Root beer floats will be served at the event for attendees. The center is located at 1220 Third Avenue NW in Waukon.
The new PLTW lab allows NICC, in partnership with Waukon High School, to offer students a dynamic learning environment that emphasizes high standards and helps to enhance the skills of students and instructors. The courses use a design process that allows students to create, test and design, and the classes are hands-on in nature. PLTW courses also have great appeal for students at all levels of academic ability because the format offers relevant lessons and helps students develop critical-thinking skills, according to Erica Nosbisch, Waukon Center director. “It will be great for the community to see this facility and the new technology being offered to our high school students, the collaborative learning environment we’ve created, as well as everything NICC has to offer to our community,” Nosbisch commented. For more information contact NICC Waukon Center Director Erica Nosbisch at 563-568-3060 or visit www.nicc.edu/centers/waukon.

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