Globe University and Northwest Technical Institute (NTI) Team Up to Expand In-Demand Programs

by Kyle Gleason | Feb 17, 2012

Partnership gives Twin Cities’ students greater access to drafting and design degrees with nearly 100% career placement.

 

MINNEAPOLIS—February 7, 2012— Globe University and Minnesota School of Business (MSB) announced today it is partnering with Eagan, Minn.-based Northwest Technical Institute (NTI), a technical school specializing in engineering and architectural design and drafting programs that boast nearly 100% job placement and 85%-90% student completion rates.

With the addition of NTI’s programs at Globe and MSB, students can earn Associate in Applied Science degrees in Engineering Drafting and Design, and Architectural Drafting and Design.

The university’s Woodbury, Minn. campus will be the first to offer the NTI programs beginning April 2012. In July 2012 students can also enroll in the programs at MSB’s campuses in Plymouth and Blaine, Minn. More campuses, including several in Wisconsin, will begin offering the programs later in the year.

NTI will phase out its Eagan facility over the next 18 months. NTI has trained thousands of students over several decades and has been a long-respected member of the Minnesota technical college landscape. Like Globe and MSB, NTI is also locally-owned and family-managed—with a mission of helping students achieve success. “The many similarities between our two colleges helped convince us that this partnership was the right thing to do for our students,” said Jeff Myhre, vice president operations, Globe University.

Both schools offer small class sizes, instructors with industry experience and a hands-on learning philosophy that provides students with real-world experiences while using the latest equipment.

“These programs are designed for students who are creative and fascinated by how things work,” said Keith Fossen, NTI president. Depending on the program, students learn to use computer aided drafting and design (CADD) software such as SolidWorks and Creo (Pro-Engineer) and AutoCAD; design for manufacturing and assembly; product data management; green design and LEED, and building information modeling.

As part of Globe and MSB, NTI School of Technology graduates will also receive the university’s customary lifelong job-search assistance.

Globe is taking applications now for these exciting technical programs at its Woodbury, Minn. campus. Contact 877-303-6060 or visit Drafting and Design on Globe’s website.

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About Globe University and Minnesota School of Business (MSB)

Globe University and Minnesota School of Business (MSB) are part of Globe Education Network (GEN), a family-managed collaborative body of career colleges, universities and training centers based in Woodbury, Minn. Through its mission, We Care, the organization integrates hands-on and career-focused education with service- and applied-learning experiences that expose students to their communities and real-world situations. Globe University and MSB are accredited and offer master’s degrees, bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees, diplomas and certificates in several career fields. More than 30 programs are available online.

About Northwest Technical Institute (NTI)

NTI was established as a private drafting school more than 50 years ago. The school’s unique programs prepare graduates for careers in product design and engineering technology, and architectural building technology. Its programs are accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). Programs are also approved by the Minnesota State Approval Agency to offer VA educational benefits to eligible veterans and eligible dependents. All classes are taught by instructors with industry experience on up-to-date equipment, and students participate in real-world experiences with local employers. Historically, nearly 100% of graduates find jobs in the field.

About Keith Fossen, NTI president

Keith Fossen is a business leader and international entrepreneur with experiences in the U.S., Mexico, Italy, Germany, Scotland, Netherlands and China. Following 20 years of industry leadership with manufacturing organizations such as Hoffman Engineering, Ingersoll-Rand, The Lozier Corporation and The Manitowoc Company, he joined Northwest Technical Institute (NTI). Fossen became NTI president in 2005, following the retirement of the school’s founder, Norris Nelson. In his pursuit of operational excellence, Fossen sees the need for high-quality technical education that’s focused on balancing student needs and employer wants. He is a graduate of Thomas Edison State College in Trenton, N.J. with continuing studies at Walden University.

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