Welcome to the latest edition of Northland Pioneer College’s CareerFocus magazine – sharing student success stories and articles about the programs and learning opportunities that are transforming the lives of area residents.

NPC asks industry leaders to serve on advisory boards for each of our Career and Technical Education programs to ensure we are training our students to have the skills needed in their field of interest. As automation modernizes the manu-facturing and energy production industries, those leaders inform us of the need for training that covers multiple industries.

In response, NPC has refocused its Industrial Maintenance and Operations and Mechatronics programs into a new Energy and Industrial Technician (EIT) pro-gram. Inside this issue of CareerFocus magazine, learn how this new program is already training the skilled workers needed by local and regional employers.

There are also articles about NPC graduates who are now influencing the lives of the next generation and about faculty member Steve Mills, who competes in national track and field events, “just for fun.”

My tenure as NPC’s eighth president is just beginning, but I am excited to be lead-ing a team of professionals who are dedicated to student success and are committed transforming lives through lifelong learning.

If you have any questions about NPC programs or services visit our website, www.npc.edu, or come visit any of our nine locations in Northeastern Arizona. Our staff will greet you with a smile and connect you with the right person to answer your questions.

– Mark Vest, President