The Northern Marianas Terminal Institute has begun its classes for the year and invites prospective students to pursue vocational education.
Technical trades in automotive technology, culinary arts, electrical, carpentry, masonry, air-conditioning and welding are currently available.
Chief operating officer Agnes McPhetres states that the institute was intended to meet the technical training needs of Northern Mariana Island residents and is encouraging interested individuals to visit their campus in lower base to meet with resident faculty who can provide career counseling.
Despite the relentless obstacles of 2015 and damages incurred by the trades school, McPhetres says, “we welcome the challenge ahead of us in 2016, as the institute is currently working on getting an agreement going with CUC (Commonwealth Utilities Corp.) to provide their staff with U.S. Department of Labor-certified training in the area of power generation. Our construction trades program is also certified by the National Center for Construction Education and Research that is acknowledged by USDOL as being a qualified provider of education in such vocations, satisfying the concerns of the CUC board about being an accredited institution in this regard.”
As the accrediting body for the industry, NCCER establishes the benchmark for quality training and assessments. By partnering with industry and academia, NCCER has developed a system for program accreditation that is similar to those found in institutions of higher learning. This process fosters national unity among the construction industry while providing a defined career path with industry-recognized credentials.
NMTI would like to thank the CNMI Department of Labor and the Hotel Association of the Northern Mariana Islands for continuing to refer prospective clients in the past year and encourages other stakeholders seeking qualified employees to refer potential employees to the institute for further professional development in their areas of interest.
For more information on the various trades offered, visit www.nmticnmi.com or call 235-6684.