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Northwest Touch-A-Truck event to showcase CTE programs

Northwest Mississippi Community College’s Career-Technical Education and Workforce Solutions announced their first Touch-a-Truck event on October 21 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Howard Coliseum Parking lot.

“We are excited to have this brand-new event on our campus and for our Career Technical Education Programs to be highlighted in such a unique way,” said Northwest’s President, Dr. Michael Heindl. “We hope this will appeal to a new generation of students and the Touch a Truck element will help increase awareness of the quality pathways connected to the college’s many career-technical education programs.”

This event is the first of its kind for Northwest and will provide the public an inside look at what’s happening across the campuses and centers.

“Our department is very excited about hosting this event as it will give us the opportunity to showcase the programs and services we have to offer at the college,” said Katie Broadway, Northwest’s Director of Career-Technical Education and Program Advancement. “Between our NWCC programs, the City of Senatobia, and Tate County we will have utility trucks, 18-wheelers, tractors, classic cars, hot-rods, emergency vehicles, public works vehicles, and the list goes on.”

There will be trucks, tractors, first responders, hot rods, utility trucks, 18-wheelers, and a monster truck. Food trucks will also be available. The first 200 customers get snow cones for free and there will be a self-pay popcorn food truck.

This event is sponsored by a variety of generous donors such as Canon Motors, PPG, Atmos Energy, Northcentral Electric Cooperative, Prime Manufacturing, Calbee, City of Senatobia and Tate County.

If you’d like to learn more about Northwest CTE or Workforce Solutions, please visit

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