NWDC Celebrates Million Dollar Day

NWDC Celebrates Million Dollar Day
Posted on 07/08/2024
On July 3, three Northland organizations came together to boost Platte County School District's Northland Workforce Development Center (NWDC) campaign with $1 million in contributions. The commitments from Connections Bank ($250,000), the City of Riverside ($250,000), and the City of Kansas City ($500,000), will be matched 100% by the State of Missouri Grant. 

These funds will support the construction of a new centralized Northland Workforce Development Center, set to serve over 900 high school students—doubling Northland Career Center’s (NCC) current capacity. This project is seeking public and private funding without asking for a tax levy increase or bond issue from any Northland school district. 

The original Platte County Area Vocational Technical School (now NCC) was built in 1979, with the assistance of the Missouri General Assembly, federal grants/dollars, and local funding. NCC has twelve career-focused programs on its campus, and has outgrown its space with no room for expansion. A new location will support a larger and more diverse student population. Due to space limitations, NCC is turning away hundreds of qualified, interested students every year. 

In May of 2022, the Missouri State Legislature invested in this workforce initiative by appropriating a $30M matching grant to support NCC’s cause to build and grow a Northland workforce in Clay and Platte Counties, and has appropriated an additional $7M matching grant in 2024, for the planned $74M facility.

To learn more or help with the campaign, click here.