(WAUSAU, Wis.) – Northcentral Technical College (NTC) is pleased to recognize Church Mutual Insurance Company as the 2018–2019 Employer of the Year. The award was given to Church Mutual at NTC’s advisory committee breakfast on Wednesday, May 8.

NTC’s Employer of the Year award honors one employer whose efforts resulted in an extraordinary impact on NTC, its students, as well as in the community in which the employer operates. The organization demonstrates a commitment to the students, the academic programs and the overall mission of the college. Their leadership drives continuous improvement and innovation providing exemplary support to college efforts.

“Church Mutual Insurance Company is one of the most community minded companies that I have had the privilege of working with,” said Lori Weyers, Northcentral Technical College President. “As a premier partner and supporter of NTC, they have been instrumental in providing opportunities for our students, including Church Mutual IT Scholars and The Branch, both of which support valuable skills development and promote economic vitality for the region. A strong advocate that recognizes and promotes technical education through collaborative efforts with the College, Church Mutual has contributed to student scholarships, event sponsorships and capital campaigns, including making our vision for the Public Safety Center of Excellence in Merrill a reality.”

“Church Mutual is pleased to partner with NTC in so many ways because we believe strongly in the value NTC brings to the communities it serves,” said Rich Poirier, Church Mutual president and CEO. “NTC is making a big difference for this area by producing the well-educated, well-prepared workforce our employers need. We look forward to furthering our partnership with NTC, while continuing to hire its graduates. Overall, this relationship underscores our commitment to education and strengthening the economy in Central Wisconsin and beyond.”

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Northcentral Technical College (www.ntc.edu) is north central Wisconsin’s premier two-year college of choice and is a resource for all District residents. It provides individuals, organizations and businesses with quality skills training in a wide range of programs designed to build a competitive, technologically advanced workforce in today's rapidly changing global environment. NTC has seven convenient locations and three Centers of Excellence in Antigo, Medford, Merrill, Phillips, Spencer, Wausau and Wittenberg.