Designed to be a hands-on learning laboratory, the Smart Home will provide real world teaching and learning opportunities to prepare students for work in the restoration, insurance, construction and government industries, the release noted.
The Smart Home, to be located at NTC''s Agriculture Center of Excellence
, will feature curriculum in restoration science and serve as a site for program and continuing education opportunities in green technology, the release stated.
"By understanding the needs of our communities, NTC provides the educational support needed to be successful in the careers of the future," said Lori Weyers, NTC president.
"This collaboration provides another wonderful example of business and higher education partnering to create more jobs for central Wisconsin," Weyers added.