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This dashboard was designed to help us report our progress to the community since we opened our doors in the fall of 2018.* 

Number of Students Enrolled


Current Minority Representation

(7.6% Female)


Graduation Rate

(this is almost three times the national average for community colleges which is 22% in three years)

Annual Economic Impact ($US)✝︎


Graduates Placed In Employment

Average Annual Wages ($US)

Certificates and Degrees Awarded by Field

Total Awarded = 229

The above numbers have been extrapolated from the following data …

  • NWTC has exceeded its benchmark of 75% of graduates placed into employment.
  • Northland’s graduation rate (of the 576 students who have been eligible to graduate thus far) is 60.9% with 351 students completing their training. This is almost three times the national average for community colleges which is 22% in three years.
  • NWTC’s current in-industry placement rate for employment is 82.5%.
  • These placements have a combined economic impact of more than $12 million dollars in wages added back into the local economy.
  • As has been demonstrated by placements to date, the impact on the graduates with an average starting wage of over $36, 000/year and the economic impact to the local WNY economy at over $12M is significant. This average wage is higher than the living wage in Erie County for a single adult ($34, 091 in 2022), based on MIT’s Living Wage Calculator.

Since opening in 2018, Northland Workforce Training Center (NWTC) has provided 932 individuals the opportunity to overcome personal and societal obstacles by facilitating training for in-demand professions in advanced manufacturing that provide family-sustainable wages with benefits and pathways out of generational poverty.

*Data Source: Programs outcomes data is from Northland WTC. Economic impact data was calculated by UBRI using IMPLAN.

** U.S. Department of Education, College Scorecard Data, 2020

✝︎Wage and Labor Income (projected through 2020-21, including direct and secondary impacts)