Professor Wilk joined the NPC faculty in 2012 with the task of totally revamping NPC's Construction curriculum. Now based on National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) standards, the program provides general knowledge of all phases of construction.
"Our first priority is to have our students be able to take a hands-on approach, to experiment and really find out what trade of construction they want to pursue," says Wilk. "Our second priority is to then help them be the most qualified and most in-demand students possible when they leave NPC."
"One of the biggest ways we help students become employable is having NCCER certifications as part of the curriculum. This means that our certifications are recognized nationally, allowing our students to be employable anywhere with portable credentials. Having a standardized curriculum ensures students are hired on the East Coast, in the Midwest, or in the Southwest; instruction is comparable because of what they've learned here at NPC."