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KC Tech Academy




KC Tech Academy, a non-profit organization, is an advanced manufacturing training program currently serving high school students and soon adding an adult program as well. In partnership with Northland Career Center, our 2-year competency based program is being conducted at the NCC location in Platte City. KC Tech is the organization that will bring industry and education together for a great experience and market value asset for our students teaching the high-tech skills many manufacturers are seeking. Being the main driver for curriculum development within the program, KC Tech’s main goal is to focus on practical hands-on skills that are relevant and many businesses are seeking by an instructor with excellent industry experience. We are building a successful pipeline of workforce ready students excited about a career in manufacturing with the soft skills needed to be successful upon graduation. Another important initiative for KC Tech is to increase awareness with consistent outreach to students, parents, and our community about the many high-tech and well paying roles available in this industry to increase the number of students going into manufacturing after graduation. The KC Tech Academy mission is: KC Tech Academy delivers industry-led education to empower life-ready manufacturing professionals.

ABOUT THIS PROGRAM: This two-year program allows students to earn dual credit toward an Associate Degree and/or certification in a variety of areas related to the manufacturing industry (For example; CAD, CNC, HVAC, Industrial Electrical, Industrial Maintenance, Major Appliance Technology, Millwright, Welding and more). Cutting edge technology has changed the way products are manufactured in the United States and abroad. These changes have increased the need for specialized careers in the development and maintenance of the computers/machines that produce the goods we use on a daily basis. This program utilizes a variety of lab space and equipment to assist students in choosing the manufacturing career that is right for them. Internship opportunities during the 2nd semester of a student’s second year are available for the qualified candidate.


Mr. Sayre

Mr. Sayre joined the NCC staff in the fall of 2020. He has more than two decades of manufacturing/production experience in a wide range of fields. He's performed nearly every job from Apprentice Mechanic to Controls Engineer and eventually worked his way up to the plant Industrial Maintenance Manager. He studied Industrial Maintenance at MCC Business and Technology Center early in his career. The chances are good that if it has something to do with manufacturing or production technology, he's either done it or been part of a team working on it. He's also had the privilege to work with Oak Park High School Robotics as a mentor for the past several years. "I'm excited to join NCC," Sayre said. " I am looking forward to sharing my experience and knowledge in these high demand fields with the next generations." 

Contact Mr. Sayre

Phone: 816-505-5505 x1707   




Hourly Wage

Average Salary

Maintenance Technician

$ 19.07

$ 39,670


$ 22.15

$ 46,080

HVAC Mechanics & Installers

$ 27.08

$ 56,330

CNC Programmers



Industrial Machinery Mechanics



Drafters & Engineering Techs

$ 33.44

$ 69,560


$ 35.94


Control Room Operators

$ 74,750

$ 87,470

*Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2019


Kim Palomarez
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Phone: 816-858-5505 


  • Industry Problem Solving/Measurement

  • Mechanical Skills

  • Blueprint Reading/Processes and Controls

  • Electricity Concepts

  • Quality and Lean Manufacturing

  • Thermodynamics and Chemistry

  • Robotics

  • OSHA Safety Concepts

  • CDL Basic Operation


Students may earn OSHA 10 and Fanuc Robot Certification.


  • Students may earn up to 17 hours of dual credit through Metropolitan Community College.  


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