Globe University and Minnesota School of Business (MSB) have teamed up with
Eagan, Minn.-based Northwest Technical Institute (NTI), a technical school
specializing in engineering and architectural design and drafting programs that
boast nearly 100 percent job placement and 85–90 percent student completion
With the addition of NTI’s programs at Globe and MSB, students can earn Associate
in Applied Science degrees in Engineering Drafting and Design, and
Architectural Drafting and Design.
The university’s Woodbury, Minn. campus will be the first to offer the NTI
programs beginning April 2012. In July 2012 students can also enroll in the
programs at MSB’s campuses in Plymouth and Blaine, Minn. More campuses,
including several in Wisconsin, will begin offering the programs later in the
NTI will phase out its Eagan facility over the next 18 months. NTI has
trained thousands of students over several decades and has been a long-respected
member of the Minnesota technical college landscape. Like Globe and MSB, NTI is
also locally-owned and family-managed—with a mission of helping students achieve
success. “The many similarities between our two colleges helped convince us that
this partnership was the right thing to do for our students,” said Jeff Myhre,
vice president operations, Globe University.
Both schools offer small class sizes, instructors with industry experience
and a hands-on learning philosophy that provides students with real-world
experiences while using the latest equipment.
“These programs are designed for students who are creative and fascinated by
how things work,” said Keith Fossen, NTI president. Depending on the program,
students learn to use computer aided drafting and design (CADD) software such as
SolidWorks and Creo (Pro-Engineer) and AutoCAD; design for manufacturing and
assembly; product data management; green design and LEED, and building
As part of Globe and MSB, program graduates will also receive the
university’s customary lifelong job-search assistance.
Globe is taking applications now for these exciting technical programs at its
Woodbury, Minn. campus. Contact 877-303-6060 or visit Drafting
and Design on Globe’s website.
About Globe University and Minnesota School of Business (MSB)
Globe University and Minnesota School of Business (MSB) are part of Globe
Education Network(GEN), a family-managed collaborative body of career
colleges, universities and training centers based in Woodbury, Minn. Through its
mission, We Care, the organization integrates hands-on and career-focused
education with service- and applied-learning experiences that expose students to
their communities and real-world situations. Globe University and MSB are
accredited and offer master’s degrees, bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees,
diplomas and certificates in several career fields. More than 30 programs are
About Northwest Technical Institute (NTI)
NTI was established as a private drafting school more than 50 years ago. The
school’s unique programs prepare graduates for careers in product design and
engineering technology, and architectural building technology. Its programs are
accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
Programs are also approved by the Minnesota State Approval Agency to offer VA
educational benefits to eligible veterans and eligible dependents. All classes
are taught by instructors with industry experience on up-to-date equipment, and
students participate in real-world experiences with local employers.
Historically, nearly 100% of graduates find jobs in the field.
About Keith Fossen, NTI president
Keith Fossen is a business leader and international entrepreneur with
experiences in the U.S., Mexico, Italy, Germany, Scotland, Netherlands and
China. Following 20 years of industry leadership with manufacturing
organizations such as Hoffman Engineering, Ingersoll-Rand, The Lozier
Corporation and The Manitowoc Company, he joined Northwest Technical Institute
(NTI). Fossen became NTI president in 2005, following the retirement of the
school’s founder, Norris Nelson. In his pursuit of operational excellence,
Fossen sees the need for high-quality technical education that’s focused on
balancing student needs and employer wants. He is a graduate of Thomas Edison
State College in Trenton, N.J. with continuing studies at Walden University.