Quarterly Newsletter – March 2022

March 3rd, 2022 was a big day for our educational institutions in the CNMI as NMTech and PSS partnered to create the Trading Up Program – a dual enrollment program that offers high school students the opportunity to gain exposure to the various career pathways available to them at NMTech! 

The Memorandum of Agreement signing ceremony took place at the NMTech campus, where the partnership between NMTech and PSS was solidified by NMTech’s Chief Executive Officer Jodina Attao M.Ed. and PSS’ Commissioner of Education Alfred Ada, Ed.D. 

This day not only witnessed NMTech’s expansion in camaraderie for the benefit of future generations, NMTech also bid farewell to one of its board members, Mr. Mario Valentino. Mr. Valentino, we appreciate all you have done and wish you good luck on your endeavors! 

Happy Women’s Month | March 8 – International Women’s Day

On March 11th, 2022, NMTech engaged in another Professional Development training hosted by Island Training Solutions, this time focusing on Emotional Intelligence, Effective Communication, and Work Ethics. 

In this training, we learned the importance of understanding someone’s emotions (and our own) and how to better interact with them based on their emotions. We also earned how to become better effective communicators. 

March 15th, 2022, NMTech participated in an outreach hosted by the CNMI Office of Vocational Rehabilitation at the Saipan World Resort. 

March 18th 2022, NMTech partnered with the CNMI Women’s Affairs Office in celebration of Women’s Month. “Caesar & Carbonara” Night featured NMTech chefs demonstrating the proper techniques and procedures for preparing and executing a classic Caesar Salad and Carbonara dish. It was an evening filled with fun, laughs, and a lot of eating! Special thanks to MarPac for the beverages! 

Our third and final training for the quarter with Island Training Solution focused on the values of teamwork. It is the ideas, the effort, and the actions of a team that make a company operate smoothly. To our team at NMTech, you’re an amazing bunch; we are so lucky to work alongside each of you everyday as we continue our journey! 

Quarterly Newsletter – February 2022

NMTech’s Steve Sablan and Luis Deleon Guerrero spent February 14th, 2022 through February 16th, 2022 attending a 24-hour Disaster Response Advanced First Aid (DRAFA) training under the University of Colorado. The course taught the proper procedures for assessing an area after a disaster to ensure safety for the rescue team, checking a patient’s airway, monitoring the patient’s breathing and vitals, treating an injury, as well as prioritizing and taking notes when assessing the injury.



On February 23rd 2022, NMTech faculty, staff and students, along with Island Summer Auto Fest and Team Exotic Minis, Marianas Chapter donated clothes, food, water and toys to the Tonga Society of the CNMI to help our neighboring island of Tonga from the Hunga Tonga–Hunga Ha’apai volcano eruption and the tsunami that occurred earlier this year. We hope the donations of the community helped alleviate the struggles Tonga experienced.

On February 25th, 2022, NMTech participated in a Professional Development training hosted by Island Training Solutions. The training focused on the topic of Customer Service. The key ingredient to awesome customer service: SMILE!

Quarterly Newsletter – January 2022

January 2022

On January 27th 2022, the Motheread /Fatheread CNMI Literacy Program accepted Toy Story characters from NMTech to use as displays in their program. We hope the children love them!

Additionally, we received 14 pairs of safety shoes for our Department of Corrections students. A huge thank you to the Rotary Club of Saipan for your kind donation!

January 28th 2022 was a busy day for NMTech. We welcomed new and returning students to school by hosting two Student Orientation sessions. During orientation, students are informed on policies and procedures, safety precautions, and given a tour of the campus.

Captured in the photo is Rosiel Holgado, Student Services Coordinator, and Lucio Saures, Facilities & Maintenance Manager, discussing the layout of NMTech for safety evacuation procedures.

Meanwhile, the Northern Marianas College (NMC) hosted a Professional Development Training for the NMTech faculty. Thank you to our partners at the NMC Community Development Institute, NMC School of Education, and PSS Career and Technical Education Program!

NMTech visited the islands of Tinian and Rota to establish our presence and discuss the opportunities we may offer to our people. From January24th 2022 through January 25th 2022, NMTech met with the Tinian Municipal Council, Acting Mayor Joseph Santos, and Department of Labor Resident Director Jay Jess San Nicolas to discuss the needs of Tinian and how NMTech can assist with education and training to build capacity at their respective island.

Continuing on to Rota, on January 31st 2022 through February 1st 2022, NMTech met with Honorable Mayor Efraim Atalig, visited the NMC Rota campus, presented to the students of Dr. Rita Hocog Inos Jr./Sr. High School, and hosted a town hall at the Sinapalo Youth Center.


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