Articles Tagged with: Goodland KS

Blockchain Technology Needed for Visa Trademarks

A recent article highlighted Visa filing trademarks in the cryptocurrency space. The trademarks applications filed by Visa that are related to software will use blockchain technology to verify cryptocurrency transactions. One of the other trademark applications includes creating “collectible NFTs” and providing “virtual environments” for users.

Goodland Tech isn’t training lawyers to file patents, but the patents that Visa has filed tell us where they believe digital currency, blockchain, and cryptography are headed.  Goodland Tech trains software developers how to build the types of applications that Visa references, such as digital transactions, digital currency wallets, and cryptocurrency wallets.  Consider one area of the patent–“managing and verifying cryptocurrency transactions using blockchain technology”–and it’s easy to envision how graduates of NWKTC’s Cloud & Crypto Computing Program would be ideally suited for this work.  Consider just one specialization: a graduate of the “Blockchain” track would focus on distributed ledgers and would be uniquely qualified to guarantee the validity of information, data, and applications in any of the software products that Visa might develop.

Good Day Kansas Segment

Did you see this weekend’s Good Day Kansas segment about Goodland Tech? KSN’s Jillian Carroll came out for a tour of Goodland Tech and interviewed Ben Coumerilh about growth of the team here in Goodland and the Crypto Apprenticeship Program.

Ben shared how Goodland Tech was built to transform the lives of motivated people – educating, training, and building modern work teams around Crypto, Blockchain, and Web3 technologies in historically agricultural communities.

Gone are the days when you had to head off to Silicon Valley to build the future. The path to possible is right here in Kansas. Goodland Tech and Northwest Tech are training the next generation of cryptocurrency software developers.

Don’t miss our virtual information sessions or look for us at an event near you. The team is also always accessible via phone [785-734-0839] or email [].

Life After High School Graduation is Not One Size Fits All.

We’ve spoken with quite a few parents over the past few months who have been struggling with a son or daughter who decided they didn’t want to go to college. So, what’s a parent to do when their child decides not to go to college, and opts to stay home instead?  

Attending a 4-year university is not the only way to get started in a stable, lifelong career with an upward trajectory. Too few people recognize that apprenticeships are an excellent option for high school graduates that allows them to:

  • Earn a livable wage.
  • Obtain a credential and get real life experience.
  • Master a skill without debt.

Through our tuition reimbursement program, your students can get started in a career without taking on any student debt. To make our program more effective we pair our Crypto Apprentice Program with courses at Northwest Kansas Technical College; applying course work to real projects with our clients creates the professional development that leads to real jobs.

A common statement we hear is from students is, “I have no idea what I want to do with my life, but I don’t want to figure it out while stressing myself out in classes and getting into debt.” If that sounds familiar, speak to our knowledgeable team at (785)734-0839, send us an email at “” or join one of our virtual information sessions.

Applications are open for starting this fall or spring (January).

Goodland Goes High Tech

We all hear how companies in the US are struggling to find high quality tech talent. Silicon Valley and the tech industry at large embraces distributed talent, not as a stopgap, but as a permanent viable solution for building and scaling their engineering teams. With the Bureau of Labor Statistics projecting a 21.5% employment growth for software developers between 2019 and 2029 the landscape appears well-situated for Goodland Tech.

A recent article in Northwest Kansas Today explored how Goodland Tech is creating professional, high paying opportunities with those who no longer want to compromise on location when it comes to their career. NWKEICI Executive Director Scott Sproul was interviewed about their relationship with Goodland Tech’s approach to workforce development, “It’s an innovative approach to solving population decline and creating economic opportunities for people who may not have had that opportunity to stay here in the region.” 

Graduating with zero student debt and knowing you’ll have a job with Goodland Tech can positively impact your future and give you future financial independence.

The newly revised Crypto Computing Program prepares students for employment in software and app development. During the first half of the program, students complete classes introducing them to full stack development within five different pathways (DevOps, Backend, Frontend, Product Design & Product Management and Blockchain).

During year two, students pursue their chosen pathway as part of a full stack development team. They focus on real projects to enable accelerated learning while working on live projects with employers and clients.

With the highly tailored courses at Northwest Kansas Technical College and Goodland Tech’s ongoing commitment to training and development, our talented community is poised to offer one of the best talent pools in the country for businesses looking into partnerships to carry out their custom development needs.

When talking to Goodland Tech clients Ben Coumerilh often says, “The cost of living is considerably lower in Goodland; our people tend to value long-term relationships with, and commitment to, employers. We appreciate the opportunity to work on world-class, cutting-edge technologies, and value committed employer-employee relationships more than the opportunity to “jump ship” to the company down the street. In other words, Goodland Tech’s experts have world-class technical abilities but small town values.”

Goodland Tech recently launched virtual information sessions to help spread the word to interested families in Northwest Kansas; applications are still open to start this fall. The team is also always accessible via phone [ 785-734-0839 ] or email [ ].