Hundreds of former Northcentral Technical students headed out into the real world Saturday.
NTC held their graduation ceremony at Wausau West High School; 550 students completed their programs at NTC this spring semester.
School officials say that number has been gradually increasing at a rate of about 10 percent more students each year.
"Oh, I'm just so proud of them and I'm just so grateful that they've chosen NTC and that we've been able to have an impact on their lives," said Kris Janse, NTC Student Life Director.
NTC's graduates have a very high success rate of finding work right after school. Janse says more than 90 percent of the students that graduate already have a job lined up.