In 2014, KTEC 4K-8 expanded from one campus to two, and its student body tripled in size. At this time, KTEC was also building partnerships with Snap-on Incorporated, National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3), and Gateway Technical College.
By the time of the 2014 expansion, Snap-on and KTEC had taken some very preliminary steps toward writing a tool curriculum that focused on tool identification, safety, and application for elementary students. Since the expansion, an Innovation Lab was created in collaboration with Snap-on at the West campus. KTEC 4K-8 has hosted over 1,000 visitors from around the country since the Innovation Lab’s creation.
A partnership with KTEC and NC3 was first built around a kindergarten through eighth grade tool curriculum, which has since been completed and purchased by other educational institutions.