Niles is New Tech demonstration site

Hundreds of people could be coming to Niles next year as Niles New Tech Entrepreneurial Academy has been selected as a national demonstration site for the New Tech Network.

“It’s a big honor,” said Niles New Tech Director Jerry Holtgren, who received word of the selection a couple weeks ago.

It is rare, Holtgren said, for a first-year program such as Niles New Tech to be designated as a national demonstration site.

“We are one of a few,” he said.

Being a national demonstration site means other schools will visit Niles to see how it is implementing the New Tech program.