Nex-Tech Announces Technology Education Referral Program
LENORA — Nex-Tech recently announced the launch of a new technology education sponsorship program for students interested in telecommunications and information technology. Starting this year, students applying to the program may be considered for a scholarship covering tuition and books at NCK Tech.
In order to be considered for the program, students must first apply to a qualified program (telecommunications or information technology) with NCK Tech (www.ncktc.edu). Students will also complete the Nex-Tech Sponsorship Program Application, available on the Nex Tech website. Nex-Tech will review these applications and conduct interviews with selected candidates. At the end of the process, one or more students will be admitted into the Nex-Tech program.
Upon signing a program agreement, Nex-Tech will award scholarships in an amount equal to the full cost of tuition and books. The agreement indicates the students’ intent to complete the 18-month NCK Tech program and earn an Associate of Applied Science degree. Applicants will also be required to complete an internship at Nex-Tech between their first and second year in the program. After graduation, they will work at Nex-Tech for at least three years.
Although the Nex-Tech Technology and Sponsorship Program promises financial support to selected applicants, it also provides additional opportunities and experience.
“This is a great opportunity for students in our region,” said Jacque Beckman, youth services and training specialist at Nex-Tech. “Through this program, selected candidates will not only receive a solid background in telecommunications or information technology from NCK Tech, but they will also receive hands-on, on-the-job training using cutting-edge technologies, as well as mentoring. of an extremely talented and highly motivated team of specialists right here at Nex-Tech.
The unique partnership with NCK Tech is an exciting investment for all parties involved.
“We are thrilled to bring our telecommunications program to Hays and to partner with Nex-Tech. Their dedication to the field of telecommunications and their desire to help students looking to get into the field are greatly appreciated,” said said Corey Isbell Ed.D. , Vice President of Student Services and Education at NCK Tech. “NCK Tech is thrilled to have a partner who shares a desire to see students succeed. We look forward to working with Nex-Tech to make this program a regional training center for telecommunications fields!”
Students seeking admission to the program this year must complete and submit an application by February 1, 2022. Applicants can access this application and additional information about the program through the Nex-Tech website: https://www.nex-tech.com/About/Community/Nex-TechYouthServices/TechEdSponsorship.aspx