Scholarship Available for In-Demand Advanced Manufacturing Training at NICC
February 7, 2017
CALMAR & PEOSTA—Elevate Iowa, a non-profit initiative promoting career opportunities in advanced manufacturing, is offering a $500 scholarship to an Iowa high school senior interested in studying a manufacturing-related career at Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC).
Each of Iowa’s 15 community colleges received support from Elevate Advanced Manufacturing to support one scholarship award this year.
NICC advanced manufacturing programs to which the scholarship can apply include Welding, Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Machinist Technician, Electromechanical Technician, Engineering Technology, Gas Utility Construction and Service, Heating and Air Conditioning, Industrial Maintenance Technician and a variety of others. To explore different program options at NICC, visit www.nicc.edu/advancedmanufacturing.
Interested candidates should apply by completing the application found at www.elevateiowa.com (click on “About” and select “Elevate Scholarship Program”). Applications are due March 31, 2017. For more information about manufacturing careers, visit www.elevateiowa.com.
ABOUT ELEVATE IOWA: Elevate Iowa (www.elevateiowa.com) is a statewide, integrated marketing campaign to promote careers and educational pathways in advanced manufacturing. The initiative is directed by a coalition of all 15 Iowa Community Colleges represented by the Iowa- Advanced Manufacturing (I-AM) Consortium, the Iowa Association of Business and Industry, the Iowa Department of Workforce Development, the Iowa Department of Education, the private manufacturing sector and the State of Iowa. The initiative is funded in part by the I-AM Consortium, which is 100% financed through a grant from the Department of Labor’s Employment & Training Administration. Elevate Iowa offers resources to the public specifically targeting those eligible for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) for workers, unemployed/underemployed Iowans, U.S. veterans, along with K-12 students and their families.