The Mid-Plains Community College in North Platte is now accepting applications for the Kiewit Scholars Program.
This program is geared toward non-traditional students, low-income individuals and GED recipients. Eligible participants may receive financial assistance with tuition, fees and books.
The goal of the program is to prepare adults for entry or re-entry into the workforce by teaching them specific skill sets that improve their chances of obtaining employment and/or increasing wages.
Coordinator Teresa Piccolo said the hope is that after students finish the Kiewit Scholars Program, they will continue to work toward an Associate of Applied Science degree, which enables them to become even more marketable in the workforce.
The 2018-19 Kiewit Scholars Program will allow students to earn certificates in just 10 months. The certificates provide the necessary entry-level requirements for many jobs in the area.
One of the main benefits of the Kiewit Scholars Program is that it provides students with assistance in transitioning into a college setting. The program empowers students as they learn about and experience college and encourages them as they develop a support group with their peers.
Kiewit students follow a strict attendance policy, have a study lab twice a week, job shadow, learn about career expectations, participate in an etiquette dinner and receive guidance with rsums, cover letters and mock job interviews.
The deadline to apply for the Kiewit Scholars Program is July 27, 2018. More information is available by contacting Piccolo at 535-3700 or email@example.com.