WATC is committed to help close the skills gap in Wichita and that is why, thanks to local support, the Wichita Promise Scholarship is back with more programs than ever.
WICHITA, KAN- As employers see a shortage of skilled workers, Wichita Area Technical College (WATC) is committed to help close the skills gap and increase Wichita’s skilled workforce by removing barriers that keep individuals from getting trained. For the third time this year WATC is offering The Wichita Promise scholarship program that pays tuition and fees for specific high wage, high demand jobs, provides training, credentials, certifications, personal career coaching by WATC’s Career Services department and a guaranteed interview upon completion.
Cory McMillan, WATC machining student and fall 2016 Wichita Promise scholarship recipient said, “ It’s given us everything we need to succeed. Without the financial support from Wichita Promise, I would probably be in a job that offered little promise and I just want more than that.”
Eligible programs for fall 2017 semester include:
- ASSEMBLY MECHANIC – SHEET METAL
- COMPOSITE TECHNOLOGY – FABRICATION
- MACHINING TECHNOLOGY – CNC OPERATOR
- AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE TECHNOLOGY
- INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SYSTEMS – IT ESSENTIALS
- CONSTRUCTION SCIENCE – CARPENTRY INTRODUCTION
- INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION
- PRE-HEALTH for:
· SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY
· PRACTICAL NURSE
· MEDICAL ASSISTANT
· DENTAL ASSISTANT
Individuals interested in learning more about the Wichita Promise should attend WATC’s Open House April 25 from 3 p. m. -7 p.m. at WATC’s Southside Center located at 4501 E. 47th St. S or City Center at 301 S. Grove. To learn more about the Open House visit watc.edu/openhouse and for more information on the Wichita Promise visit watc.edu/wichitapromise.
WATC is a Kansas Board of Regents institution and the state’s leader in modern technical education, offering 100 programs of study in aviation, healthcare, manufacturing, design and business. WATC serves as managing partner of the National Center for Aviation Training (NCAT) in Wichita. Additionally, NCAT is home to some operations of Wichita State University and its National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR).