Church Mutual Insurance Company will extend a program that offers 100 percent paid college tuition to qualified students at Northcentral Technical College, Church Mutual announced Monday.
The IT Scholars Program is designed to support the educational goals of graduating high school seniors aspiring to a career in IT and enrolling in either the IT-Software Developer or IT-Network Specialist programs at NTC during the fall 2018 semester. In exchange for free tuition, participants work part-time in Church Mutual’s IT department while attending college at NTC.
“Church Mutual helped me get a plan ready for my schedule to ensure I can focus on school first,” said Zachary McCarthy, IT Scholar and IT-Network Specialist student at NTC. “I also get the opportunity to take what I am learning in class and use that knowledge in a work environment.”
McCarthy is one of three students selected as an IT Scholar during the 2017-18 academic year. Alexander Johnson and Hunter Reiff are also part of this year’s cohort, studying at NTC and working at Church Mutual. After earning an associate degree, IT Scholars have the opportunity to transfer to a four-year partner college to complete a bachelor’s degree in an IT program and, upon graduation, receive full-time employment with Church Mutual.
“We thank Church Mutual for providing this opportunity to IT students at NTC,” said Chris Severson, Dean of Business and Community Services at NTC. “The IT Scholars Program not only gives financial support to our local talent, it keeps our skilled workforce employed in the area.”
The IT Scholars Program application will be available until April 13, 2018, and can be found online at www.churchmutual.com/scholarsprogram. For more information, visit www.ntc.edu.