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NCC Enters New Industrial Partnership


New Standard Corporation Plant Manager Michael Tormenti (left) and Manufacturing Engineer Caleb Hurlebaus (right) explain a Computer Numerical Control Machining process to NCC President Dr. Bill Carver at New Standard Corporation.

Nash Community College and New Standard Corporation are partnering to offer an Intern/Community College Work Partnership Program. The goal of the program is to encourage individuals to enter Advanced Manufacturing programs at Nash Community College including Computer-Integrated Machining, Electrical Systems, Welding Technology and Industrial Systems Technology​,​ and to prepare them for real-world careers. The partnership promotes completion of associate degree programs in preparation for a technologically oriented workforce and provides incentives for college students pursuing these programs such as paid work experiences.

Caleb Hurlebaus, Manufacturing Engineer at New Standard Corporation,​ helped facilitate the partnership. During high school, he completed an internship at Edwards, Inc., and was offered full-time employment after graduating from Northern Nash High School in 2011. He enrolled at Nash Community College earning a degree in Computer-Integrated Machining. While at Nash, Caleb landed his position​ as Computer Numerical Control Laser Operator​ at New Standard Corporation and was promoted to Manufacturing Engineer following graduation.

“I wanted to ​strengthen New Standard’s recruiting ​efforts with Nash. Having experienced the advanced manufacturing training at NCC myself, and being able to apply my skills as a college student, and then being hired at New Standard Corporation, I understand the​ value and​ need ​of​ real-world training.” Hurlebaus said. “It is a natural fit with the college ​serving ​as a feeder bringing highly skilled employees into local advanced manufacturing positions.”

New Standard Corporation provides financial support to ​eligible ​​NCC student​s​ including tuition reimbursement up to 50​ percent, and offers employment during the period of study up to 25 hours per week. Upon graduation from Nash Community College, ​p​rogram students who have completed the degree requirements and have satisfactory work performance will be considered for full-time employment.

If selected for full​-​time employment after graduation, the student may apply through the company’s tuition reimbursement program to help cover ​any​ remaining school loans. 

Additionally, graduates of the program who obtain full​-​time employment with New Standard Corp​oration​, and have interest in attaining a bachelor’s degree, may be eligible for the Tuition Assistance Program.

This program is designed for Nash Community College student​s seeking experience, mentoring, and employment related to their academic program or area of study in a machining, manufacturing operations or electrical/mechanical setting.  The work/study/scholarship program is expected to enhance a student’s work, personal,​ ​academic​ and on-the-job​ competencies. ​​Student​ recipients​ are chosen each year based on eligibility requirements, as space is available, through an application and interview process.

New Standard Corporation is a manufacturer of metal stampings, fabrications and value-added assemblies offering value engineering and analysis.