NCC Enters New Industrial Partnership
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 students 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, program 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 Corporation, 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 students 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.