New Northeast-Wayne State Agreement Aims to Strengthen Region’s Industrial Technology Workforce |
“The proximity of our colleges to each other also opens the door for students to enroll in both schools simultaneously to create a seamless academic journey without the difficult stopping and starting typical of some transfer programs,” said Oars.
Students enrolled in a number of concentrations qualify for the new program, including agriculture, business services, IT, construction, design, industrial management, industrial trades, management services, manufacturing and security related occupations. Students transferring from the Northeast will have the opportunity to apply for scholarships transferred through Wayne State.
College officials pointed out that graduates who earn bachelor’s degrees in technical fields have the opportunity to earn higher salaries – over $ 600,000 more than people with two-year degrees over the course of a year. 40-year professional career, according to the US Census Bureau. .
Such degrees can also lead to better employment opportunities, as an increasing number of careers require or prefer applicants with a bachelor’s degree, in addition to opportunities for faster advancement in management and supervisory roles, they declared.
Northeast and Wayne State College have a long-standing working and transfer relationship to serve students, dating back to 1986. Over the years, various institutional and programmatic agreements have been signed to create a seamless transfer of pathways for students between schools. two colleges. In addition, both institutions offer courses at the College Center in South Sioux City.