STEM, job-ready programs

July 30, 2014 by Anonymous

Northland Pioneer College will utilize a $375,400 allocation from the Arizona state legislature to purchase critical, high-cost equipment needed to strengthen workforce and job-ready programs in Navajo and Apache counties.

With the endorsement of Governor Jan Brewer, the Arizona state legislature allocated funds to each of the state’s community college districts to bolster educational opportunities in critical Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) and workforce readiness programs. “These state funds allow NPC to purchase critical, high-cost equipment for in-demand programs, both locally and nationally, giving students additional and stronger pathways to employment and university transfer,” explained Dr. Jeanne Swarthout, president of the college.

This is the second year NPC received a state STEM allocation. Last year’s $122,600 allocation purchased equipment for the automotive, construction technology, welding and nursing programs.

“NPC thanks the legislature and Governor Brewer for continued support as we build programs for the future of northeastern Arizona’s communities,” Swarthout continued. “Working together with a supportive legislature, governor and vital K-12 partners, NPC is helping to build the region’s economy by training job-ready and highly-skilled workers.”

Northland Pioneer College serves the residents of Navajo and Apache counties through four regional campuses and five centers with a variety of educational options for academic, career and technical and personal enrichment. NPC supports each student’s educational goals through affordable tuition, small class sizes and caring, professional instructors. For more information about NPC programs and services, call (800) 266-7845.

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