Church Mutual Insurance Company and Northcentral Technical College (NTC) have formed a partnership to introduce the new Scholars Program to benefit area students in the upcoming 2016-2017 fall semester.
The project will provide financial assistance to 2016 graduating central Wisconsin high school seniors who want to pursue a career in Information Technology (IT) and are enrolling in a computer science-related course of study at NTC.
March 15, 2016 was the deadline for applications for this program administered by Church Mutual’s Human Resources Department.
The scholarship covers tuition, fees, books and supplies. In exchange for the education assistance provided, participants will agree to work in Church Mutual’s IT department on a part-time basis while in school. Upon graduation, they will transition to full-time employment at the property and casualty insurance company based in Merrill.
“This is part of our continued commitment to Wisconsin-based institutions of higher learning,” Church Mutual president and CEO Rich Poirier said. “This offer is the whole package, providing opportunities for free education and guaranteed employment upon graduation. Programs like this help us continue to be THE employer of choice in central Wisconsin.”
“The Scholars Program provides financial support to select IT students at NTC, while ensuring employment for those students both during and after college,” NTC President Dr. Lori Weyers said. “We are proud to collaborate with Church Mutual and provide the skilled IT workforce the company needs.”
“We are excited to announce this launch of the Scholars Program,” Church Mutual Vice President – Chief Information Officer Scott Names said. “We’re looking for talented students interested in an IT career who also love the many opportunities to live and play in the Northwoods. This program provides that, while removing many of the financial worries that tend to come with higher education today.”
For more information go to www.churchmutual.com/scholarsprogram.