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Wichita Area Technical College to pay tuition for high-demand programs

Wichita Area Technical College students in a composite fabrication class. (March 2, 2016)
Wichita Area Technical College students in a composite fabrication class. (March 2, 2016) The Wichita Eagle

Wichita Area Technical College has announced a new scholarship program geared toward specific high-wage, high-demand fields, according to a news release.

The college this week rolled out its plan for a program called Wichita Promise, which would pay tuition and fees for students studying for specific career pathways. The program would also offer students a guaranteed job interview.

The eligible courses of study include: aerospace manufacturing technology; aerospace coating and paint technology; composite technology; machining technology; automotive service technology; industrial automation and machine maintenance; carpentry, and nursing and medical assistant programs, among others, according to the release.

Textbooks and any possible tools needed for courses are not covered by the scholarships, according to the school’s website. In order to be considered for the scholarship program, individuals must enroll for the 2016 fall semester by July 1.

Those interested in learning more about the scholarships should attend an open house from 3 to 7 p.m. at the college’s south side center at 4501 E. 47th St. South or its campus at 301 S. Grove.

Information about the scholarship program is available online at watc.edu/wichitapromise.

Bryan Horwath: 316-269-6708, @bryan_horwath

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