GREEN BAY (NBC 26) — Northeast Wisconsin Technical College and the Greater Green Bay Chamber, with support from global technology company Xometry Inc., will provide scholarships to those pursuing a career in advanced manufacturing.
Xometry has committed to providing full-tuition scholarships for up to 50 NWTC students. The funds may also help cover books, housing, and transportation. Xometry is a digital marketplace connecting enterprise buyers with suppliers of manufacturing services.
Starting fall 2022, the Xometry scholarships will be available to NWTC students who have been accepted into one of the 27 qualifying programs. Examples of these scholarship programs include data analytics, electro-mechanical technology, manufacturing operations management, mechanical design technology, prototype and design, supply chain management, machine tool operation, machine tool CNC technician, metal fabrication, welding, and electrical engineering technology.
A news release from NWTC cites a labor shortage in the industry as one factor for encouraging more students to pursue manufacturing careers. NWTC says studies by the University of Wisconsin-Madison found that filling positions of soon-to-be retirees may be one of the industry’s biggest challenges over the next decade.
Applications for the scholarship are available now. For further information, visit nwtc.edu/scholarshipinfo.