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(WAUSAU, Wis.) – In partnership with Medford School District, Northcentral Technical College (NTC) is pleased to offer a new academy at Medford High School next fall. The Industrial Electronics and Maintenance Technician (IEMT) Academy has been created due to a need for skilled workers in the field within the greater Medford area.

“Local business had reached out to NTC in need of Electrical Mechanical workers so in partnership with the Medford School district we are going to begin building that pipeline to fill the need in our community,” said Shanna Hackel, Dean of NTC’s Regional Campuses.

Through the partnership, Medford High School will host the academy and NTC will provide the equipment and curriculum. Juniors and seniors will have the opportunity to earn up to 12 credits at no cost by completing the IEMT Academy because the classes will be offered through NTC’s dual credit, which allows high school students to earn college-level credit in their school, tuition free. The credits that students earn in the IEMT Academy can be applied toward the IEMT technical degree at NTC, allowing students to get a jump start on college and save approximately $1,600+ in tuition. Students and parents are encouraged to contact their school counselor for more information.

Additionally, advanced IEMT training will also be available during the evenings, so local businesses can receive advanced training for their workers.

“This partnership exemplifies the ways that businesses, schools and NTC work together to collaboratively meet the needs of employers in the area,” said Tracy Brewer, Business Development Manager at NTC.

For more information about advanced IEMT training for professionals, contact Tracy Brewer, Business Development Manager at NTC, by calling 715.803.1377 or emailing brewer@ntc.edu.

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Northcentral Technical College (www.ntc.edu) is north central Wisconsin's premier two-year college of choice and is a resource for all District residents. It provides individuals, organizations and businesses with quality skills training in a wide range of programs designed to build a competitive, technologically advanced workforce in today's rapidly changing global environment. NTC has seven convenient locations and three Centers of Excellence in Antigo, Medford, Merrill, Phillips, Spencer, Wausau and Wittenberg.