HUTCHINSON, Kan. — Community colleges have always had the advantage of adapting to the business or industrial climate they’re located in. And a grant from Tyson Foods will allow Hutchinson Community College to do just that.
The college announced Friday that it has been selected as the recipient of a $15,000 grant from Tyson. The grant will allow HutchCC to offer its Mechanical Maintenance apprenticeship program to existing Hutchinson and South Hutchinson Tyson employees giving them promotional opportunities with the potential for higher pay.
”Tyson’s support of our apprenticeship program is greatly appreciated,” Dr. Carter File, President of Hutchinson Community College said. “With Tyson’s support, we look forward to working with their employees to equip them with the skills necessary to succeed in the workplace”.
Additionally, this investment from Tyson Foods will enable HutchCC to potentially include community members in this program who are not currently employed by Tyson but who have an interest in enhancing their skills and working for Tyson.