WAUSAU – Northcentral Technical College will offer a new academy at Medford High School next fall to fill a need for skilled workers in the Medford Area.

The Industrial Electronics and Maintenance Technician Academy also will be available during the evenings, so local businesses can receive advanced training for their workers.

“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, in a NTC news release.

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. 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 about $1,600 in tuition.

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.

Students and parents are encouraged to contact their school counselor for more information.

Photo courtesy NTC.