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  • Technical Scholars Program

    York Technical College's Technical Scholars program - known informally as "Tech Scholars" - provides students and businesses with a unique partnership opportunity that combines real-world job training and academics, bringing hands-on experience to students and quality technicians to area companies.

  • Benefits for Students

    Unlike traditional internships and co-op programs, Tech Scholars is a sponsorship agreement where the host company supports a student's journey by providing:

    • On-the-job training in a chosen field
    • Free tuition and books
    • Free tools and supplies
    • A starting salary of approximately $10/hour, with incentive increases at the sponsor's discretion
    • Employment benefits, if provided by company policy
    • Flexible work schedules

    Benefits for Employers

    York Technical College is committed to developing highly-skilled technicians for area industries through its proven process of selecting, training, and promoting high-caliber students. Partnering with York Tech provides:

    • A competitive edge in meeting immediate and long-term staffing needs
    • A pipeline of quality candidates to fill entry-level positions
    • Assistance recruiting, interviewing and evaluating new talent
    • A chance to recruit and develop relationships with potential full-time employees while they are still in school
    • On-campus advocates for your company

  • Eligibility

    The Tech Scholars program is available to all full-time York Tech students who:

    • Are enrolled in an approved program of study
    • Maintain a grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or greater
    • Are available for 20 hours of work per week
    • Can successfully pass drug and background screenings (no felony convictions)
  • How to Apply

    Students interested in applying to the Tech Scholars program need to complete the following steps:

    1. If not currently enrolled, apply for admission to the college.
    2. Complete a Tech Scholars application.
    3. Apply for Financial Aid using the FAFSA. Enter the York Tech code 003996 in the School Release section.

    Questions?

    Contact Ashley Segal or Chris Cimino