Nashua Community College to graduate 6th class of Microelectronics Boot Camp students Friday, Dec. 8
NASHUA, NH - The Microelectronics Boot Camp, a noncredit career training program at Nashua Community College, is preparing to graduate its sixth class of students this Friday, Dec. 8 at 10 AM. In the week leading up to graduation, many students have been busy undergoing job interviews with multiple manufacturing companies in Greater Nashua.
The program was developed with BAE Systems more than a year ago, and graduated its first class in October 2016. The 10-week session trains students in wire and ribbon bonding; a coveted skill for advanced manufacturing companies in New Hampshire. As of the 5th graduating class, the hiring rate for alumni stands at 95 percent.
“There aren’t any other classes that have a return on investment that matches this one,” said Derek Sousa, who is preparing to graduate this Friday. “Kids spend $100,000 to start off between $40 and $50,000 a year, and if this class if you have to pay out-of-pocket, it’s $5,500 for the same return with the top tier companies in this business,” Sousa said, comparing four-year programs with the 10-week Microelectronics Boot Camp.
The program is overseen by Corporate and Continuing Education Coordinator Jon Mason, and Prof. Steve Jencks.
About Nashua Community College
Since 1970, Nashua Community College has been successfully meeting the educational needs of the Greater Nashua area by providing a high quality, two-year, post-secondary education. The college partners closely with area industries that provide students with a unique perspective in their fields of study, allowing for a real-world experience to further their academic journey. Students can choose from a variety of associate degree and certificate programs, with six programs now being offered online. Nashua Community College is a member of the Community College System of New Hampshire. The seven community colleges in the system are committed to working with businesses throughout the state to train and retain employees to develop a robust workforce across all sectors and embraces the “65 by 25 initiative,” which calls for 65 percent of New Hampshire citizens to have some form of postsecondary education by 2025 to meet future workforce demands. For more information about Nashua Community College, visit http://nashuacc.edu.