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Electronics/Telecommunications Academy to be Presented

Posted 1/15/10 (Fri)

Great opportunity for sophomore and junior high school students!  Ever wonder how your local telephone company provides you telephone and Internet service?  Ever think about a challenging, high skilled career in the Electronics and Telecommunications industry?


Here is your chance to find out if this career path is something that interests you.  Join many other students with the same interests at the 2010 Electronics Telecommunications Academy in Bismarck, N.D. during the first week of June.


The Electronics/Telecommunications Academy will be held in the Technical Center on the campus of Bismarck State College, Sunday, June 6 – Friday, June 11, 2010. 


Those attending the Academy will explore basic telecommunications skills and gain insight into many different career positions in the electronic/telecommunications industry. Classroom activities will focus on activities and tours designed to build insight into telecommunications skills and knowledge. 


Don’t miss out on the additional benefits of attending the Electronics/Telecommunications Academy:

  • Students completing the Academy will earn one-fourth school credit.
  • BEK sponsored students completing the Academy will be awarded a
  • $125 stipend from BEK Communications Cooperative
  • Bismarck State College Foundation will be offering $1,000 scholarships in related studies to three (3) students attending the Academy.  The scholarships will be awarded at the graduation ceremony on June 11, 2010.


Deadline for all applications is April 9, 2010.  For more information regarding the Telecommunications Academy, contact Tammy Heick, Telecommunications Academy Coordinator at (701) 250-7911 (Telephone AT&S Program).


Several agencies have partnered together to offer this great opportunity to current high school sophomores and juniors.  The 2010 Telecommunications Academy is sponsored by Bismarck Public Schools, Bismarck State College, North Dakota Department of Career & Technical Education, Telephone AT&S Program, BEK Communications Cooperative and several local independent telephone companies throughout the region.