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Telecom Career Exploration Academy to be Offered

Posted 2/01/11 (Tue)

Great Opportunity for you! Ever think about a challenging, high skilled career in the Telecommunications industry? Here is your chance to find out if this is something you’re interested in. Join many other students with the same interest at the 2011 Telecom Career Exploration Academy in Bismarck and try the new hands-on activities and program.

Telecom Career Exploration Academy will be held in the Bismarck Public Schools Career Academy building on the campus of Bismarck State College, June 5-10, 2011. Several agencies have partnered together to offer this great opportunity to current high school sophomores and juniors. These agencies include Bismarck Public Schools, Bismarck State College, North Dakota Department of Career & Technical Education, Telephone AT&S Program, BEK Communications and several other local independent telephone companies throughout the region.

Those attending this academy will be introduced to the new skills of emerging networks including: fiber optic and wireless data transport; and internet-protocol based television (IPTV) and more. 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 Telecom Career Exploration Academy:

   Students completing the Academy will earn one-fourth school credit

   BEK sponsored students completing the Academy will be awarded $125   stipend from BEK Communications.

The 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 10, 2011.

Deadline for applications is April 15, 2011. This is a unique opportunity for students to learn more about telecommunications career fields while earning high school credit. For more information regarding the Telecom Career Exploration Academy, contact your school counselor, or Tammy Heick, Electronics Telecommunication Academy Coordinator at 701.250.7911 (Telephone AT&S Program) or