NTT College Launches New Program to Give Colorado Students the Skills Employers Need

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College’s Employer Network Reinforces Department of Ed’s Push for Gainful Employment

“I’m pleased to see NTT take this proven academic approach to a broader audience and believe that it will produce highly skilled candidates who are ready to enter the workforce," said Jim Fleming, Technical Skills Instructor for Boeing Craft College.

NTT College of Skilled Trades, the higher education arm of NTT Inc., is set to open its doors this summer, launching its Industrial Electricity program, the first of a series of programs that prepare students for high demand industrial occupations. The program’s proven approach allows students to gain targeted skills in as little as six months, as opposed to traditional two and four year programs. Additionally, the licensed College will be able to leverage a large network of potential employers to help students secure job prospects upon graduation.

A leader in industrial training since 1984, NTT Inc. has trained more than a half a million people. Its clients include Boeing, Ford Motor Company, GE, Procter and Gamble, Brandywine Realty Trust, Calpine Corporation, Steel Dynamics and Union Pacific, as well as numerous government and military organizations.

“There is a huge population of students today that don’t fit the four or even two year collegiate program mold – these students need a more efficient and effective way to obtain the necessary skills and quickly get a job,” said Dr. Howard Block, director of NTT College of Skilled Trades.

Block continued, “We are mindful of the Federal Department of Education’s push for gainful employment. Our program in Industrial Electricity will provide students with the skills that employers need. The courses are taught by instructors who average more than 25 years of field experience in an interactive, hands-on environment. And, our parent company’s 25 years of service to the commercial and industrial business community has cultivated a vast network of partnerships with the industry’s leading employers; a network that should provide students with more confidence of being gainfully employed following graduation.”

The College’s Industrial Electricity program is derived from courses that are currently offered to employees of NTT’s corporate clients. Graduates of the program would be candidates for entry-level positions as industrial electricians, electrical substation technicians and maintenance technicians. The hands-on, 300-hour program includes lab work and covers fundamentals, installation, troubleshooting, servicing and safety, as well as National Electrical Code and other industry standards.

“NTT has always embodied an approach whereby people learn by doing alongside an instructor who can answer questions based upon his own wealth of experience,” said Jim Fleming, Technical Skills Instructor for Boeing Craft College. “I’m pleased to see NTT take this proven academic approach to a broader audience and believe that it will produce highly skilled candidates who are ready to enter the workforce.”

NTT College of Skilled Trades is currently accepting students for the Industrial Electrical Technician program summer start. Classes will be held at the Metro area training facility located in Centennial, Colorado. For more information, call 1-877-567-1652 or visit http://www.nttcollege.com.

About NTT College of Skilled Trades
NTT College of Skilled Trades prepares students for success in high demand industrial occupations faster, helping them get the skills employers need. The College’s proven, hands-on learning approach is delivered by instructors who average 25 years of relevant field experience. As a partner in its students’ education and career, the College provides job placement assistance through an established network of the industry’s leading employers, and offers students the opportunity to defer 50% of their tuition until after they have secured a job. The College is the higher education arm of NTT Inc., the leader in industrial training for more than 25 years, and is licensed by the Colorado Division of Private Occupational Schools. For more information, call 1-877-567-1652 or visit http://www.nttcollege.com.

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