Funding Opens Door For High School Seniors At Robotics Training Academy

A collaboration between NorthWest Arkansas Community College (NWACC) in Bentonville and the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce is offering access to cutting-edge robotic training during the upcoming school year.

High school seniors from throughout the region will be trained at the Northwest Arkansas Regional Robotic Training Center (RRTC) in downtown Fayetteville. Eight seniors, with two additional alternates, will be nominated from each of the 15 public school districts in Benton and Washington counties to participate in the program, called Northwest Arkansas Regional Robotics Training Academy.

The Walton Family Foundation is supporting the program with a six-figure grant. The donation will cover the $1,995 tuition fee per student. After completion, each of the 120 seniors will receive a training certificate at their high school graduation or upon earning their high school equivalency diploma (GED), making them employable as a robotics technician. Technicians typically earn a salary between $38,000 and $42,000.        MORE

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