No Enrollment Fees at Hennepin Tech for Minnesota State Week
This week is Minnesota State Week. Thirty-seven colleges and universities across the state are recognizing the week by encouraging students to apply and waving enrollment fees.
Through the promotion, Hennepin Tech is hoping more students will enroll in trade school programs. One of those programs is the medium and heavy truck technician program, were students go to school year-round.
“We are a 24-month program we go straight through for two years,” says Dale Boyenga, an instructor for the medium and heavy truck program. “The students rotate in and out of the program in eight-week cycles. They are in school for eight weeks at a time and then they are all done with school and they go to work on an internship for eight weeks.”
The program is unique for its specialty focus. It will also help fill an area where there’s a deficit of skilled workers.
“There is such an extreme shortage in the industry right now,” says Boyenga. “There are a ton of job opportunities if you are willing to do this for a living.”
Enrollment Fees Waived
With several trade jobs in need of workers, Hennepin Tech is taking part in Minnesota State Week. They will be waving the twenty dollar enrollment fee. While twenty dollars might not seem like a lot, for some people free enrollment is the step they need to start their education.
“Minnesota State Week is basically an opportunity to break down barriers for students,” says Corey Young with the Hennepin Tech admissions office. “It will give them an opportunity to see what college is all about.”
Open House at Hennepin Tech
If you are interested in learning about education opportunities at Hennepin Tech, there will be an open house taking place Monday through Thursday at both campuses from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.