Snead State Community College is offering two scholarship opportunities available through the Alabama Committee on Credentialing and Career Pathways for two high-demand career fields.

Students have until 5 p.m. on Friday, April 16, to apply for the Industrial Systems Technology Scholarship and the Welding Career Track Scholarship. Students may apply for the scholarships for classes during the upcoming summer or fall semesters.

The Industrial Systems Technology Scholarship provides for three courses (valued at three credit hours each) for training as a systems maintenance technician. Students will learn control systems and have the opportunity to earn an industry credential from the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC). Careers are available for systems maintenance technicians in many manufacturing and production companies. The high-demand, high-wage positions allow students to potentially earn an average salary of $52,000 annually.

The scholarship for the Welding Career Track, which is part of the Industrial Systems Technology program, provides for three courses (valued at three credit hours each), plus fees for a credential from the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council. Students will learn basic and intermediate welding and cutting concepts. Welder and fabricators are also high-demand, high wage positions and can potentially earn an average salary of $50,000 annually.

To apply for the scholarships, visit www.snead.edu/scholarships. Qualified applicants will be contacted about scheduling a brief interview, which is part of the selection process for scholarship recipients.

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