Arapahoe Community College Computer Science students Chance Bowers and James Griggs have been hired by Nelnet as I.T. Pathway Program interns.
Bowers and Griggs, who will begin their duties in mid-August at Nelnet’s branch in Highlands Ranch, are the inaugural pair of interns for the program. Nelnet is a U.S.-based conglomerate that deals in the administration and repayment of student loans and education financial services. The company is headquartered in Lincoln, Nebraska.
“Work-based learning is becoming a huge priority in Colorado,” said Eric Dunker, Ph.D., Dean of Business, Technology and Workforce Partnerships at ACC. “This is a great example of a work-based learning partnership between education and industry designed to address the skills gap in tech while meeting current workforce needs.”
Bowers and Griggs will work to attain a broad understanding of the Nelnet I.T. support structure and receive hands-on experience with technology applicable to student loan customer service. Elements of the paid internship will include, but are not limited to, design development, control testing, networking and professional development.
For more information about workforce partnerships at ACC, please contact Eric Dunker, Ph.D., at firstname.lastname@example.org / 303-797-5859.