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TMCC Awarded $160,000 Geothermal Scholarships

Posted: Sep 17, 2013

Geothermal Demonstration Lab Picture

Geothermal demonstration lab

Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC) was recently awarded $162,916 to be used toward scholarships for 10 low-income students participating in the Geothermal Plant Operator program. The funding, which will cover the costs of tuition, fees and books, is a renewal of the very successful Nevadaworks grant which was first initiated in 2012. Scholarship students will also receive assistance in obtaining employment in the geothermal industry upon graduation from the program.

“Undoubtedly, the fields of renewable and alternative energy are expanding rapidly, especially in Nevada, and it’s imperative that we work to provide an educated workforce that can meet an ever-growing demand,” said Turguy Dogan, manager of the TMCC Geothermal Plant Operator program. “This partnership with Nevadaworks, not only substantiates the importance and credibility of these types of programs, it furthers TMCC’s commitment to provide education and career support to all students, regardless of their financial resources.”

One of the first of its kind in the country, TMCC’s Geothermal Plant Operator program has been extremely successful, with nearly all recent graduates entering the workforce as certified Geothermal Plant Operators at an average starting salary of $23.00 per hour and full benefits. Students wishing to apply for scholarships to the program must complete the program by June 30, 2014. Get more information on the Geothermal Plant Operator program and the Nevadaworks grant or to apply for scholarships,  or call 775-850-4016.



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