Nashua, N.H. Oct. 4, 2016 – Nashua Community College (NCC) in partnership with BAE Systems will honor the first round of students completing its Microelectronics Boot Camp at an open house and Success Celebration event on Thursday, Oct. 13 from 10 a.m.-noon. Students include Jonathan Jenkins and Brendan Kendall of Nashua, Derek Curran of Derry, and Tyler Howard of Amherst.
“This program fills a much needed void in New Hampshire manufacturing,” said Jon Mason, Corporate, Community, and Continuing Education Coordinator at NCC. “The students completing the program are already being sought after for full-time employment.”
In addition to the students and their families, the college welcomes guest speakers Paul Markwardt, VP and General Manager of BAE Systems, Electronic Systems, Senator Kelly Ayotte, and Congresswoman Annie Kuster. Mayor Jim Donchess, leadership teams from BAE Systems and NCC, and members of the college’s advisory board will also be in attendance. Attendees will learn about the program by interacting with the instructor, students, and representatives from the program’s partner companies: BAE Systems, SemiGen, Inc., Mercury Systems, Inc., and Monzite Corp.
The Microelectronics Boot Camp program began in early August and was designed to meet industry demands by teaching students basic military standards and assembly techniques for radio frequency and microwave electronic assemblies. The 10-week program meets 40 hours per week and prepares participants to begin an entry level wire bonding position. Upon successful completion, students are guaranteed an interview at BAE Systems. The program will run continuously throughout the year with the next session beginning Monday, Oct. 31.