• Fully Connected Scholarship Program

    Posted: 01/23/2022

    Join the future of food! At our company we strive for continuous improvement, not only in our processes, but in our people. High quality employees allow us to remain on the leading edge of innovation. With you, we make things better! “FULLY CONNECTED” EMPIRICAL ELECTRO-MECHANIC SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM The empirical Fully Connected Scholarship Program was established in the fall of 2020 as a partnership with Garden City Community College with the intention of giving candidates with no manufacturing background a means to move into that environment. The empirical/GCCC partnership provides candidates with both hands-on manufacturing experience and enrollment in a program which provides an accredited AAS or Certificate C credentials. During their time within the facility, individuals work side by side with current employees and contribute to the success of our plant. By doing so, the candidate receives the best view of manufacturing technology we can provide to allow them to understand and experience working within empirical. YOUR FUTURE STARTS HERE The Electro-Mechanical Program is 2-year work-study program where students have an opportunity to develop hands-on work experience while earning an Associate’s degree in GCCC’s Industrial Maintenance Mechanic Program. Individuals receive scholarships to cover the cost of tuition, fees, and books for the program along with competitive pay and part-time work in an empirical manufacturing facility. Earn on-the-job training and valuable experience at a leading food technology company. Paid classroom, lab and study time. Part-time work at an empirical manufacturing facility. Develop invaluable skills such as time management, teamwork and problem-solving. Customized work schedule to accommodate classes. Upon successful completion, eligibility for employment at empirical as an electro-mechanical technician with competitive salary and benefits package. HOW IT WORKS Accepted applicant will be placed into a 12-week work program. Upon successful completion of the work program, individuals will receive a “Fully Connected” scholarship. Successful completion includes but is not limited to attendance, work performance, and demonstrated attitude and aptitude. Additionally, individuals must: Maintain good standing in the GCCC Industrial Maintenance Mechanic Program. Have and maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA. Be able to work at least eight (8) hours per week at empirical during the program. Scholarship recipients will receive full tuition while completing the Fully Connected program (an electro-mechanical curriculum). We offer paid classroom and lab time, with students also working a partial schedule at the empirical plant or new plant construction site. All work is coordinated around and supportive of class, lab, and study commitments. Scholarships are contingent upon signing a 2-year employment agreement. START YOUR CAREER Upon satisfactory completion of the program, students are offered full-time employment with empirical. As skilled members of the empirical team, you will enjoy a great salary, exceptional benefits , opportunities for advancement and long-term job security. PROGRAM CRITERIA Must be at least 18 years old; HS diploma or GED equivalent; Possess mechanical and or electrical interest/aptitude. Demonstrate strong work ethic. Willing and able to learn and be coached. As a cooperative program, an application process must be completed with empirical and Garden City Community College. Please apply online at www.empiricalfoods.com or contact Jenny Joaquin at 620.307.1081 Our company is known for its competitive pay, benefits, and opportunities to advance. Depending on position benefits may include: Health/Dental/Vision, Disability, Life, Flex Medical and Dependent Care, Matching 401(k), Profit Sharing, Paid Vacation and Holidays. Our company is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, religion, national origin or sex in violation of Title VII. The company prohibits discrimination against employees, applicants for employment and students on the basis of age, color, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran’s status. Equal Opportunity Employer/Vet/Disabled Post offer physical and substance testing required.