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New Cisco lab unveiled at Flower Mound campus

by Judi L. Archer | Apr 29, 2013 <p> </p>

FLOWER MOUND - The North Central Texas College Flower Mound campus hosted a ribbon cutting and check signing on April 19 to celebrate the new $2 million Cisco lab.

North Central Texas College's Lifelong Learning division joined with the Texas Workforce Commission to offer students the H1B Advanced Technology grant. This grant is designed to greatly enhance the ability for members of the Information Technology (IT) community to gather new skills and modernize their current skills.

In attendance to support NCTC's new Cisco lab was Workforce Solutions Executive Director David Setzer, Denton County Commissioner Bobbie Mitchell, Flower Mound Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Mark Wise and NCTC President Dr. Eddie Hadlock.

"Qualified applicants must be considered long-term unemployed (at least 27 weeks), possess at minimum an Associate's degree, and also have four to seven years of work experience in a scientific, technical, engineering, or mathematical field," said Robin Jett, NCTC Lifelong Learning Recruitment and Career Advisor.

Because this program is so popular and space is limited, Kerry Klohn, the grant coordinator, will be offering admission sessions in May and June at the NCTC Flower Mound campus.

"Space goes quickly," Klohn said. "I encourage everyone who can to apply. Call us at 972-899-8419 to be placed in a session."