Brent Bachar, a senior at Hoisington High School, applied and was chosen to receive a full scholarship for BTI’s Ag Tech program. This program secures Brent employment with BTI as a service technician upon graduation from the program. This two-year program is worth $30,000.
The BTI Ag Tech program is a full scholarship that includes tuition, fees, books, campus room and board, and a tool loan that the student will repay without interest. All of this comes with a five-year commitment to work for BTI after graduation. The Ag Tech program is a two-year program that allows students to earn an associate degree from a community college that has a John Deere-sponsored Ag Tech program. BTI partners with Fort Scott Community College, Garden City Community College, and Southeast Community College in Milford, Neb., and allows students to choose which is best for them. Students not only learn in a classroom, but they take what they have learned and head to the workshop and apply it in a practical setting. The program also includes internship opportunities at the student’s BTI location during two scheduled internships as well as during school vacations, such as summers and spring break. During these internships, students learn from experienced service technicians and are paid during their internship.
Bachar will attend Southeast Community College in Milford, Neb., and work at the Great Bend site.