NI Apprenticeship + ACC Scholarship

Seeking incoming Electronics Engineering Technology students

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Engineer Ambitiously, start at ACC

Do you like problem-solving and working with your hands? Are you naturally curious, adaptable, self-motivated, and driven with a questioning attitude? Do you want to learn effective communication skills and collaborate on research and development? We're seeking naturally curious students with a drive to learn electrical engineering technology. If this describes you and you have a passion to learn, this may be the perfect opportunity for you to jumpstart your career!

NI, formerly known as National Instruments, has partnered with Austin Community College for a program that offers a scholarship & paid apprenticeship opportunity for 2023 high school graduates. This program is designed to groom students going into their first year at community college for a career as an Electronics Hardware Technician at NI. Students work part-time at NI while taking classes towards an associate degree in Engineering Technology with a specialization in Electronics.

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What does an NI Electronics Hardware Technician do?

NI Hardware Technician is a role that is performed both in an office-based setting and in a lab-based environment.

Apprentices receive on the job training:

· Assisting Engineers through the different phases of hardware development.

· PCB assembly and rework

· Perform Verification and Validation testing (V&V).

· Create LabVIEW™ applications for testing hardware.

· Build test setups/systems and custom cabling.

· Effective communication skills

· Maintain inventory of prototype boards and equipment.

· Create documentation including test plans and reference documents.

Students in our apprentice program are provided challenging, meaningful work and are given opportunities to grow both professionally and personally. Our interns and apprentices work on real projects and collaborate with actual project teams—no busy work—all while being exposed to different cultures and functions across the business. Generation NI interns experience interactive workshops for introductory customer understanding, professional collaboration, and emotional intelligence skill development.
Working here at NI has been amazing thus far, I’ve been learning a lot of new things and have been getting a lot of hands-on experience with soldering and testing new material. This experience has been 10x better than any other experience I have been apart of. I have made many relationships here with my mentors and staff, everyone is very helpful and answers all my questions.

Marco R.

Manor Early College High School

Class of 2020

ACC Graduate Spring 2022

Interested? Click below to join our list of interested candidates.

Interest Form

Complete this GoogleForm and we will reach out to you.

Next steps: Apply to ACC and to the Career Scholars scholarship

Application Open Spring 2023

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Career Scholars not only receive up to $5,000 for tuition and fees but they also get the opportunity to work with industry mentors, a dedicated Career Scholars coordinator and an academic advisor with knowledgable faculty supporting you every step of the way. Career Scholars exit the program career-ready with no student debt.

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