Your Future Starts Here

Fund your studies and take the guesswork out of your future. We offer full-ride scholarships or on-site trainee programs to get you started on an educational path that leads straight to a career at one of our empirical plant facilities.

All Programs are Eligible for a $10,000 Completion Award

Scholarships & Trainee Programs

We believe young leaders are the future. Through our empirical University programs, we invest in quality people like you who will develop fulfilling careers that make a significant impact on our world. All programs are for recent High School Graduates (at least 18 years old) and are designed to give students with no manufacturing background a jumpstart to a Technical career.

We cover the cost of your education and, upon successful completion of your program, you’ll have a two-year employment contract as an Electromechanical, Maintenance, or Systems Technician or a Machinist.

Skilled technicians are a huge part of the work we do – their combined knowledge of automation, mechanical technology, electrical technology, and electronic circuits keeps us running. You’ll work as a team with cutting edge machines and highly automatic industrial technology that help us produce our foods. If you like to work with your hands and have a mechanical or electrical aptitude, one of these opportunities for you. 

Fully Connected Scholarship

EDUCATION PROGRAM
Garden City Community College
(Garden City, KS)
Industrial Maintenance Mechanic Program
AAS Degree: 4 Semesters | 64 Credits
Certificate C: 3 Semesters | 49 credit hours

Career Path: Electromechanical Technician

This two-year work-study program gives students hands-on work experience while earning a degree. Accepted applicants are placed into a summer work program. Upon successful completion, they receive a full-ride scholarship including paid tuition, fees, books and laptop, full-time summer work, part-time work during school, as well as paid class, lab, & study time.

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Gateway Scholarship

EDUCATION PROGRAM
Mitchell Technical College (Mitchell, SD)
Automation Controls/SCADA, AAS Degree
5 Semesters | 82 Credits

Career Path: Systems Technician

Accepted applicants will be placed into a summer work program. Upon successful completion, scholarship recipients attend Mitchell Tech on a full-ride scholarship including paid tuition, fees, books, housing and meal plan with 2-year post-graduate employment agreement with empirical.

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emTech Scholarship

EDUCATION PROGRAM
Iowa Central Community College (Fort Dodge, IA)
Industrial Mechanics, Diploma
2 Semesters | 34 Credits

Career Path: Maintenance Technician

Accepted applicants will be placed into a summer work program. Upon successful completion, scholarship recipients attend Iowa Central Community College on a full-ride scholarship including paid tuition, fees, books, housing and meal plan with 2-year post-graduate employment agreement with empirical.

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Machinist Trainee

EDUCATION PROGRAM
In-House Machinist Training Program
(South Sioux City, Nebraska)
12 Months

Career Path: Machinist

Accepted students will be hired as a full-time employee at empirical. This position is a developmental role designed to train individuals to machine parts according to shop drawing specifications. Activities include the set-up and operation of manual and computerized lathes, mills, and other various machines, power tools, and hand tools required to complete assigned job.

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What Our Students Say

“I chose the Fully Connected Program because of the opportunity to show my willingness to learn and become what is in store for me. It is my favorite type of working environment: fast-paced, critical thinking, and learn while working. I have gained confidence as I’ve reached my goals. Each day brings something new and ways to improve. I like the fact that it’s all in arms reach – I just have to make the effort to get where I need to be.”

- Jesus, Fully Connected Scholarship - December 2022 Graduate