NUCOR TECHNICAL ACADEMY

Get paid to earn your associates degree and land a job. Yes, you read that right! The Nucor Technical Academy is a unique program designed to launch successful Nucor careers by providing full scholarship for tuition and housing for motivated, qualified candidates who GET PAID to go to class.

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Our program provides education and hands-on training without the typical financial burdens of going to school.

  • Tuition and fees are completely covered by the program (minimum 3.0 GPA required)
  • Housing is provided for students living in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
  • Nucor provides travel expenses for travel between Tuscaloosa and your home mill
  • Students are paid for their time in class and for on-the-job training
  • Graduates have the opportunity to become part of the Nucor Team with competitive full-time pay and benefits

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Nucor will pay you for the hours you are on the job training and the hours you attend class.

  • You’ll be paid $12 per hour once you start at your sponsor mill.
  • Upon arrival in Tuscaloosa for the beginning of your initial spring semester, the pay will increase to $14 per hour for the remainder of the first academic year.
  • Based on work and academic performance, your hourly rate could increase to $16 for year two which begins in the second fall semester.

THE JOURNEY FROM APPLICATION TO JOB OFFER.

  • SELECTED APPLICANTS
  • SELECTED CANDIDATES
  • SUCCESSFUL TRAINEES
  • UPON COMPLETION
  1. SELECTED APPLICANTS WILL:

    • Schedule a one day plant visit and interview with your potential sponsoring mill
    • Tour the facility (must be 18 years old)
    • Take Nucor’s pre-hire assessment
    • Meet all program requirements
  2. SELECTED CANDIDATES WILL:

    • Be offered a position in program
    • Be enrolled in an industry defined electrical curriculum at Shelton State Community College
    • Employment will be through a local staffing company
    • Relocate to Tuscaloosa, Alabama prior to the beginning of spring semester classes
  3. SUCCESSFUL TRAINEES WILL:

    • Earn an Associate Degree in an Electrical Technology/Industry defined training
    • Receive hands-on training at Nucor Tuscaloosa (during semesters)
    • Receive hands-on training at trainee’s sponsoring Nucor Division during semester breaks, winter break and other periods when available
  4. UPON SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION, APPLICANTS WILL:

    • Interview for an electrical maintenance entry level position at sponsoring division
    • Have an opportunity for a career with a Fortune 100 company
    • If hired, make a 3-year commitment to sponsoring division
    • Continue using electrical knowledge and skills
    • Have opportunities for career advancement

How To Apply

INTERESTED CANDIDATES SHOULD DO THE FOLLOWING


Apply online to Nucor Technical Academy

(Applications accepted September 1 - December 31)

Include Student Information Sheet with Nucor application

Include chronological resume with Nucor application

Include transcript with SAT/ACT with Nucor application

Include a one-page essay

Complete Willingness Survey during Nucor application

Contact Lane Tyner if you have questions.