WEST ORANGE, N.J., Dec. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Lincoln Educational Services Corporation (NASDAQ: LINC), a national leader in specialized technical training and a driving force in helping students turn their passion into professional success, now offers up to $5,000 Pace Setter Scholarships to eligible students across Connecticut looking to begin training for careers in Practical Nursing. Employment opportunities for Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses are expected to see 13% growth in Connecticut by 2020, according to careerinfonet.org. The award is available to qualifying students who begin a Lincoln program before September 30, 2014.
"Practical Nursing is an area where the state of Connecticut has shown a demonstrated need," says Lincoln's CEO Shaun McAlmont. "Future Practical Nurses need to master the technical skills employers are looking for. At Lincoln we've built our program around those skills—and now the Pace Setter scholarship is available to put these opportunities in reach across the state."
This scholarship will be available to students enrolled in Practical Nursing day programs at Lincoln's campuses in Hamden, New Britain and Shelton, CT. Once enrolled, students will train in simulated Hospital Classrooms and take part in a variety of clinical experiences throughout their program. As they gain practical skills and clinical knowledge, students will also prepare for the material they'll face on the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN).
"Lincoln is providing students with a pathway for success in a career that can take them into physicians' offices, clinics, rehabilitation centers, and more," says Susan Naples, Executive Director of the Shelton campus. "The Pace Setter Scholarship will help even more students discover that the Lincoln network is the place to turn if you want to train with a leader."
For more details about Lincoln's scholarship opportunities such as Pace Setter and more, visit lincolnedu.com/scholarships.
About Lincoln Educational Services Corporation
Lincoln Educational Services Corporation is a leading provider of diversified career-oriented post-secondary education. Lincoln offers recent high school graduates and working adults career-oriented programs in five principal areas of study: automotive technology, health sciences, skilled trades, business and information technology and hospitality services. Lincoln has provided the workforce with skilled technicians since its inception in 1946.
Lincoln currently operates 38 campuses and five training sites in 17 states under five brands: Lincoln Technical Institute, Lincoln College of Technology, Euphoria Institute of Beauty Arts and Sciences, Lincoln College of New England, and Florida Medical Training Institute.
For more information, go to lincolnedu.com.
Lincoln Educational Services Corporation
SOURCE Lincoln Educational Services Corporation