“Ricks College Offers Technical Career Programs,” Ensign, Apr. 1977, 93
Ricks College has created six new two-year technical programs to provide intensive training for potential owner-managers of automotive, electronic, and agricultural businesses. The six areas covered by the programs are: automotive repair, electronics servicing, beef production, farm crop management, horsemanship, and landscape nursery, the latter for those planning to own or manage retail nursery businesses.
“We feel that these new programs strongly reflect the Church’s concern on economic preparedness,” says Ricks College President Henry B. Eyring. “With these programs, those who have focused their career objectives on owning and even managing their own businesses have the opportunity to participate in highly structured internships as well as in the formal classwork.”
The training is intensive and is intended to prepare students in a relatively short time to be entrepreneurs in one of the six areas. “Consequently,” said a school administrator, “we seek mature, committed students, generally the returned missionary or someone who is contemplating changing careers.”
Additional information and registration materials can be obtained from the Admissions Office, Ricks College, Rexburg, Idaho 83440. Applications should be made by the end of April, although late applications will be considered if openings exist.