Northwest Technical Institute’s Latino Educational Achievement (LEAP) Program serves as an post-secondary educational outreach and scholarship program for the Northwest Arkansas language-minority community.
- To serve as an outreach to increase enrollment, retention and successful graduation of language-minority students at Northwest Technical Institute
- To promote NTI’s Hispanic scholarships as a means of financially assisting Hispanic students with tuition costs at Northwest Technical Institute
- To aid the local language-minority community in achieving an in-demand, skilled trade to successfully obtain and maintain employment in the NWA workforce.
- Weekly one-on-one meetings with high school seniors at NWA schools
- Participation in NWA cultural, career and job fairs
- Post-secondary education workshops for high school students
- Bilingual individual and group campus tours
- Bilingual workshops for parents
- NTI enrollment and registration assistance
- FAFSA application assistance
- LEAP scholarship application assistance
- NTI-sponsored community outreach events
- Local radio and Univision Arkansas television interviews
- NTI program promotion by developing Univision Arkansas commercials