Northwest Technical Institute’s Latino Educational Achievement (LEAP) Program serves as an post-secondary educational outreach and scholarship program for the Northwest Arkansas Hispanic community.  


PURPOSE

  • To serve as an outreach to increase enrollment, retention and successful graduation of Hispanic 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 Hispanic community in achieving an in-demand, skilled trade to successfully obtain and maintain employment in the NWA workforce.   



OUTREACH ACTIVITIES

  • 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 (The Hispanic Scholarship Event
  • Local radio and Univision Arkansas television interviews
  • NTI program promotion by developing Univision Arkansas commercials

LEAP Program