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NEXTUniversity is a career development program that assists young professionals pursue careers like welding, industrial systems, aircraft maintenance, nursing, and more. Through high school and beyond, NEXTU students are supported with scholarship dollars that pay for their technical classes, books, supplies, and tools. With guidance from a career coach, NEXTU students obtain industry-based certifications and connections to their careers.


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