Fully Connected

Job Locations US-KS-Holcomb
ID 2023-1661
Student Programs
Position Type
Regular Full-Time


The empirical Fully Connected Scholarship Program was established in the fall of 2020 as a partnership with Garden City Community College with the intention of giving candidates with no manufacturing background a means to move into that environment. The empirical/GCCC partnership provides candidates with both hands-on manufacturing experience and enrollment in a program which provides an accredited AAS or Certificate C credentials. During their time within the facility, individuals work side by side with current employees and contribute to the success of our plant. By doing so, the candidate receives the best view of manufacturing technology we can provide to allow them to understand and experience working within empirical.



The Electro-Mechanical Program is 2-year work-study program where students have an opportunity to develop hands-on work experience while earning an Associate’s degree in GCCC’s Industrial Maintenance Mechanic Program. Individuals receive scholarships to cover the cost of tuition, fees, and books for the program along with competitive pay and part-time work in an empirical manufacturing facility.

  • Earn on-the-job training and valuable experience at a leading food technology company.
  • Paid classroom, lab and study time. Part-time work at an empirical manufacturing facility.
  • Develop invaluable skills such as time management, teamwork and problem-solving.
  • Customized work schedule to accommodate classes.
  • Upon successful completion, eligibility for employment at empirical as an electro-mechanical technician with competitive salary and benefits package. 



Accepted applicant will be placed into a 12-week work program. Upon successful completion of the work program, individuals will receive a “Fully Connected” scholarship. Successful completion includes but is not limited to attendance, work performance, and demonstrated attitude and aptitude. 

Additionally, individuals must:

  • Maintain good standing in the GCCC Industrial Maintenance Mechanic Program.
  • Have and maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA.
  • Be able to work at least eight (8) hours per week at empirical during the program.

Scholarship recipients will receive full tuition while completing the Fully Connected program (an electro-mechanical curriculum). We offer paid classroom and lab time, with students also working a partial schedule at the empirical plant or new plant construction site. All work is coordinated around and supportive of class, lab, and study commitments. Scholarships are contingent upon signing a 2-year employment agreement.  


Upon satisfactory completion of the program, students are offered full-time employment with empirical. As skilled members of the empirical team, you will enjoy a great salary, exceptional benefits , opportunities for advancement and long-term job security.   


  • Must be at least 18 years old;
  • HS diploma or GED equivalent;
  • Possess mechanical and or electrical interest/aptitude.
  • Demonstrate strong work ethic.
  • Willing and able to learn and be coached.

As a cooperative program, an application process must be completed with empirical and Garden City Community College.


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