Lenovo partners with Wake Tech to offer paid internships

(Wake Tech)

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — Wake Technical Community College and technology company Lenovo announced an educational partnership program Wednesday, in which the computer manufacturer will help prepare students for future careers.

A dozen Wake Tech students will work at the company’s American headquarters in Morrisville as paid interns, with positions in the company’s information technology, marketing and supply chain management departments. The students selected will also earn college credit through the school’s work-based learning program.

“North Carolina and the Triangle region are rich with talent that Lenovo seeks to achieve our ambitions,” Tom Shell, Lenovo’s senior vice president, stated in a press release. “Wake Tech is a valued partner and this initiative gives us a pipeline to identifying people who can grow to be future leaders at Lenovo.”

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The school plans to open applications for fall internships this summer. The spring program attracted more than 40 applicants, and the first set of internships began for the selected participants on May 16.

Additionally, Wake Tech and Lenovo plan to expand the program next spring with the help of the North Carolina Department of Information Technology. The parties will grant scholarships to five Wake Tech students.

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