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Northrop Grumman Hosts Student Competition to Encourage Tech Degrees

West High School students Jesse Enriquez (left) and Vidal Gurrola (right) participate in a student engineering competition organized by Northrop Grumman's Navigation Systems Division for the WORTHY program.

Northrop Grumman Corporation‘s (NYSE: NOC) Salt Lake City facility recently hosted a student competition focused on engineering to mark the conclusion of the second year of its Worthwhile to Help High School Youth mentoring and scholarship initiative.

Known as the WORTHY program, the effort aims to encourage and advance students’ pursuits of technical degrees. The program provides on-the-job experience for local high school students, including working once monthly with two Northrop Grumman employee mentors on an engineering and design project.

“The WORTHY program provides real-world learning opportunities in science and engineering, which aids students entering degree programs and careers in these fields,” said Liz Iversen, sector vice president and general manager of Northrop Grumman’s Navigation Systems Division. “This year’s WORTHY students have shown initiative and creativity in their competition performance.”

To be accepted into the Salt Lake City WORTHY program, high school sophomores must attend a Northrop Grumman-partnered public high school, maintain a 3.0+ GPA, complete an application, submit an essay with two letters of recommendation and be selected through an interview process. The program runs during the school year and requires a minimum two-year commitment.

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