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.
NEXTUniversity is not a school, not a college, but it can help you pay for school. It’s a career development program that provides scholarship dollars for classes, books, and supplies. NEXTU students will also receive one-on-one guidance from NEXTUniversity’s Workforce Development Coach.
Are you currently enrolled in high school or taking dual credit courses?
Are you out of high school or taking post-secondary classes?
No, scholarship dollars can only be used for Abilene’s target industries and cannot be used outside of what is listed on our website.
Yes, NEXTU support and scholarships are available to high school graduates until they turn 22 years of age.
No, NEXTU scholarship dollars are paid directly to the school you are attending and cannot be used for non-school related purchases.
Not necessarily. Like with any job, you must go through a complete application and interview process. No one can promise you a job, but we work hard to connect you to interview opportunities to help you secure your desired career.
NEXTUniversity’s Workforce Development Coach checks in on your progress in all classes, researches and explains your career pathway, plans forums to connect you to industry leaders, and helps you secure your desired career.