WORTHINGTON, Minn. – Five students at Minnesota West Community and Technical College in Worthington became the first graduating class of an industrial technology program supported by JBS USA.

Anthony Bertrand, Tyler Bleess, Justin Brunk, Christopher Diaz and Evan Gerren were all recipients of a scholarship from JBS to attend the Industrial Technology Program.

The one-year program was developed to teach students maintenance skills. The five graduates will become full-time contract employees for JBS. Students who received a full scholarship are contracted to work for JBS for four years, while half scholarship students are contracted to work for two years.