Skip to main content

Southern State student travels to Arizona to tour Intel facility

The Highland County Press - Staff Photo - Create Article
Pictured is current SSCC student Kayla Bradshaw, who was invited to tour the Intel facility in Phoenix, Ariz. (Submitted photo)
Elizabeth Burkard, Southern State Community College

Southern State student Kayla Bradshaw, of Clinton County, is one of 25 women in Ohio to recently be awarded an Intel Semiconductor Scholarship, a scholarship established by Intel Corporation. Of these 25 scholarship recipients, only eight were selected to visit the Intel Semiconductor Facility in Phoenix, Ariz. for a hands-on experience. Bradshaw was one of the eight students selected to attend.

While at Intel, Bradshaw had the opportunity to speak with many of the employees who emphasized the company's commitment to their staff and their wellbeing. The group had the opportunity to explore the many career paths that Intel offers as well as to experience what a day in the life of those positions looks like.

“We learned that Intel offers a lot of opportunities for growth within the company as well as their efforts toward being a sustainable, inclusive and diverse workplace,” Bradshaw said.

During this experience, Bradshaw was able to further her knowledge of the semiconductor field. “I am thrilled that I had the opportunity to travel to Phoenix for this event. I am so incredibly grateful to both Southern State and Intel for the opportunities that they have provided to me,” added Bradshaw.

Bradshaw is majoring in computer science with focus areas of cybersecurity and networking. She previously attended Southern State in 2016 under a different program pathway and decided to return in 2023. 

“My first year back in college has been amazing. I am so glad I chose Southern State to further my academic goals,” Bradshaw commented.

Southern State’s Computer Science Program, led by Associate Professor Dr. Joshua Montgomery, offers an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Computer Technology. Students can select two focus areas from four different pathway options, which include Networking, Programming, Cybersecurity and Robotics.
A degree in Computer Technology from Southern State will allow students to gain in-demand skills in a flexible, affordable and fun environment. Southern State helps students get connected with companies in the area for internships and job opportunities.
To learn more, please visit
Summer Semester begins May 20, and Fall Semester begins Aug. 26. Registration is underway. Connect with Southern State today.
Publisher's note: A free press is critical to having well-informed voters and citizens. While some news organizations opt for paid websites or costly paywalls, The Highland County Press has maintained a free newspaper and website for the last 25 years for our community. If you would like to contribute to this service, it would be greatly appreciated. Donations may be made to: The Highland County Press, P.O. Box 849, Hillsboro, Ohio 45133. Please include "for website" on the memo line.