Nine Area Students Receive Education And Skilled Trade Scholarships

Nine area students who are getting ready for occupations in the Dubuque-area workforce have been awarded “Education and Skilled Trade Scholarships” by the Dubuque Area Labor-Management Council.

To show that “there is a future for young people in the tri-state area,” the program is part of the Council’s goal to retain a higher percentage of school graduates in the area workforce and to develop and maintain a highly skilled workforce.

The Education and Skilled Trade Scholarship program is designed to increase awareness about skilled occupations in the Dubuque area where there is a demand for good workers who need specific education or training to qualify for available jobs. Applicants must indicate that they want to work in the Dubuque area following the completion of their education.

Employers and unions may become a sponsor of the program or join the Labor-Management Council to make the immediate families of their employees and members eligible for grant assistance.

2022 Education Scholarship Recipients

  • Jenna Berendes to attend the University of Iowa for psychology
  • Allison Burgess to attend the Iowa State University for mechanical engineering
  • John Glab to attend University of Iowa for civil engineering
  • Emma Hilkin to attend University of Northern Iowa for public health
  • Ellison Knopp (not pictured) to attend Northeast Iowa Community College for radiologic technology
  • Tyler Freiburger (not pictures) to attend University of Iowa for engineering
  • Jake Steines to attend University of Wisconsin-Platteville for mechanical engineering

2022 Skilled Trade Scholarship Recipient

  • Colson Splinter to attend Southwest Technical College for electrician
  • Brayden Staner to attend Northeast Iowa Community College for industrial electrician

For more information, or to schedule a presentation about the program for a group, contact Cooper at the Labor-Management Council, at 582-8804.

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