Sixteen Area Students Receive Education and Skilled Trade Scholarships

Sixteen area students who are getting ready for occupations in the Dubuque-area workforce have been awarded “Education and Skilled Trade Scholarships” from 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. This year the Council raised the awarded amount to $1,500 to each recipient.

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.

2023 Education Scholarship Recipients:

  • James Berna – University of Dubuque – Athletic Training/Strength Coaching
  • Anna Besler – University of Iowa – High School Spanish Teacher
  • Ava Bradley – Loras College – Pre-Law
  • Christina Davisdon – Clarke University – Teacher
  • Isabella Faber – Emmaus College – Computer Information Systems
  • Jazmine Homa – Northeast Iowa Community College – Nurse
  • Carson Jones – University of Texas/Arlington – Industrial Engineer
  • Anna Klein – University of Northern Iowa – Athletic Training
  • Ella Kluesner – University of Iowa – Health Sciences
  • Natalie Leisen – Iowa State University – Architecture
  • Sydney Lyon – Winona State University – Nurse
  • Anna Slaght – University of Iowa – Nurse
  • Caroline Slaght – University of Iowa – Nurse
  • Andrew Tharp – Iowa State University – Mechanical Engineer

2023 Skilled Trade Scholarship Recipient:

  • Kyle Duehr – Carpenters Training Institute – Carpenter
  • John Paul Grebner – Iowa State University – Equipment Technician

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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