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NTC Apprentices with Financial Need Awarded $1,500 Scholarships

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Funds Help Cover Cost of Equipment, Tools and Clothing to Keep Apprentices on Path to Completion

Kelsi Seubert
Marketing & Public Relations Coordinator
Phone: 715.803.1509
Email: seubert@ntc.edu

March 6, 2018 - 12:02pm
(WAUSAU, Wis.) – Northcentral Technical College (NTC) construction and industrial trades apprentices have each received $1,500 scholarships from Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation & Affiliates. The Tools of the Trade Apprentice Scholarship program helps apprentices with financial need complete their programs and advance to in-demand jobs.
Most apprenticeships combine up to five years of classroom instruction and on-the-job training. Wages are modest and financial aid options are limited. With Tools of the Trade scholarships, apprentices can purchase expensive tools, clothing and equipment vital to their trades.
“I’m pleased to see so many of our students apply for and receive a scholarship from Great Lakes,” said Chris Severson, Dean of NTC’s School of Engineering & Technology. “This support will help them afford the education they need to compete for high-paying jobs.”
Since the scholarship program was founded in 2013, 94% of recipients across the Wisconsin Technical College System have either completed or continued their apprenticeships the following semester.
“We are optimistic that the program will be just as beneficial to the 200 technical college students who received scholarships this year as those in previous years,” said Richard D. George, President and Chief Executive Officer of Great Lakes. “We’re proud to help Wisconsin’s hardworking apprentices build brighter futures.”
The following NTC apprentices were awarded a 2017-2018 Tools of the Trade Apprentice Scholarship:
  • Erik Kelnhofer, Wisconsin Rapids, Maintenance Mechanic/Machine Repair/Millwright
  • Joshua Kloth, Wausau, Maintenance Mechanic/Machine Repair/Millwright
  • Jesse Kohler, Medford, Plumbing
  • Paul Meyer, Merrill, Machinist/Tool and Die/Patternmaker
  • Brennen Pozorski, Wausau, Machinist/Tool and Die/Patternmaker
  • Abbey Preiser, Schofield, Electrical & Instrumentation Tech
  • Craig Scheunemann, Wisconsin Rapids, Maintenance Mechanic/Machine Repair/Millwright
  • Greg Billman, Merrill, Maintenance Technician
  • Dale Wanta, Tomahawk, Maintenance Technician
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About Great Lakes: Dedicated to making college education a reality since 1967.
Knowing that education has the power to change lives for the better, Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation & Affiliates was established as a nonprofit group focused on a single objective: helping students nationwide prepare for and succeed in postsecondary education and student loan repayment. As a leading federal student loan guarantor, we provide information, tools and counseling to 3 million borrowers nationwide. Our group’s earnings support one of the largest and most respected education philanthropy programs in the country. Since 2006, we have committed nearly $260 million in grant funding to promote higher education access and completion for students of color, students from low-income households and first-generation students. For additional information, visit home.mygreatlakes.org.
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