Fifteen construction and industrial trades apprentices at Fox Valley Technical College each received $1,000 Tools of the Trade scholarships from Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation.
The scholarships are designed to address projected job growth of 21% for careers in construction and a 15% increase in the industrial trades throughout the state, according to the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development. Before employees can attain journey worker status to fill in-demand jobs that are available now, apprentices must complete up to five years of specialized training and classroom instruction.
Recipients of the FVTC Tools of the Trade scholarships include:
Daniel Alteri, Tool & Die
Trevor Anschutz, Maintenance Technician
Jordan Beauchaine, Electrician
Brad Burt, Maintenance Mechanic/Millwright
Eric Erb, Maintenance Mechanic/Millwright
Kyle Gillett, Electrician
Josh Henslin, Electronic Systems Technician
Wayne Huntley, Pipefitting
Keanen Kern, Electrician
Nicholas King, Electrician
Thomas Klein, Electrician
Garrett Lunn, Electronic Systems Technician
Brandon Maas, Electrician
Dale Phillips, Pipefitting
Matt Van Thiel, Electrician
Great Lakes officials indicate that 96% of Tools of Trade scholarship recipients either complete or continue their training.