CLEVELAND — This spring, 15 construction and industrial trades apprentices at Lakeshore Technical College 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.
The following LTC apprentices were awarded a 2017-2018 Tools of the Trade Apprentice Scholarship:
- Josh Bulitz, Elkhart Lake, Carpentry
- Brandon Leicht, Cleveland, Sheet Metal
- Ger Lor, Sheboygan, Electrical
- Casey Meyer, Sheboygan, Maintenance Mechanic/Machine Repair/Millwright
- Hector Sanchez, Fredonia, Industrial Electrician
- Justin Schneider, Fond du Lac, HVAC/Environmental Service
- Nicholas Schroeder, Oshkosh , Sheet Metal
- Samuel Stehula, Whitelaw, Machinist/Tool and Die/Patternmaker
- William Steinhaus, Sheboygan, Industrial Electrican
- John Van Hammond, Sheboygan, Machinist/Tool and Die/Patternmaker
- Jacob Vande Kolk, Waupun, Sheet Metal
- Joshua VanEss, Plymouth, Maintenance Mechanic/Machine Repair/Millwright
- Yliyah Weber-Hawkins, Kiel, Electrical
- Zachary Wick, Sheboygan, Maintenance Technician
- Robert Zook, Eden, Sheet Metal
“I’m pleased to see so many of our students apply for and receive a scholarship from Great Lakes,” said Paul Carlsen, LTC President. “Of the 16 technical colleges in the state, LTC had the fourth largest number of apprentices receive scholarships. Thanks to the support of Great Lakes, they will be better able to afford the education they need to compete for high-paying jobs.”
Since the program was launched in 2013, 47 LTC apprentices have received scholarships from Great Lakes.
“We are optimistic that the program will be just as beneficial to the 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.”