15 Community College Scholarships Awarded for Manufacturing Training

May 10, 2019 | Law and business Michele Farrell, Elevate Advanced Manufacturing, mfarrell@measuredintentions.com

Elevate Advanced Manufacturing, a non-profit initiative spreading the word about career opportunities in manufacturing, has awarded 15 $500 scholarships to high school seniors who are attending an Iowa community college in the fall to train for a career in advanced manufacturing.

“Manufacturing firms supply more than 208,858 jobs to Iowans,” said Mike Ralston, president of the Iowa Association of Business and Industry (ABI). “These well-paying careers require education and training beyond high school, but don’t require the often-burdensome cost of a bachelor’s degree. Recent studies have shown that two-year degree holders, especially in high-demand manufacturing occupations, can earn salaries that surpass those of traditional college graduates.”

In addition to a $500 scholarship, Elevate Advanced Manufacturing scholarship recipients will be honored at the Legends in Manufacturing Award Ceremony on October 1, 2019 at the Prairie Meadows Events Center.

The 2019 scholarship awardees are:

  1. Konnor Steinick, Des Moines Area Community College, Computer Numerically Controlled Machining
  2. Donavon Serram, Eastern Iowa Community College, Industrial Maintenance and Welding Technician & Technology
  3. Keean Anderson, Hawkeye Community College, Industrial Automation
  4. Aaron Vos, Indian Hills Community College, Industrial Automation and Robotics
  5. Noah Webster, Iowa Central Community College, Engineering Design Technology
  6. Chase Budach, Iowa Lakes Community College, HVAC
  7. Marisol Martinez, Iowa Valley Community College, Welding Technician & Technology
  8. Gage O’Connor, Iowa Western Community College, Robotics
  9. Cole Miculinich, Kirkwood Community College, HVAC
  10. Garrett Koster, North Iowa Area Community College, Computer Numerically Controlled Machining, Machining, Manufacturing Technician/Technology
  11. Andrew Hoeger-Pint, Northeast Iowa Community College, Engineering
  12. Drew Pierce, Northwest Iowa Community College, Drafting
  13. Jalon Lacy, Southeastern Community College, Construction
  14. Jacob Hoveland, Southwestern Community College, Welding Technician & Technology
  15. Trey Claycamp, Western Iowa Tech Community College, Welding Technician & Technology, Electrical Technician

For more information about manufacturing careers, visit www.elevateiowa.com.