Moraine Park Technical College is proud to announce 49 construction and industrial trade apprentices received Tools of the Trade scholarships from Ascendium this year. Each apprentice received $2,000 to use toward the purchase of equipment, tools and clothing, tuition and more.
Apprenticeships are training programs that provide learners with on-the-job experience along with classroom instruction. Many apprentices complete their programs and secure employment with businesses in the Moraine Park district.
“Ascendium has been a long-time partner of Moraine Park Technical College,” Bonnie Baerwald, Moraine Park Technical College president, said. “Their continued support through the Tools of the Trade scholarship, and in other areas beyond apprenticeships, have helped our students focus on continuing and completing their education, so they can secure an in-demand job in our communities.”
This year, Ascendium awarded 771 scholarships totaling over $1.5 million to apprentices across the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS). Apprentices can apply for a scholarship if they are enrolled and receiving credit for both fall and spring semesters, enrolled in an eligible construction or industrial trade, and demonstrate a financial need.
“We’re pleased to support a record number of WTCS apprentices this year through our Tools of the Trade Scholarship Program,” said Brett Lindquist, vice president of strategic communications at Ascendium. “At Ascendium, we’re focused on removing barriers that prevent people from achieving their academic and career goals. The scholarship alleviates some of their financial stress, allowing them to focus on their apprenticeship.”
For more information on Moraine Park’s programs, including apprenticeships, visit morainepark.edu.