Sixteen area students who are getting ready for occupations in the Dubuque-area workforce have been awarded “Education and Skilled Trade Scholarships” from the Dubuque Area Labor-Management Council.
To show that “there is a future for young people in the tri-state area,” the program is part of the Council’s goal to retain a higher percentage of school graduates in the area workforce and to develop and maintain a highly skilled workforce. The Education and Skilled Trade Scholarship program is designed to increase awareness about skilled occupations in the Dubuque area where there is a demand for good workers who need specific education or training to qualify for available jobs. This year the Council raised the awarded amount to $1,500 to each recipient.
Employers and unions may become a sponsor of the program or join the Labor-Management Council to make the immediate families of their employees and members eligible for grant assistance.
2023 Education Scholarship Recipients:
- James Berna – University of Dubuque – Athletic Training/Strength Coaching
- Anna Besler – University of Iowa – High School Spanish Teacher
- Ava Bradley – Loras College – Pre-Law
- Christina Davisdon – Clarke University – Teacher
- Isabella Faber – Emmaus College – Computer Information Systems
- Jazmine Homa – Northeast Iowa Community College – Nurse
- Carson Jones – University of Texas/Arlington – Industrial Engineer
- Anna Klein – University of Northern Iowa – Athletic Training
- Ella Kluesner – University of Iowa – Health Sciences
- Natalie Leisen – Iowa State University – Architecture
- Sydney Lyon – Winona State University – Nurse
- Anna Slaght – University of Iowa – Nurse
- Caroline Slaght – University of Iowa – Nurse
- Andrew Tharp – Iowa State University – Mechanical Engineer
2023 Skilled Trade Scholarship Recipient:
- Kyle Duehr – Carpenters Training Institute – Carpenter
- John Paul Grebner – Iowa State University – Equipment Technician
For more information, or to schedule a presentation about the program for a group, contact Cooper at the Labor-Management Council, at 582-8804.