LA CROSSE, Wis., May 18, 2021 - Nineteen Western Technical College construction and industrial trade apprentices received $1,500 scholarships from Ascendium Education Group, a non-profit organization that helps students across the country repay federal student loans.
The recipients include:
Jaden Anderson, Benjamin Ard, Seth Bonner, William Coppernoll, Nicholas De Vault, John Henn, Baylee Johnson, Derrek McAnallen, Casey Meron, Kaleb Olson, Alex Pedretti, Brandon Peterson, Jeremy Russell, Amanda Ryan, Benjamin Silha, Garrett Thornton-Paulson, Dustin Wilhelm, Devin Schiltz, Will Halter
The scholarship money comes from the Tools of the Trade Apprentice Scholarship program, which helps apprentices purchase tools, clothing, and equipment vital to their trades.
This year, Ascendium awarded a total of $375,000 in Tools of the Trade scholarships to 250 construction and industrial trade apprentices in the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS). Since the program’s inception, 94 percent of recipients across the WTCS have either completed or continued their apprenticeships the following semester.
To learn more information on Western’s apprenticeship programs, visit www.westerntc.edu/apprenticeship.