27. May 2008 19:00
Two Moraine Park Technical College welding students were among those who received American Welding Society (AWS) Milwaukee Section scholarships at a recent awards presentation in Milwaukee.
It was the first time that Moraine Park has participated in the AWS scholarship awards program. Terry Herman of Theresa and Michelle Freeman of Beaver Dam received scholarships based on need, merit, a composition written by each student and an interview. Both are enrolled in the Welding program at Moraine Park’s Beaver Dam campus.
“The AWS awards scholarships to students who demonstrate good welding skills and a good work ethic,” said Sue Silverstein, Moraine Park welding instructor. “The hope is that this will encourage others to become welders.” The current shortage of welders is expected to increase as workers retire.
Visit www.morainepark.edu and click on Academics to learn more about the Welding program at Moraine Park.