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Work Ethic Scholarship Recipient – Eric Kovacevich has set his sights on Manufacturing Engineer Technology


When Eric Kovacevich was 4-years old, he and his brother and sister were sent to live with their grandparents on a 2,500-acre dairy farm for the summer. There were a thousand cows and rows and rows of corn and grain. It was a great adventure for the siblings – until they learned the reason why….


Work Ethic Scholarship Recipient – Devyn Smoter has Left & Right Brain Smarts


By the time Devyn Smoter got to high school, she knew what she wanted to do with the rest of her life. She had always loved art and had been drawing since she was a kid, but it was her first photography class at St. Michael-Albertville High School that sealed the deal. She was going…


Taylor Vanschoik – Work Ethic Scholarship Recipient, Works Hard at Giving Back


Taylor Vanschoik grew up in Vicksburg, Michigan. It’s not just his hometown; it’s also a close-knit community that helped him through the most difficult period in his family’s life – Cancer. When Taylor was 14 doctors discovered he had a tumor in his brain. It had to be surgically removed. Taylor had two brain surgeries,…


Hot Under The Blue Collar #12

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Over on mikeroweWORKS, my buddy Chuck wrote a post that included #skillsgap. Someone did not approve… Jason Steiner writes… I’m tired of hearing about the skills gap. I have a Porsche gap. There aren’t enough Porsches available for me to buy at the price I prefer to pay. Nobody tweets #PorscheGap. Nobody cares what I…


Andrei Muntean – Work Ethic Scholarship Winner & New Certified Electrical Tech


Seven years before Andrei Muntean was born, his grandparents immigrated to the United States from Arad, Romania. Andrei’s parents remained in Romania with the hope that one day, they would follow. When Andrei was 4, his father went to the American embassy in Bucharest and applied for a visa to join his parents. That was…


mikeroweWORKS Foundation & Midwest Technical Institute Scholarship Program


The mikeroweWORKS Foundation and Midwest Technical Institute are pleased to announce the 2016-17 MRW/MTI Scholarship Program for graduating high school seniors. Established in 2013, the program awards 23 scholarships of varying amounts, including two full tuition paid scholarships, for each of MTI’s campuses in mechanical trade, allied health and transportation training programs. Last year, 49…