The Faces of the Foundation
Thanks to all the many individuals and companies who support the mikeroweWORKS Foundation in a variety of ways, we’ve been able to assist hundreds of individuals who are interested in learning a skill and mastering a trade. Not only are they helping themselves by pursuing a great career, they are helping to close America’s Skills Gap which ultimately means they’re helping all of us. If you want more information on current mrW Foundation scholarship opportunities, please click here. If you’re a company who wants to help support the Foundation’s work, please let us know here.
Jack pursued a Certificate in Industrial Maintenance straight out of high school. At his school’s first Job Fair, Jack was offered and accepted a part-time job maintaining printing presses. In March of 2017, Jack was inducted into the National Technical Honor Society and in May of 2018 he will graduate debt free.
Kevin plans to graduate UTI next year as an Automotive and Diesel Technician with Ford Accelerated Credential Training.
Joshua is finishing up his first semester at Triangle Tech Bethlehem campus in Pennsylvania. Joshua got a mikeroweWORKS work ethic scholarship that will help him finish the 16 month program and graduate with an Associate’s Degree in Welding and Fabrication in June of 2018. Joshua’s ultimate goal is to combine his skills with his artistic side and become a prop and set maker for theaters.
Casey is attending Triangle Tech Dubois and learning more about the thing that captured his imagination as a kid – electricity.
Ryan works full time as a welder at Frey Moss Structures where he builds the steel frames for gas stations and car washes.
While getting his training he’s also working a paid internship, shadowing technicians. John can begin his apprenticeship at RDO provided he graduates UTI on April 28th. With perfect attendance, a 4.0 GPA, and 9 Student of Class Awards – that should not be a problem.
In June of 2017 Griffin plans to graduate with a certificate in Marine Systems Technology.
Nicole won the Academic Excellence award in Motorcycle Repair Technology. After graduation, Nicole moved to Orlando, Florida to attend the Motorcycle Mechanics Institute.
KELLY CLINE – mrWF Work Ethic Scholarship
Kelly used his scholarship to pursue HVAC at Southeast Tech .
Butch was accepted and is attending classes at Motorcycle Mechanics
Institute currently. He plans to graduate in October of 2017.
Eric set his sights on attending Fox Valley Technical College with the goal to graduate as a Manufacturing Engineer Technician.
When Ross Hill was in the seventh grade he found his dad’s plumbing torch and started experimenting. “I soldered pennies together for fun. Hot things are really cool.” And the die was cast. “I’ve pretty much known I’ve wanted to be in the welding field since then.”
mrW Chuck recently had a chance to chat with James Harnish who received a Work Ethic Scholarship from mrW and currently attends York Technical College in Rock Hill, South Carolina.
Miguel is a San Diego plumber at the Bill Howe Family of Companies. He is a student at the PHCC Academy, going into his third year of the four-year program. He began with Bill Howe as a laborer and apprentice and quickly proved through hard work and dedication that he was ready for his own truck. Starting with simple drain jobs while attending the first two years in the academy, he worked diligently to improve his skill set and has since taken on more challenging jobs.
Tipton Chase Gray, a student at Tennessee College of Applied Technology Hohenwald and a gold medalist in Robotics and Automation Technology was the recipient of a mikeroweWORKS Foundation scholarship to attend the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, Ky.
SYDNEY CLIFTON 2015 mrWF SkillsUSA (NLSC) – Bronze Medalist in the Welding Sculpture category. Sydney goes to Sabin-Schellenberg Center High School in Milwaukie, OR.
BALTIMORE TEAM 2015 SkillsSUSA (NLSC) – Phillip Edwards, Kells McDonald III, Isiah Manns, Silver Medalist Interactive Application & Game Development Team. The team is from Western School of Tech & Environmental Science, Baltimore, MD.
BRIAN BARROWS 2015 SkillsUSA (NSLC) – Brian won the gold medal in Technical Drafting. He goes to Nashua High School South.
MICHAEL RAMSEY 2015 mrWF SkillsUSA SCHOLARSHIP a student at Tennessee College of Applied Technology and Post Secondary gold medalist in Architectural Drafting.
WILLIAM MASTEL 2014 AED SCHOLARSHIP is currently a student at Idaho State University in their Diesel Technology Program.
JOEY GREEN 2014 mrWF WORK ETHIC SCHOLARSHIP We recently received an email from Joey, he wanted to share with us a blog his wife wrote about their family and the beginning of his new career.
Benjamin attended the Universal Technical Institute in Norwood, MA where he trained to work in the diesel and industrial industry. Grateful for graduating debt free Benjamin sent us a card thanking mrW.
Michael completed his Maintenance Electricity & Construction Technology program at Triangle Technical Institute. Michael’s mom recently sent us an update.
2014 mrWF MTI Scholarship Recipients Express Their Thanks
Established in 2013, the mrWF/MTI Scholarship program awards a select number of graduating high school seniors with a 100 percent tuition-free scholarship for one of MTI’s workforce training programs in a number of mechanical trade and allied health fields.
Jon is on the road to becoming a Diesel Mechanic Tech and he was nice enough to send us this thank you.
Joshua is a HVAC student at the Horn Lake campus of MTI’s sister school, Delta Technical College. He is already looking ahead to what comes after graduation.
mrW/MTI scholarship winner Courtney shares what inspired her to apply for the scholarship and what future plans lay ahead.
The Upland High senior was selected to receive a full tuition scholarship to the Automotive Technology program at UTI’s Rancho Cucamonga campus
Danielle Foster will be attending NASCAR Technical Institute, even after suffering a big personal loss her determination to achieve her goal has not wavered.
mrWF Work Ethic Scholarship Winner Kyle Gibson Receives Full Ride to Lincoln Tech.
Again mrWF & SkillsUSA partnered to send a great group to this years National Leadership and Skills Conference.
2014 mrWF/UTI Scholarship Winner
Andrew is heading to the UTI campus in Lisle, IL to learn the skills to have a great career in the transportation industry.
We received this wonderful thank you note from Jackie – we appreciate her and her team from Lewiston, ID.
2013 mrW Foundation Educational Scholarship Recipient
Joy was featured on Katie Couric’s show where she received a scholarship for her education in Power Sports Technology. To watch the segment, click here.