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Discover Manufacturing awards four student scholarships

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Recently, four students from western Michigan received scholarships to help them pursue their engineering careers.

Discover Manufacturing, a regional network of more than 400 employers to meet the talent needs of West Michigan’s manufacturing industry, held a reception at West Michigan Works on Wednesday, May 25, for $ 5,000 for students in four regions. I gave a scholarship. Northwest Grand Rapids Service Center. Students network with West Michigan employers and educational partners.

First-time winners’ prize amounts are based on essay scores and range from $ 1,250 to $ 1,500. Based on completing the application form and interviewing the selection committee, previous recipients have access to a renewable scholarship of up to $ 1,000.

According to the Michigan Office of Labor Economic Opportunities, Michigan manufacturers account for 19% of the state’s total production and employ 14% of the workforce.

“Developing a sound talent pipeline and supporting the education of skilled students is important to sustaining a strong future for Michigan’s manufacturing industry,” said West Michigan Works Industry Council Leader. Jerry Hill says. “We are grateful to many employers for their active investment in student education as students enter the exciting and lucrative areas of advanced manufacturing.”

Dinesh Ravikumar $ 1,500 was awarded. He is a graduate of Forest Hills Northern High School, who attends the University of Michigan and majors in mechanical engineering. Ravikumar was interested in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) subjects, so he began participating in school activities such as Math Counts and Science Olympiad. Outside of school, he enjoys playing the piano and playing with his friends.

Charlie Hartman $ 1,250 was awarded. He is an excellent graduate of Forest Hills Northern High School, who was awarded an excellent male athlete in 2022. Hartman attends the University of Michigan to study engineering. While in Forest Hills Northern, he was the team captain of his national team baseball, basketball and soccer teams. In his spare time, Hartman enjoys spending time with his friends and family.

Erich Laird $ 1,250 was awarded. He is a junior at Ferris State University and majors in welding engineering. During the next fall semester, Laird plans to complete a high-quality technical certificate and is considering an additional certificate program in lean manufacturing. When not attending class, Laird spends time in the fitness center and climbs the rock wall with his friends.

Grace Clan A $ 1,000 renewal scholarship was awarded. She is a sophomore at Western Michigan University and majors in aerospace engineering with minors in Japanese and math. Clan is a club leader in robotics and the American Society for Aeronautics and Astronautics. In her leisure time, she likes to run, read classic novels, study ancient Japanese history, and paint.

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