Aerotek and SkillsUSA to Award "Make Your Mark" Scholarships
Scholarships Will Allow Students to Pursue Upskilling Opportunities, Improve Economic Outcomes
LEESBURG, Va., April 3, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- SkillsUSA has partnered with Aerotek, a leading talent solutions provider specializing in placing light industrial and skilled trades talent in the manufacturing, logistics, construction, aviation and facility management industries, to provide "Make Your Mark" scholarships to SkillsUSA members.
The scholarship program supports the SkillsUSA career model and aligns with SkillsUSA and Aerotek's shared strategic goal to expand the skilled workforce and remove barriers of entry for the future generation of workers. The two organizations first partnered in 2021.
Aerotek aims to invest in the communities it serves by establishing partnerships that help empower people to achieve both their personal and professional aspirations. SkillsUSA and Aerotek's "Make Your Mark" scholarships will provide critical financial assistance for those in need to pursue continued skills education and improved economic outcomes.
"There is a critical need for underserved populations to receive skills training," said Chelle Travis, executive director at SkillsUSA. "These scholarships will help to fulfill the need and we sincerely thank Aerotek for providing them to our students. Working together with Aerotek, we can help close the skills gap."
"The skilled labor shortage is stifling growth for businesses and employees across each industry we serve," said Aerotek President Tom Kelly. "We are thrilled to partner with SkillsUSA to provide "Make Your Mark" scholarships that will help students pursue upskilling opportunities and serve to expand the talent pipeline with hard-to-find skills that are desperately needed."
The SkillsUSA-Aerotek "Make Your Mark" scholarship program will award scholarships of up to $5,000 each to SkillsUSA members in the following trde areas: Arts, A/V and Communications (Telecommunications Cabling only); Architecture & Construction; Information Technology; Manufacturing; STEM; and Transportation. These scholarships are not for four-year schools. Applications will be accepted from April 3 through April 30, 2023. For more information, visit: www.skillsusa.org.
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