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2018 Career Institute

For Immediate Release:
Jackie Edwards, Technology & Trades on the Prairie
jedwards@fuillc.com

Technology and Trades on the Prairie Announces 2018 Career Institute

Redwood Falls, MN: Technology and Trades on the Prairie will be hosting their 2nd Annual Career Institute on July 17-18 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Farmward Cooperative in Morgan, MN. Students in grades 7-12 are encouraged to register and experience skills required for careers in agronomics, health care, industrial technology, computer technology, video production and more using hands on skills and simulation labs. Enroll today as registrations will be closing on July 6th. This event is FREE to all students that register, students will also receive lunch and snacks throughout the event.

Let the 2018 Career Institute help you decide what your future looks like!

About Technology and Trades on the Prairie:

Technology and Trades on the Prairie is promoting the economic vitality of careers in the technology and trades industries in Southwest Minnesota. Meeting current and future local workforce needs through strong partnerships between businesses, communities, academic institutions and others committed to Southwest Minnesota sustainability. Technology and Trades on the Prairie is part of the larger community effort to improve the future of Southwest Minnesota by:

  • Creating an awareness among high school students and 18-29 year old’s of the career opportunities focused on the technology and trades job sectors of Southwest Minnesota.
  • Providing the means for employers in industry sectors to work together to promote the benefits of working and living in Southwest Minnesota.
  • Encouraging graduating students to remain or to return to the area.
  • Partnering with employers, academic institutions, and other groups dedicated to improving the vitality of SW MN to create a pool of highly motivated and skilled employee candidates.

Technology & Trades on the Prairie is incorporated and a 501 (c) 3 status under Redwood Area Communities Foundation (RACF).

For more information about us please visit: prairiecareers.com.

Springfield Scholarship Recipients

Redwood Falls, MN: Technology and Trades on the Prairie is excited to announce sixteen scholarship recipients for 2018. These students are representing the schools of: Redwood Valley, Renville County West, Springfield, Wabasso, Westbrook-Walnut Grove, Cedar Mountain, and Red Rock Central. All scholarship recipients will be continuing their education through a technical or trade school of their choice and we wish each of them the “Best of Luck” with their next journey in life.

LaCole Weisensel, Springfield, a 2018 Scholarship Recipient. LaCole plans to attend Rochester Community & Technical College this fall pursing a degree in Veterinary Medicine (Pre-Requisite).

Andrea Hoffman, Springfield, a 2018 Scholarship Recipient. Andrea plans to attend South Central College this fall pursuing a degree in Computer Integrated Machining.

Cheyanne Hammerschmidt, Springfield, a 2018 Scholarship Recipient. Cheyanne plans to attend Technical & Community College this fall pursuing a degree in Nursing.

Technology and Trades on the Prairie is made possible by the following:
Farmers Union Industries Foundation, Farmward Cooperative, AgQuest, Southern MN Beet Sugar Cooperative, Minnwest Bank, Thrivent, CoBank, CHS, Redwood Area Learning Center, and Southwest Initiative Foundation.
LaCole, Andrea, Cheyanne Scholarship Recipients

About Technology and Trades on the Prairie:
Technology and Trades on the Prairie is promoting the economic vitality of careers in the technology and trades industries in Southwest Minnesota. Meeting current and future local workforce needs through strong partnerships between businesses, communities, academic institutions and others committed to Southwest Minnesota sustainability. Technology and Trades on the Prairie is part of the larger community effort to improve the future of Southwest Minnesota by:

  • Creating an awareness among high school students and 18-29 year old’s of the career opportunities focused on the technology and trades job sectors of Southwest Minnesota.
  • Providing the means for employers in industry sectors to work together to promote the benefits of working and living in Southwest Minnesota.
  • Encouraging graduating students to remain or to return to the area.
  • Partnering with employers, academic institutions, and other groups dedicated to improving the vitality of SW MN to create a pool of highly motivated and skilled employee candidates.

Technology & Trades on the Prairie is incorporated and a 501 (c) 3 status under Redwood Area Communities Foundation (RACF).

For more information about us please visit: http://prairiecareers.com.

Cedar Mountain Scholarship Recipients

Redwood Falls, MN: Technology and Trades on the Prairie is excited to announce sixteen scholarship recipients for 2018. These students are representing the schools of: Redwood Valley, Renville County West, Springfield, Wabasso, Westbrook-Walnut Grove, Cedar Mountain, and Red Rock Central. All scholarship recipients will be continuing their education through a technical or trade school of their choice and we wish each of them the “Best of Luck” with their next journey in life.

Derek Marlow, Cedar Mountain, is a 2018 Scholarship Recipient. Derek plans to attend MN West Community & Technical College this fall pursuing a degree in Diesel Mechanics.

Taylor Rose, Cedar Mountain, is also a 2018 Scholarship Recipient. Taylor plans to attend Ridgewater Community & Technical College this fall pursuing a degree in Agriculture.

Technology and Trades on the Prairie is made possible by the following:
Farmers Union Industries Foundation, Farmward Cooperative, AgQuest, Southern MN Beet Sugar Cooperative, Minnwest Bank, Thrivent, CoBank, CHS, Redwood Area Learning Center, and Southwest Initiative Foundation.

Cedar Mountain recipients Taylor Rose and Derek Marlow
About Technology and Trades on the Prairie:
Technology and Trades on the Prairie is promoting the economic vitality of careers in the technology and trades industries in Southwest Minnesota. Meeting current and future local workforce needs through strong partnerships between businesses, communities, academic institutions and others committed to Southwest Minnesota sustainability. Technology and Trades on the Prairie is part of the larger community effort to improve the future of Southwest Minnesota by:

  • Creating an awareness among high school students and 18-29 year old’s of the career opportunities focused on the technology and trades job sectors of Southwest Minnesota.
  • Providing the means for employers in industry sectors to work together to promote the benefits of working and living in Southwest Minnesota.
  • Encouraging graduating students to remain or to return to the area.
  • Partnering with employers, academic institutions, and other groups dedicated to improving the vitality of SW MN to create a pool of highly motivated and skilled employee candidates.

Technology & Trades on the Prairie is incorporated and a 501 (c) 3 status under Redwood Area Communities Foundation (RACF).

For more information about us please visit: http://prairiecareers.com.

RCW Scholarship Recipients

Redwood Falls, MN: Technology and Trades on the Prairie is excited to announce sixteen scholarship recipients for 2018. These students are representing the schools of: Redwood Valley, Renville County West, Springfield, Wabasso, Westbrook-Walnut Grove, Cedar Mountain, and Red Rock Central. All scholarship recipients will be continuing their education through a technical or trade school of their choice and we wish each of them the “Best of Luck” with their next journey in life.

Nathan Serbus, Renville County West is a 2018 Scholarship Recipient. Nathan plans to attend Ridgewater Community and Technical College this fall pursuing a degree in Agriculture.

Taylor Wertish, Renville County West is also a 2018 Scholarship Recipient. Taylor plans to attend Ridgewater Community & Technical College this fall pursuing a degree in Veterinary Technician.

Technology and Trades on the Prairie is made possible by the following:
Farmers Union Industries Foundation, Farmward Cooperative, AgQuest, Southern MN Beet Sugar Cooperative, Minnwest Bank, Thrivent, CoBank, CHS, Redwood Area Learning Center, and Southwest Initiative Foundation.

About Technology and Trades on the Prairie:
Technology and Trades on the Prairie is promoting the economic vitality of careers in the technology and trades industries in Southwest Minnesota. Meeting current and future local workforce needs through strong partnerships between businesses, communities, academic institutions and others committed to Southwest Minnesota sustainability. Technology and Trades on the Prairie is part of the larger community effort to improve the future of Southwest Minnesota by:

  • Creating an awareness among high school students and 18-29 year old’s of the career opportunities focused on the technology and trades job sectors of Southwest Minnesota.
  • Providing the means for employers in industry sectors to work together to promote the benefits of working and living in Southwest Minnesota.
  • Encouraging graduating students to remain or to return to the area.
  • Partnering with employers, academic institutions, and other groups dedicated to improving the vitality of SW MN to create a pool of highly motivated and skilled employee candidates.

Technology & Trades on the Prairie is incorporated and a 501 (c) 3 status under Redwood Area Communities Foundation (RACF).

For more information about us please visit: http://prairiecareers.com.

Scholarship Recipient – Amanda Johnson

For Immediate Release:
Jackie Edwards, Technology & Trades on the Prairie
jedwards@fuillc.com

Technology and Trades on the Prairie Announces Scholarship Recipients
Redwood Falls, MN: Technology and Trades on the Prairie is excited to announce sixteen scholarship recipients for 2018. These students are representing the schools of: Redwood Valley, Renville County West, Springfield, Wabasso, Westbrook-Walnut Grove, Cedar Mountain, and Red Rock Central. All scholarship recipients will be continuing their education through a technical or trade school of their choice and we wish each of them the “Best of Luck” with their next journey in life.

Amanda Johnson, Redwood Valley Senior, will be attending Rochester Community and Technical College in Rochester, a two-year tech and trade school and majoring in Veterinary Technology. Amanda says, “I very much enjoy learning about different types of animals and I learn best with hands-on activities, which are a big part of RCTC.” Both the Technology and Trades on the Prairie Career Institute program last that she attended, and the Careers Class at her high school that she is currently enrolled in, have helped her to make the decision to attend a two-year tech and trade school.

Technology and Trades on the Prairie is made possible by the following:
Farmers Union Industries Foundation, Farmward Cooperative, AgQuest, Southern MN Beet Sugar Cooperative, Minnwest Bank, Thrivent, CoBank, CHS, Redwood Area Learning Center, and Southwest Initiative Foundation

About Technology and Trades on the Prairie:
Technology and Trades on the Prairie is promoting the economic vitality of careers in the technology and trades industries in Southwest Minnesota. Meeting current and future local workforce needs through strong partnerships between businesses, communities, academic institutions and others committed to Southwest Minnesota sustainability. Technology and Trades on the Prairie is part of the larger community effort to improve the future of Southwest Minnesota by:

  • Creating an awareness among high school students and 18-29 year old’s of the career opportunities focused on the technology and trades job sectors of Southwest Minnesota.
  • Providing the means for employers in industry sectors to work together to promote the benefits of working and living in Southwest Minnesota.
  • Encouraging graduating students to remain or to return to the area.
  • Partnering with employers, academic institutions, and other groups dedicated to improving the vitality of SW MN to create a pool of highly motivated and skilled employee candidates.

Technology & Trades on the Prairie is incorporated and a 501 (c) 3 status under Redwood Area Communities Foundation (RACF).
For more information about us please visit: http://prairiecareers.com/

Scholarship Recipients

For Immediate Release:
Jackie Edwards, Technology & Trades on the Prairie
jedwards@fuillc.com

Technology and Trades on the Prairie Announces Scholarship Recipients

Redwood Falls, MN: Technology and Trades on the Prairie is excited to announce sixteen scholarship recipients for 2018. These students are representing the schools of: Redwood Valley, Renville County West, Springfield, Wabasso, Westbrook-Walnut Grove, Cedar Mountain, and Red Rock Central. All scholarship recipients will be continuing their education through a technical or trade school of their choice and we wish each of them the “Best of Luck” with their next journey in life.

Maiya Thompson, Redwood Valley Senior, attended the Technology and Trades Career Institute last July. Before attending the career institute Maiya really had no direction for after high school graduation. She attended a welding session and proudly found a new passion and announced to her family, “I am going to welding school!” Maiya is one of our scholarship recipients for a scholarship and will be attending Minnesota West Community and Technical College for welding in the fall of 2018.

Technology and Trades on the Prairie is made possible by the following:
Farmers Union Industries Foundation, Farmward Cooperative, AgQuest, Southern MN Beet Sugar Cooperative, Minnwest Bank, Thrivent, CoBank, CHS, Redwood Area Learning Center, and Southwest Initiative Foundation.

Scholarship winners
Left to Right: Madelyn Collins (Alexandria Tec – Early Education), Amanda Johnson (Rochester Com & Tech – Veterinary Tech), Maiya Thompson (MN West – Welding), Jackie Edwards, Chair Technology & Trades on the Prairie

About Technology and Trades on the Prairie:
Technology and Trades on the Prairie is promoting the economic vitality of careers in the technology and trades industries in Southwest Minnesota. Meeting current and future local workforce needs through strong partnerships between businesses, communities, academic institutions and others committed to Southwest Minnesota sustainability. Technology and Trades on the Prairie is part of the larger community effort to improve the future of Southwest Minnesota by:

  • Creating an awareness among high school students and 18-29 year old’s of the career opportunities focused on the technology and trades job sectors of Southwest Minnesota.
  • Providing the means for employers in industry sectors to work together to promote the benefits of working and living in Southwest Minnesota.
  • Encouraging graduating students to remain or to return to the area.
  • Partnering with employers, academic institutions, and other groups dedicated to improving the vitality of SW MN to create a pool of highly motivated and skilled employee candidates.
  • Technology & Trades on the Prairie is incorporated and a 501 (c) 3 status under Redwood Area Communities Foundation (RACF).

    For more information about us please visit: prairiecareers.com.

    2018 Scholarship

    Technology & Trades on the Praire has a scholarship available to candidates that are attending a technology or trade school after graduation this spring! This is a $500 scholarship and the winners will be announced May 2nd, 2018. The application deadline is Friday, April 13th.

    To be considered for the scholarship, the applicant must:

    • Must attend a technology or trade school post graduation
    • Complete this application
    • Submit 1 letter of reference

    More Information:

    • 2 seniors will be awarded $500 each.
    • The scholarship will be paid after the 1st semester of school (Fall 2018).
    • Complete the application below with your letter of reference attached or download this application and submit to your school by April 13.

    Our goals are to be part of the larger community effort to improve the future of Southwest Minnesota by:

    • Creating an awareness among high school students and 18-29 year old’s of the career opportunities focused on the technology and trades job sectors of Southwest Minnesota.
    • Providing the means for employers in industry sectors to work together to promote the benefits of working and living in Southwest Minnesota.
    • Encouraging graduating students to remain or to return to the area.
    • Partnering with employers, academic institutions, and other groups dedicated to improving the vitality of SW MN to create a pool of highly motivated and skilled employee candidates.


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