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Lake Area Technical College Students Earn Mike Rowe Foundation Scholarships

Posted on: April 13, 2017   |   Category: News
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April 13, 2017


Lake Area Technical College Caterpillar ThinkBIG students Nathan Timmerman of Lennox, SD, and Trysten Studemann of Ivanhoe, MN, are each the recipients of a $1000 mikeroweWORKS Tool Scholarship from the mikeroweWORKS Foundation in partnership with the AED Foundation, an affiliate of Associated Equipment Distributors (AED).  Timmerman and Studemann are enrolled in the Caterpillar ThinkBIG program and are sponsored by Butler Machinery.

Recipients of the scholarship are selected based on academic and skill performance in the Caterpillar ThinkBIG program.  Students who receive the scholarship must also be enrolled an AED-affiliated school. Timmerman and Studemann will graduate from Lake Area Technical College in May of 2017 with Associate of Applied Science degrees in Diesel Technology, with Caterpillar endorsements.  They have both been secured for employment by Butler Machinery; Timmerman in Sioux Falls and Studemann in Aberdeen.

The scholarships have been established by the creator and host of “Dirty Jobs,” Mike Rowe. These scholarships are representative of his unique “boots on the ground” approach to technical workforce development. In a time when jobs for many college graduates are hard to come by, the mikeroweWORKS Foundation is working to make students aware of and align them with the excellent opportunities in professional technical occupations. Rowe is helping students receive financial resources they need to pursue these occupations in career areas where there is great employer demand.


Picture: Lake Area Technical College Caterpillar ThinkBIG students Trysten Studemann of Ivanhoe, MN, (left) and Nathan Timmerman of Lennox, SD, (right) are each the recipient of a $1,000 mikeroweWORKS Tool Scholarship. They are pictured with LATI Diesel/ThinkBIG Supervisor Corey Mushitz.