year’s scholarships have been reserved
Program administrators point to a
recent U.S. Bureau of Labor statistic
that says of the more than 22 million
veterans in this country, a substantial
number are likely to enter occupations
in installation, maintenance, repair, production, and material moving industries.
Alejandra Contreras, a water treatment specialist for the U.S. Army and a
2009–10 Tools for Tomorrow recipient,
enrolled in the water treatment program at Red Rocks Community College
near Denver with a grand ambition: to
eventually develop clean water technologies for Third World nations.
“It’s absolutely vital for me to take
these classes because I need the technical
experience provided to accomplish what
I want to do,” says Contreras. Though
she plans to enroll at a four-year college
and eventually earn a degree in environmental engineering, she says there is no
substitute for the hands-on technical
education she received at Red Rocks.
“WITH A LITTLE SKILL
THERE IS A JOB
—Dale Townsend, student,
Blackhawk Technical College
“I would never have learned these
skills at a four-year college,” she says.
Tools for Tomorrow worked for Dale
Townsend in Wisconsin. After deciding
to attend college full time, Townsend
contacted Blackhawk’s job center and
learned how to apply for scholarships.
His early grades showed promise—A’s
across the board. He later learned the
college had submitted his name for the
Tools for Tomorrow program.
The scholarship enabled him to take
a full course load— 12 credits during
the regular semester and six over the
summer. As an older student return-
ing to the classroom after years in the
workplace, getting reacquainted with
the nuances of academia took time.
Corey Murray is managing editor of
Community College Journal.
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