Central Lakes College is please to have awarded 10 additional Workforce Development Scholarships to students for fall semester. The scholarships, totaling $2,500 each, will help students launch a career in a high-demand occupation in Minnesota. These scholarships were made possible by a $7 million appropriation from the Legislature after a successful pilot program stemming from the 2017 legislative session that initially awarded $1 million in scholarships in the 2018-2019 academic year.
“CLC is thrilled to provide students these scholarships so that they can be applied to high demand, high wage careers,” said Paul Preimesberger CLC’s Dean of Enrollment Management and Student Success. “These scholarships keep this kind of talent and ambition in the region and that benefits us all. We hope to continue to provide these Workforce Development Scholarships for the next academic year, as well.”
Workforce Development Scholarship recipients are studying in the following programs:
• Nursing • Early Childhood Education • Computer Technology • Practical Nursing • Nursing • Diesel Technology • Welding • Marine and Power Sports • Heavy Equipment Operations & Maintenance • Agricultural Studies
The students come from the following towns: Pequot Lakes, Staples, Brainerd, Cushing, Holdingford, Little Falls, St Cloud, Waseca, Waite Park, St Joseph and New York Mills.