Elevate is giving away scholarships to high school seniors who are attending an Iowa Community College in the fall for a career in advanced manufacturing. Examples of eligible training programs include welding, computer numerically controlled (CNC) machining, industrial automation, industrial maintenance, robotics, tool and die, and transportation and logistics. Along with filling out the application, applicants must also answer questions regarding their eligibility for the scholarship.
Elevate Advanced Manufacturing promotes great careers in advanced manufacturing. The Manufacturing sector comprises 14.4 percent of public and private employment in Iowa with 222,628 employees. These well-paying careers require education and training beyond high school, but many don’t require the often burdensome cost of a bachelor’s degree. Recent studies have shown that two-year degree holders, especially in high-demand manufacturing occupations, can earn salaries that surpass those of college graduates.