Elevate Advanced Manufacturing

Elevate Advanced Manufacturing, a non-profit initiative spreading the word about career opportunities in manufacturing, has awarded 15 $500 scholarships to high school seniors who are attending an Iowa Community College in the fall to train for a career in advanced manufacturing. 

“Manufacturing firms supply more than 208,858 jobs to Iowans,” said Mike Ralston, President of the Iowa Association of Business and Industry. “These well-paying careers require education and training beyond high school, but 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 traditional college graduates.”

In addition to a $500 scholarship, Elevate Advanced Manufacturing scholarship recipients will be honored at the Legends in Manufacturing Award Ceremony on October 1, 2019 at Prairie Meadows Event Center.

The 2019 scholarship awardees are:

  • Konnor Steinick, Des Moines Area Community College, Computer Numerically Controlled Machining
  • Donavon Serram, Eastern Iowa Community College, Industrial Maintenance and Welding Technician & Technology
  • Keean Anderson, Hawkeye Community College, Industrial Automation
  • Aaron Vos, Indian Hills Community College, Industrial Automation and Robotics
  • Noah Webster, Iowa Central Community College, Engineering Design Technology
  • Chase Budach, Iowa Lakes Community College, HVAC
  • Marisol Martinez, Iowa Valley Community College, Welding Technician & Technology
  • Gage O’Connor, Iowa Western Community College, Robotics
  • Cole Miculinich, Kirkwood Community College, HVAC
  • Garrett Koster, North Iowa Area Community College, Computer Numerically Controlled Machining, Machining, Manufacturing Technician/Technology
  • Andrew Hoeger-Pint, Northeast Iowa Community College, Engineering
  • Drew Pierce, Northwest Iowa Community College, Drafting
  • Jalon Lacy, Southeastern Community College, Construction
  • Jacob Hoveland, Southwestern Community College, Welding Technician & Technology
  • Trey Claycamp, Western Iowa Tech Community College, Welding Technician & Technology, Electrical Technician