Special to Atmore News
Montgomery – Forty-eight students have each been awarded a $3,600 scholarship to study in automotive manufacturing programs at Alabama’s community colleges. Three of those students will attend Reid State Technical College.
The following students have been awarded scholarships to pursue a technical education certificate or associate degree at Reid State:
* Joseph Brooks, Industrial Electronics Technology
* Melissa Crutchfield, Industrial Electronics Technology and Industrial Maintenance Technology
* Tia Livingston, Industrial Electronics Technology and Industrial Maintenance Technology
The scholarships, along with a mentorship program led by seasoned automotive manufacturing professionals, were provided through the combined efforts of the Alabama Automotive Manufacturers Association and the Alabama Community College System (ACCS) to help fill more than 10,000 automotive manufacturing jobs in Alabama within two years.
Each student was required to have at least a 2.5 GPA and to submit an essay on why he or she wants to work in Alabama’s automotive industry. Each student also submitted a reference letter.
ACCS has community colleges in every region of the state that offer one or more automotive programs.