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Now Accepting Applicants for the 2018|19 WACC Workforce Development Scholarship

About the Scholarship

The Wilsonville Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the availability of two $1,000 continuing education scholarships for the 2018-19 academic year.

 Who Can Apply?

This scholarship is RESERVED for career development for those entering or continuing an education or training program in the SKILLED TRADES profession. High school students, post-secondary students, and non-traditional (adult) students, and those re-entering the workforce pursuing a career in a skilled trade or vocational profession may apply.

 Eligibility Requirements

The applicant must be attending or planning to attend an accredited program, a certificate program, or a degree program in the skilled or vocational trades or a related field including but limited to cosmetology, construction, carpentry, IT, HVAC, plumbing, electrical work, welding, fire protection, food-service, automotive repair, etc.… Read the rest

Wilsonville Chamber Announces Career and Technical Education (CTE) Scholarships

Wilsonville Chamber of Commerce Scholarship

The Wilsonville Area Chamber of Commerce (WACC) is pleased to announce the availability of two (2) CTE $1,000 scholarships to Wilsonville graduating seniors. These scholarships are specifically designed for post-high school students planning on attending an accredited vocational-technical school and can be used for tuition, specialized equipment or tools.

The purpose of the WACC Trade & Workforce Scholarship is to address current and future shortages in the region’s workforce, notably the lack of skilled trades workers. In light of growing demand for middle-skill jobs, vocational training offers a practical alternative to traditional postsecondary degrees.

“Wilsonville employers consistently share with us their need for skilled workers in our trade industries and that is why we have developed this unique scholarship opportunity.  Supporting students who plan to establish careers here in Wilsonville is a great way for the Chamber to invest in our future workforce and economic vitality of our community,” said Kevin O’Malley, President, and CEO of the Chamber.… Read the rest