Union gives scholarship to Everett CC student

LYNNWOOD — Travis Garman wants to either build or maintain commercial jets. The Bellingham man is that much closer to his goal, thanks to Machinists Union District Lodge 751.

Garman received a $500 scholarship to Everett Community College from District 751 at the Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance conference on Feb. 8 in Lynnwood.

Garman said he was thankful for the scholarship and plans to use the money to finish his studies toward an aircraft maintenance technician’s license. After that, “working for a big airline would be great,” he said. “Boeing would be fantastic. Anything around planes.”

District 751 President Tom Wroblewski attended the conference and presented the scholarship.

“Our union is committed to both preparing the next generation of aerospace workers in Washington state, and to ensuring there are good-paying, high-skill jobs for them when they finish their training,” Wroblewski said. “It was great to meet Travis, and I wish him all the best.”

Originally formed in Seattle in 1935 to represent hourly workers at Boeing, Machinists Union District Lodge 751 now represents more than 26,000 workers at 44 employers across Washington, Oregon and California. In 2010, members donated nearly 6,200 hours of volunteer community service as well as more than $276,000 to Guide Dogs of America, the union’s charity of choice.

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