District 751 sponsors scholarships for aerospace
LYNNWOOD — Three Washington state college students are getting help training for careers in aerospace thanks to Machinists Union District Lodge 751.
The union sponsored scholarships for the three community college students: Hunter Coulombe of Edmonds Community College, Travis Garman of Everett Community College and Terri Watson of Spokane Community College.
District 751 President Tom Wroblewski presented the scholarships at the Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance’s annual conference Feb. 7. The union was the PNAA’s top scholarship sponsor for 2012. PNAA officers worked with the state’s community colleges to pick the scholarship winners.
“Our union is committed to aerospace worker training and education, because having a highly skilled workforce is our state’s competitive advantage,” Wroblewski said. “I’d like to congratulate the winners and wish them luck in their careers.”
Originally formed in 1935 to represent hourly workers at the Boeing Co., District Lodge 751 of the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers now represents more than 31,000 working men and women at 45 employers across Washington, Oregon and California. As part of their community service, members of the Machinists Volunteer Program built their 300th wheelchair ramp in 2011 while other volunteers collected more than $263,000 for Guide Dogs of America, the union’s charity of choice.
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