Forging Careers with Students through SVAM

careersAs a member of the Southwest Virginia Alliance for Manufacturing (SVAM), Strongwell and some of its team members were able to participate on the organization’s annual scholarship review committee. Each year, SVAM awards thousands of dollars’ worth of scholarships to students within an almost twenty jurisdiction footprint. These funds are provided to students who are interested in pursuing an education which directly supports the manufacturing sectors. Students on two year, four year, or certificate paths are encouraged to apply.

Students may only apply for the scholarship if a member company is represented within the locality or county. Strongwell is one of the organization’s newest members and the sole representative from the City of Bristol, Virginia. As a result, Virginia High School students were encouraged to apply for this round of scholarships, resulting in three students being chosen based upon their interviews with Lydia Sinemus (Environmental, Health, and Safety Manager - Strongwell), Tekai Shu (Social Media and Business Development Manager - Strongwell), and Lennie Gail Mitchum (Executive Director - SVAM)

The three students chosen will be attending Virginia Highlands Community College, Austin Peay University, and Virginia Tech, to pursue careers in cyber security, business, and engineering.

Congratulations to the Class of 2018 and its SVAM Scholarship Awardees.

Click here for more information on how rising seniors can apply for this scholarship opportunity.