Much has been said about the need in our local businesses for workers whose skills line up with the jobs available. That is especially true in jobs that require technical or vocational training. To respond to the need, the Litchfield Chamber of Commerce has created a new scholarship program targeted specifically to financially assist adult learners as they pursue job skills training.
To be eligible applicants must complete an application form and provide a letter of recommendation from a Litchfield Chamber member. A committee of volunteers will interview applicants and select the scholarship winners. If awarded a scholarship, applicants will be required to provide proof of enrollment in their educational program prior to receiving the award. Application deadline is August 18, 2014.
The Chamber’s Board of Directors has allocated up to four, $500.00 scholarships to be awarded in August, 2014.
According to Dee Schutte, Executive Director for the Chamber, “The Litchfield Area Chamber of Commerce has a history of fulfilling a unique niche with its scholarship programs. As students enroll in technical or vocational training programs, the avenues for scholarship opportunities become somewhat limited. This is particularly true of the adult learner. The new financial assistance program provides an opportunity for these students to receive financial assistance.”
The scholarship program is supported by donations from Chamber members. Applications are available at www.litch.com or by calling the Chamber at (320) 693-8184.