The Rock River Valley Tooling and Machining Association (RRVTMA) will donate $10,000 to Rock Valley College (RVC) of Rockford, Ill., at a special event this evening.
The RRVTMA, a precision machining industry group comprised of shops in Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin, will present the donation to RVC President Dr. Jack Becherer at the 2013 Apprentice Appreciation Dinner. The dinner is organized to recognize apprentices who have completed coursework at RVC and on-the-job training supervised by RRVTMA members.
The $10,000 donation is intended to expand precision machining facilities and equipment capabilities at the RVC manufacturing and metrology laboratories. Apprentices use these facilities to gain valuable precision machining experience and education.
The RRVTMA will also presents scholarship awards to high school seniors at the dinner, the first time it has done so. Three high school seniors with an expressed goal of pursuing machining education will each receive an award of $1000.
IMT Machining Journal’s parent company ThomasNet is also sponsoring scholarships for students pursuing manufacturing or engineering education. The ThomasNet North American Manufacturing Scholarship is open to dedicated students studying engineering, entering a skilled trade program, or pursuing a curriculum in supply chain management and/or business operations. Further, by subscribing to ThomasNet IMT journals, you can help increase the awards for the 30 selected students. The deadline for scholarship submission is July 1, 2013.