Adams County Education Consortium (ACEC) and the Independent Electrical Contractors Association Rocky Mountain (IECRM) proudly announced that they have awarded their first electrical apprenticeship scholarship to Julien Gomez Brown, a recent graduate of Mapleton Expeditionary School of the Arts (MESA) high school in the Mapleton School District.
Julien will receive a $2000 scholarship to cover the costs of his apprenticeship training at IECRM. He is now employed at Montgomery Electric. ACEC coordinated the scholarship process in which Julien provided a scholarship application with personal references, interviewed at IECRM, passed the IECRM math test and attended an IECRM hiring fair.
The partnership between the IECRM and ACEC was facilitated by the Metro North Chamber of Commerce. The MNCC hosted a breakfast for its members which included an appeal by ACEC to get more students engaged in post-secondary training/certification/apprenticeship programs by offering scholarship opportunities.
ACEC and IECRM look forward to continuing the program and promoting school to career pathways for students not pursuing a traditional four-year college track. Other businesses/industries interested in engaging youth in their training/certification/apprenticeship programs should contact Chuck Gross, Executive Director, ACEC at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-453-8515.