Vulcan Materials recently awarded $8,000 to Wilkes Community College in North Carolina to use for student scholarships. These scholarships are awarded to incoming freshmen students enrolled in the Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technology.
Vulcan Materials is a strong community partner by recognizing the unique opportunities they have to make a lasting difference in the communities they serve, according to a statement by Wilkes Community College. With a strong emphasis on conservation and education, Vulcan is a long-term partner to thousands of organizations coast to coast. They offer resources to get things done – whether it be their staff’s time and talents, materials, or financial support.
As proponents of higher education, Vulcan provides scholarships to college students. In 2017, the company awarded more than 100 scholarships. Through its 25-year partnership with the national organization INROADS, the company also offer internships to help prepare minority college students for corporate and community leadership.
Jonathan Mann, vice president of human resources at Vulcan Materials, said, “As a company, Vulcan Materials recognizes the value of skilled trades in meeting our business goals. We are working with schools across our footprint to strengthen the pipeline of talented and diverse mechanics, welders, electricians, and other skilled trade professionals. We believe these scholarships are an opportunity for those in the high schools in Wilkes County and the surrounding areas to choose a path that offers comprehensive training and development to build a foundation for a promising and successful career with Vulcan Materials.”
Vulcan’s Mideast Division comprises North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Delaware. The division operates more than 65 crushing and sales facilities and employs approximately 1,200 people.
Wilkes Community College, a member of the North Carolina Community College System, is a public, two-year, open-door institution serving the people of Wilkes, Ashe and Alleghany counties and beyond.