HOUGHTON – Mark your calendar and be a part of us for a web-based Silent Public sale on Wednesday, Dec. 9 by Dec. 14 to profit the PHF/KEDA Profession and Technical Instructional Scholarship program. The web public sale may be accessed at https://www.biddingowl.com/CTESCHOLARSHIPS. This yr’s digital public sale may have over 40 objects together with a number of distinctive objects crafted by the CCISD and highschool CTE college students.
In an effort to not let the COVID pandemic stifle the futures of our youth, the Keweenaw Financial Growth Alliance (KEDA) is constant its efforts to boost funds to help college students who need to pursue profession technical training after highschool. Usually, this silent public sale is a part of the annual Vacation Hoopla held collectively with the Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce and Keweenaw Younger Professionals. With the pandemic curbing the 2020 Vacation Hoopla gathering, the silent public sale goes digital.
The CTE scholarship program was began in 2013 with KEDA elevating funds yearly and offering scholarships to the 9 excessive colleges of the Copper Nation ISD primarily based on the quantity of funds raised. The typical scholarship was round $600. Final yr KEDA and the Portage Well being Basis (PHF) created a partnership that ensures that one graduating senior from every of the excessive colleges in Baraga, Houghton, Keweenaw, and Ontonagon Counties and the Horizons Excessive College has out there a $1,000 scholarship to pursue a certificates, one- or two-year profession technical training program. PHF has dedicated to managing and offering the scholarships and KEDA has dedicated to proceed to boost funds yearly for the training scholarship endowment that PHF has established.
“This annual silent public sale is made doable by the beneficiant help of the group, the various companies which have donated objects, and the college districts and Copper Nation ISD CTE courses which have constructed objects particularly to help this expert commerce public sale,” mentioned Jeff Ratcliffe, KEDA’s government director. “With out their help, this scholarship program wouldn’t have been doable.”
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