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Jill Parker
Workforce Scholarship Program Graduate, Process Technology at SOWELA Technical Community College

“I appreciated receiving a scholarship from the Workforce Scholarship Program at the Community Foundation. It covered my tuition, which was a big help, and also gave me the support of a career counselor and a volunteer mentor. The team has given me encouragement and provided me with the tools to find the right job to start my new career”

Jill Parker, a current DeQuincy resident and former Westlake resident, is one of the first graduates from the Workforce Scholarship Program. Jill, with her daughter serving as her mentor, completed SOWELA Technical Community College’s process technology program in December 2015 and is currently employed as a process operator.

Kenya Cowen
Workforce Scholarship Program Graduate,Process Technology at SOWELA Technical Community College

“The financial support afforded to me through this scholarship fund has truly changed my life. I graduated in process technology from Sowela Technical Community College in December and I am currently testing for a position with area industry. I look forward to using my new skill set to be of service to my community.”

Kenya Cowen is a lifelong native of Mossville and a recent graduate of the Workforce Scholarship Program. Kenya decided to go back to school at 44 years old to provide a better future for herself and family. She achieved her associate’s degree in process technology in December 2015.

 

 

 

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