Lozier, the MCC scholarship prepares future mechanics for a career


He works at the factory, but Seth Redding said he never felt like a cog in the machine. “You come here and you learn something new every day,” said Redding, who is part of Lozier’s sponsorship program. When he graduates from Metro Community College this semester, Redding will be debt-free, with a job at Lozier planned. “I’m really excited to start full-time,” said Redding, whose full journey includes manuals, tools and a toolbox. Redding told KETV Newswatch 7 that his mother had a stroke and was unable to work. -work on time, he can support his family and graduate. “It’s helped me tremendously in the situation I’m in with my family,” Redding said. money. He said the apprenticeship sparked a passion for the job. “Bouncing back and forth from course to course is hard at times, but in the long run it was worth it,” Redding said . Students in the program earn up to $21 per hour during a summer internship, followed by their apprenticeship. Upon graduation, they earn up to $30 per hour. “It’s a good idea to have a trade under your belt, so you have something you can always fall back on,” said Linn Kroeger, maintenance manager, who oversees the program. skills learned during apprenticeship should not be set aside as a fallback. eger wants to weld a new narrative about working in the trades. “Everyone thinks you should go to a four-year school, but there’s just a big group of people who don’t fit,” Kroeger said, adding that trades workers can do well and support from a family. For the past ten years, each graduate of this program has held a full-time job at Lozier. “We want to bring in a younger, more qualified group of people to become mechanics or toolmakers at our facilities,” Kroeger said. High school students interested in applying for the sponsorship must do so by February 25. The link to the application can be found here.

He works at the factory, but Seth Redding said he never felt like a cog in the machine.

“You come here and you learn something new every day,” said Redding, who is part of Lozier’s sponsorship program. When he graduates from Metro Community College this semester, Redding will be debt-free, with a job at Lozier planned.

“I’m really excited to start full-time,” said Redding, whose full journey includes manuals, tools and a toolkit.

Redding told KETV Newswatch 7 that his mother had a stroke and was unable to work. With the full scholarship and the part-time job, he can support his family and graduate.

“It’s helped me tremendously in the situation I find myself in with my family,” Redding said.

It’s more than money. He said the apprenticeship sparked a passion for the work of his hands.

“Bouncing back and forth with classes is tough at times, but in the long run it was worth it,” Redding said.

Students in the program earn up to $21 per hour during a summer internship, followed by their apprenticeship. Upon graduation, they earn up to $30 per hour.

“It’s a good idea to have a trade under your belt, so you have something you can always fall back on,” said Linn Kroeger, maintenance manager, who oversees the program.

Skills acquired during apprenticeship should not be set aside as a fallback. Kroeger wants to weld a new narrative about working in the trades.

“Everyone thinks you should go to a four-year school, but there’s just a big group of people who don’t fit,” Kroeger said, adding that tradespeople can make a good living and support themselves. needs of a family.

For a decade, each graduate of this program has held a full-time job at Lozier.

“We want to bring in a younger, more qualified group of people to become mechanics or tool makers at our facilities,” Kroeger said.

High school students interested in applying for the sponsorship must do so by February 25. The link to the application can be found here.

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