Successful communities in these tough economic times are embracing public-private sector partnerships to realize their mutual goals and fuel economic growth and prosperity. Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) students stand to gain in many ways from this type of collaboration and teamwork that achieves shared objectives, both for graduating students and employers eager to hire them.
With 27 store locations in Iowa, Minnesota and Illinois, Spahn & Rose Lumber Company has created new scholarship opportunities this year for NICC students enrolled in the Building Materials Management program. Spahn & Rose Lumber Company Treasurer Ken Funke hopes that the new scholarships will encourage even more students to enter the construction industry.
“The scholarships through Spahn & Rose Lumber Company arrive at time when many students may have economic issues regarding their ability to pay for college, and these opportunities help our area to meet its employment goals.”
– Ken Funke, Spahn & Rose Lumber Company Treasurer
“In creating these new scholarships through Northeast Iowa Community College, our company wanted to give back to the community and offer students an opportunity to earn a college degree,” Funke said. “The scholarships through Spahn & Rose Lumber Company arrive at time when many students may have economic issues regarding their ability to pay for college, and these opportunities help our area to meet its employment goals. Graduates could, perhaps, work at our company after graduation,” Funke added.
These NICC district-wide scholarships offer huge opportunities for future students and graduates. If you love to build things and work with wood and other construction materials, the Spahn & Rose Lumber Company scholarships are perfect for you. NICC students enrolled in the Building Materials Management program in the College’s district area are eligible.
Students in the Building Materials Management program train in construction, marketing, business and general education to qualify for supervisory and management positions in lumber retail outlets, small stores where lumber products are sold or distributed, and sales and management in wholesale supply organizations.
Spahn & Rose Lumber Company’s 27-yard locations offer many employment possibilities in the College’s district and surrounding communities, including its corporate office in Dubuque and locations in Cresco, Decorah, Dyersville, Edgewood, Monticello and West Union. For more information on the company and its commitment to our area’s professional workforce, visit www.spahnandrose.com.
For information on scholarships available to NICC students, contact Barb O’Hea, Director of the NICC Foundation, at 800.728.7367, ext. 284, or visit www.nicc.edu/scholarships.