Wake Tech Student Wins National Scholarship
RALEIGH, N.C. (March 30, 2011) - Wake Tech student Gregory Parrish has received a $500 scholarship from The mikeroweWORKS Foundation. Parrish is a student in the Heavy Equipment and Transport Technology program and will graduate in May with an associate in applied science degree. The mikeroweWORKS Foundation was established by Mike Rowe, host of the cable television show "Dirty Jobs." The scholarship is given to a top equipment technology student from each of the 24 institutions accredited by Associated Equipment Distributors.
In a special presentation, Parrish received a check, scholarship certificate and a signed photo of Mike Rowe. He was selected after earning a cumulative GPA of 4.0 at the end of the 2010 Fall Semester. Parrish is already working full-time as a service technician for an auto dealership in Cary and hopes to become a diesel technician in the future.
The scholarship was handed out before the Heavy Equipment and Transport Technology Career Fair today on Main Campus. Sixty-five Wake Tech students and alumni attended the specialized career fair for an opportunity to connect with potential employers.
About The mikeroweWORKS Foundation:
The mikeroweWORKS Foundation was established to promote the skilled trades in areas of public awareness, reducing stigmas, education, career planning and job opportunities.
About Associated Equipment Distributors:
AED is an international trade association representing companies involved in the distribution, rental and support of equipment used in construction, mining, forestry, power generation, agriculture and industrial applications.