Launches Machining Scholarship for Veterans has launched Veteran to Machinist, a scholarship program enabling veterans to join the manufacturing industry.

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The company has announced that it will award three $1,000 scholarships to veterans who want to pursue careers as machinists. To qualify, veterans submit copies of their record of service (DD214) and high school diploma or college credit, along with a 1,000-word essay on why they want to become a machinist to One scholarship a month will be awarded in January, February and March 2019. Winners will be announced February 12, March 12 and April 16.

“I know two things. A shortage of skilled labor is the biggest challenge that manufacturers face, and veterans have the transferable skills, work ethic and integrity that are a perfect fit for the industry,” says Curt Doherty, founder and CEO of

Mr. Doherty cites the Manufacturing Institute’s publication, From Military Front Lines to Manufacturing Front Lines: Veterans and Your Workforce, which argues that ex-military personnel make excellent manufacturing workers.

“I am passionate about the American manufacturing industry, and will continue to do what we can to ensure its strong future,” says Mr. Doherty.

Earlier this year, also announced a competitive award for students enrolled in a CNC machinist, CNC operations, engineering or manufacturing certificate or degree program. This award included a donation to the winner’s machining or manufacturing department to help fund purchase or upgrade of tools or supplies.

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