Hopefully, a lot more.
Here’s an article that makes me feel really good. Check it out here.
There’s no better way to celebrate the trades than to encourage the real people who are actually taking the time to learn one, and that’s exactly what I hope to do with help from organizations like AED. The amounts are modest, but the direction is exactly right, and I’m really excited about funding many more scholarships and tool stipends in the near future.
Last month at Con Expo, I stopped by the I Make America booth and ran into this guy.
As luck would have it, Andrew Reisinger is one of the recipients of this year’s mikeroweWORKS Foundation Tools Scholarship, a financial award that can be applied toward whatever tools he may need upon graduation. Andrew recognized me, and waited (in a ridiculously long line) to thank me for the scholarship. In turn, I’d like to thank all of you who have contributed to the Foundation.
Andrew’s going to graduate from The Pennsylvania College of Technology this May. His grades are excellent. He aspires to repair heavy equipment – cranes in particular – and work on the road fulltime. He aims to be self-employed. Andrew is gracious, enthusiastic, smart, and very motivated. In short, he’s exactly the kind of guy we want to encourage, and I couldn’t be happier to help fund a few of the tools he’ll need moving forward.
Every month, more companies are partnering with mrW, allowing our Foundation to expand in the direction I’ve always envisioned. These things take time, but I’m really encouraged, and look forward to sharing some more good news very shortly.
Thanks, and congratulations to this current round of recipients. I’m hopeful there will be many more to come.