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Workforce Development Scholarships awarded at Minnesota West

WORTHINGTON — Minnesota West Community and Technical College announces its Workforce Development Scholarship recipients.

Each will receive a $2,500 scholarship to attend Minnesota West. Individuals pursuing an education in the precision machining or mechatronics field will receive an additional $500 funded by Minnesota Precision Manufacturing.

“The Minnesota West Foundation is proud to have a part in awarding these scholarships,” said Michael Van Keulen, Minnesota West Foundation Director. “Supporting our college through financial assistance is a key part of our mission, and the Workforce Development scholarships will be significant and meaningful to our students.”  

“Minnesota West Community & Technical College appreciates the strong support of our local legislators and the governor's office in supporting funding to attract and retain talent in southwest Minnesota during a period of significant demand across our industry sectors,” added Dr. Terry Gaalswyk, Minnesota West President.

Minnesota West students receiving Workforce Development Scholarships include: Miranda Buys, Edgerton, dental assisting; Kaitlyn Christians, Adrian, radiologic technology; Karlie Christensen, Pipestone, medical assistant; Christopher Ebeling, Westbrook, precision machining; Andrea Hinkeldey, Heron Lake, radiologic technology; Laura Kastner, Luverne, radiologic technology; Troy Lang, Fulda, mechatronics; Megan Powers, Worthington, nursing; Cassandra Smook, Luverne, nursing;See Thao, Tracy, nursing; and Michael Watkins, Mountain Lake, computer maintenance and repair.

For more information about programs offered at Minnesota West, visit or phone 1-800-658-2330.