Fort Morgan, CO. 04/17/13. Each year colleges and universities across the country recognize the importance of the student work experience during National Student Employment Week. Work-study employment offers students career-enhancing opportunities, the ability to develop skills relevant in any career, and better preparation for the job market upon graduation.
This year Carlos Bradshaw of Fort Morgan was nominated and chosen as Morgan Community College’s (MCC) Student Employee of the Year.
“Carlos is a student that we can entrust further than a typical work-study student. While instructional staff is occupied with students, Carlos will take care of little things like cleaning the shop, get training aids ready for class, perform minor repairs, filing, and whatever he sees to be done—even without being asked,” says Bradshaw’s supervisor, MCC Instructor Brad Parker.
A display, titled “Our Hats Off To You,” listing all work-study students will be hung at the Fort Morgan campus along with a local proclamation declaring the week of April 13-19 as Student Employee Appreciation Week at MCC.
“MCC has employed 55 students this academic year through student hourly, and Federal and State Work-study programs,” notes Financial Aid Advisor Carol Steward. “This year, 9 of those students were nominated for Outstanding Student Employee of the Year.” A committee of three reviews and scores the nominations.
“Carlos is a student that deserves a strong congratulations for work well done while serving as a work-study student in MCC’s Auto Service Technology program,” adds Parker. “And a huge thank you for serving in the military to protect our freedoms.”
The Work-Study program provides funds for part-time employment to help students finance the costs of postsecondary education. This program is available through all MCC Center locations.
For more information about the Work-Study program at MCC or to apply for financial aid, visit MorganCC.edu or call (970) 542-3100.