Mold technologies leader encourages students to apply for $1,000 scholarships before Dec. 1 deadline.
DME Company is accepting applications for its DME Plastics University Scholarship Program. The leading manufacturer of mold technologies encourages students to visit the DME website for complete rules and information. The next application deadline is Dec.1, 2012, for courses beginning Jan.1 through July 31, 2013.
DME Plastics University is designed to support the plastics industry by ensuring the availability of a highly-skilled, well-trained workforce. The program’s two components – a Student Scholarship and a Continuing Education Support Scholarship – provide funds to support students interested in plastics-related careers as well as to advance the skills of DME customers working in moldmaking and plastics.
This past July, DME awarded a $1,000 scholarship each to Teng Yang, an Industrial Technology Management major at the University of Wisconsin–Platteville, and Richard Heckbert, a Plastics Engineering major at the University of Massachusetts.
“Technical and engineering skills are in high demand at companies across the plastics industry, including DME,” says Dave Lawrence, President of DME Company. “We want to do everything in our power to encourage and financially support students and current employees in getting the training and education they need to thrive.”
The outlook for the plastics industry is positive, according to a recent survey conducted by the American Mold Builders Association. Thirty-two percent of AMBA members say profits are up, compared to the 24% reporting increases in 2011. However, many plastics companies are struggling to find the skilled workers they need to maintain their momentum.
Over the past three years, the DME Scholarship Program has awarded more than 25 scholarships and grants totaling $25,000 as part of its Plastics University training partnership.
Click here for more information, including details about Spring 2013 semester scholarships.