Horch Roofing has invested $2,500 in Midcoast students pursuing careers in the trades through scholarships.
“We believe it is important to encourage young men and women to study and seize opportunities for great careers within the trades,” says Horch Roofing Owner and President Peter Horch. “There are thousands of trade jobs that go unfilled because there are not enough skilled laborers, and those with trades education can get into great careers and earning opportunities very quickly.”
Horch Roofing awarded scholarships to three students in 2018. Bradley Nystrom received a recently launched trade school scholarship of $1,000. He is studying precision machine technology at Central Maine Community College. In addition to the direct scholarship, Horch Roofing also funds two scholarships given by the MidCoast School of Technology. Jason Reese received a $1,000 scholarship to study building construction at Central Maine Community College. Lauren Miller received a $500 scholarship to study nursing at the University of Southern Maine.
Horch Roofing was founded in 2003 with two full-time employees working out of Peter Horch’s house. Today, the company employs 35 year-round employees in three offices. “I am honored and humbled that Horch Roofing has grown so much and that I can now ‘pay it forward’ to the community,” says Horch, who attended Waldo County Technical Center prior to starting the business. “I want local young people to feel encouraged in their pursuit of a trade career. These scholarships are just a small way of Horch Roofing showing we support their career goals and future.”
The trades scholarship is open once again. This year there are two $1,000 scholarships available. Applicants have until May 1, 2019, to apply on the Horch Roofing website.
See other ways Horch Roofing gives back to the community through its Responsible Giving program.
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