N.J. trade group offers education scholarships


The Marine Trades Association of New Jersey announced the availability of two education scholarships for the 2012-13 school year.

The first scholarship is a $3,000 MTA/NJ education scholarship that can be applied toward any recreational boating and/or marine trades program or marine technical program at any school.

In addition, the Automotive Training Center in Pennsylvania is sponsoring a half scholarship, valued at $9,000, for students interested in its Marine Technician Program and/or Marine Service Technology Program.

Both scholarships are open to any New Jersey resident who has or will have recently graduated high school and has a desire to enter a marine industry vocational/technical program to further their education in the marine industry. The applicant must show ambition and intend to pursue a career in the recreational marine industry in New Jersey.

“There are many rewarding, exciting and challenging careers in the marine trades, and our goal is to help any individual who is serious about pursuing a career in the marine trades industry,” MTA/NJ executive director Melissa Danko said in a statement. “It is our hope that by offering these scholarships we are not only providing an opportunity for someone to find the perfect career for them, but raising awareness of all that the boating industry offers.”

Applications are due April 2.

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