Southwestern Illinois College student Ashley Robinson of Wood River wrote an essay that won her a scholarship and earned the college’s Industrial Maintenance Mechanics program a free laser shaft alignment system.
The national award is part of VibrAlign’s Realigning America scholarship program. Every quarter the program awards scholarships to students who submit the best essays on their experiences learning machinery maintenance.
Several months ago, Ashley submitted an essay to VibrAlign describing her experiences as a student in the college’s Industrial Maintenance Mechanics program. Ashley’s essay was selected, winning her a $500 scholarship and the school a Fixturlaser Laser Kit laser alignment system.
“America’s industrial workforce is aging,” VibrAlign Chief Executive Officer David Zdrojewski said. “As a country we face the challenge of training the next generation. We want to do everything we can to support the training of America’s future industrial workforce so they can compete on the world stage. Helping schools like Southwestern Illinois College is a big part of our commitment to Realigning America.”
Zdrojewski founded VibrAlign in 1983 and has been serving as CEO since 1996. VibrAlign serves industrial customers from oil and gas facilities to defense contractors to paper makers and specializes in Fixturlaser shaft alignment systems, training and calibration, as well as Oneprod condition monitoring systems.