Student’s Small Town Dreams Land on Big Stage

It makes my day when we can shine a spotlight on the exemplary achievements of our students—whether it be through the news, during a college event, via social media, or like we did recently with Eric Kovacevich at our Board of Trustees meeting in June.

Eric Kovacevich FVTC student winner of the national Mike Rowe Works Foundation scholarship

Eric is a current student in our Manufacturing Engineering Technology program. He earned one of six national scholarships from the Mike Rowe Works Foundation—a charitable organization that supports students who pursue  technical education and have a passion for working in high demand technical fields. Eric recently joined his fellow scholarship recipients at the annual Scholarship America “National Dreams to Success” Awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. to highlight their accomplishments.

Eric started working on projects with his hands as a youngster growing up in Mayville, Wisconsin. At age 12 he worked on his uncle’s farm and while in high school bought a project car, researched buying an engine, and restored the vehicle to working condition. He quickly realized he could turn a passion for working with his hands into a career he would enjoy and turned to Fox Valley Technical College for his education. Quite a journey from Mayville to Washington, D.C. for this young man!

Where could the right technical skills take you or someone you may know?

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