Randolph, Vt. — Vermont Tech is pleased to announce this year’s recipient of the first annual Rod Dewyea Memorial/Wood’s CRW Scholarship to benefit students in the college’s Diesel Power Technology Program. Sophomore Joshua Elkins will receive a $1,000 scholarship for the upcoming spring semester and be honored at a celebratory dinner on October 29, 2013 at Vermont Tech’s Randolph campus. Wood’s CRW, Vermont’s only full-line, locally owned construction distributor, established the award this January in honor of Rod Dewyea’s 33 years of service to Wood’s CRW prior to his passing in 2011.
“Rod Dewyea was an exceptional part of our team and we’re proud to help current diesel technology students in his honor,” said Bobby Wood, co-owner of Wood’s CRW. “Joshua Elkins stood out to us as hard-working and dedicated student, who will one day be an invaluable member to our professional field.”
Vermont Tech’s Diesel Power Technology program prepares graduates for careers as general repair technicians, parts professionals, service advisors and, with experience, service managers. Students receive training to service agricultural, earth-moving and heavy-duty truck equipment with an academic emphasis on mechanical and electronics diagnostic and repair skill training.
Vermont Tech was selected to offer this scholarship due to the Wood’s CRW’s long history of hiring and working with graduates of the college. Bobby Wood also serves on the advisory board of Vermont Tech’s Diesel Power Technology Program.
About Wood’s CRW — Wood’s CRW, based in Williston, Vermont, is a construction equipment distributor representing Volvo Construction Equipment, and Link-Belt and National Cranes. In addition to being headquartered in Vermont, CRW has branch offices in Worcester, Massachusetts, and Syracuse, New York. In 2011, the company celebrated its 50th year in business.
About Vermont Tech – Vermont Tech is the only public institution of higher learning in Vermont whose mission is applied education. One of the five Vermont State Colleges, Vermont Tech serves students from throughout Vermont, New England, and beyond at its two residential campuses in Williston and Randolph Center, regional campuses in Brattleboro and Bennington, and at five nursing campuses located throughout the state. Vermont Tech takes an optimistic, rooted and personal approach to education to support students in gaining the confidence and practical skills necessary to not only see their potential, but to experience it. Our academic programs encompass a wide range of engineering technology, agricultural, health, and business fields that are vital to producing the knowledgeable workers needed most by employers in the state and in the region. www.vtc.edu.