Eye Lighting International, Mentor, Ohio, a manufacturer of lamps, luminaires, controls and related lighting products, is fighting the expected future shortage of qualified employment candidates today. The company awarded a scholarship to two Lakeland Community College students through the Lakeland Foundation. The Eye Lighting International scholarship helps support tuition, books and learning fees for the students who are earning their business and technical engineering degrees.
“We are proud to support these students with the resources to help them achieve a rewarding career in manufacturing and engineering,” said Tom Salpietra, president and COO. “It is critical to the future of our industry that we educate students about the benefits of earning a degree in business and engineering. The scholarship at Lakeland is one of our strategies for building and sustaining a future workforce of qualified candidates.”
Students must meet and maintain academic requirements to be eligible to apply for and receive the scholarship. Eligibility criteria includes being a full-time or part-time Lakeland Community College student enrolled in business or engineering/technology programs and maintaining a cumulative GPA of 2.5 after the first semester.