Posted by Adam Erickson, PE, Manufacturing Manager
I recently attended the Century College Scholarship Banquet, where Tamarack™ Habilitation Technologies was just one of many companies and individuals recognized for their contributions toward student scholarships. It was a pleasure to sit side by side with the scholarship recipients, and talk to them about their class work and their excitement towards completing school, and moving on into the work place.
There are three local organizations (Tamarack™, Otto Bock, and the Northern Plains Chapter of AAOP) who provide a total of 6 scholarships to students in Century’s Orthotics and Prosthetics Program. In talking to the students and faculty, the program is doing great. The classrooms are full, and there is a modest waiting list just to get into the program. Judging from the plethora of job posting in the back of O&P publications, their services are needed!
Tamarack has always contributed product and materials to O&P schools around the world. It was nice to see many companies are involved in scholarship awards as well. There are many students out there faced with the decision of affording one more semester of school. One small scholarship can be the difference maker!