Students receiving financial support through the Northwest Oregon Works program at LBCC include, from left, standing, Ian McElmurry, Marc LeRoux, Miguel Ruiz, Oliver Rothe, Colt Gullberg and Abby Carlesk; kneeling, Amy Burbee of LBCC) and Logan Garner of Northwest Oregon Works. Not pictured: Logan Carter. (Photo provided by Linn-Benton Community College).

Philomath High graduates Logan Carter and Colt Gullberg who are attending classes at Linn-Benton Community College are among nine students that will receive financial support through a Northwest Oregon Works program, the school announced.

Nine LBCC students enrolled in career and technical education programs found out Wednesday that during the 2022-23 academic year, they would each receive $5,000 for education support, a $100 gas card and a 200-hour paid internship for their area of study which will provide them with an additional $3,000.

“The work-based learning they are getting is going to be huge,” said Amy Burbee, LBCC Cooperative Work Experience coordinator. “The fact that we are able to pay them a fantastic wage while they’re going to school, so they don’t have to worry about paying their tuition bill, is amazing.”

Carter is majoring in welding and fabrication technology and Gullberg is majoring in machine tool technology. Both graduated with Philomath High’s Class of 2022.

Other students receiving financial support from Northwest Oregon Works includes Abby Carleski, Adair Village; Charles Justice, Corvallis; Marc LeRoux, Corvallis; Ian McElmurry, Corvallis; Abran MonRoy, Corvallis; Oliver Rothe, Corvallis; and Miguel Ruiz, Corvallis.

In addition, students who participated in CTE Signing Day last year received a $200 gift card to the bookstore to help with their first term of textbooks thanks to a Future Ready Oregon grant. In total, the 48 students who participated in CTE Signing Day are receiving almost $90,000 in financial support. Receiving scholarships were Colby Hill of Albany ($2,500 Mid-Valley STEM CTE HUB Scholarship) and Abran MonRoy of Corvallis and Charity Bowers of Halsey ($1,000 Skilled Trades-3M Transformational Scholarships).

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