Two Upstate college students receive scholarship to further their education in manufacturing

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Jordan Cole, left, and Andrew Arnold, right, have each received $500 from the Upstate Workforce Development Corp. to further their manufacturing education. Photo courtesy of the Upstate Workforce Board.

The Upstate Workforce Futures Corp. has announced the recipients of its 2017 Danny E. Allen Memorial scholarship.

Andrew Arnold, originally of Woodruff, and Jordan Cole, of Spartanburg have each received $500 from the nonprofit organization founded to support the Upstate Workforce Board.

Arnold graduated from Woodruff High School earlier this year and is a freshman at Greenville Technical College. He is pursuing a degree in CNC programing/machinist. He works as an intern with GE Gas Turbines in Greenville.

Cole, a 2017 graduate of Dorman High School, is a freshman at Spartanburg Community College, where he is earning a degree in mechatronics and welding. He serves as an intern at Spartanburg County-based BMW Manufacturing Co.

Arnold and Cole both took technical courses at R.D. Anderson Applied Technology Center in Moore.

The students were presented with their awards during a scholarship luncheon held Monday, Oct. 2.

Danny E. Allen was a former Spartanburg attorney and county councilman who served in the Upstate Workforce Board for 17 years before his death in 2012.

The scholarship is awarded annually to students majoring in a manufacturing career or construction trade.

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