A student at Pennsylvania College of Technology studying welding technology, Charles Kern heard about the mikeroweWORKS Work Ethic Scholarship from his father. He applied for the scholarship because, as he puts it, “I believe in what the scholarship says about the trades and having a good work ethic in what you do.”
Charles chose the field of welding because of a scouting merit badge he earned in high school. He enjoyed that type of work so much that he decided he wanted to make a career out of it.
Upon graduation, he plans to apply what he has learned with the goal of a solid job and stable income in his field of study.
Charles signed the mikeroweWORKS Work Ethic Scholarship S.W.E.A.T. pledge (Skill and Work Ethic Aren’t Taboo) as part of the application. He says the Pledge resonates with him because of its strong emphasis on work ethic. “Because without hard work you won’t be able to make your goals in life a reality,” says Charles.