Dan Poland Machine offering scholarship
The scholarship is for a Jamestown student pursuing a trade occupation.
Jamestown Dollars for Scholars announced Dan Poland Machine is offering a new scholarship that will be awarded this spring to a graduating Jamestown High School or JHS-BJA senior. The Dan Poland Machine Scholarship will award $1,500 to a student with the passion and motivation to pursue education and training in a vocational trade.
“The various skilled trades, from welding to plumbing to masonry and beyond, are essential to the continuing functioning of our communities," said Brett Poland, owner of Dan Poland Machine. "These trades provide excellent career opportunities along with intellectually stimulating and challenging work. Looking forward, there will be a high demand for individuals with these valuable skills in order to meet the continuing needs of growing communities. We look forward to providing this financial award to assist the young man or woman desiring to join us in this community of knowledgeable, skilled tradesmen.”
Dan Poland Machine started as Enzminger Builders in the 1980s with Dan Poland and his wife, Vickie, acquiring the business in 2000. With Dan’s move toward retirement, his son, Brett, recently stepped into the role of business owner of the company.
Over the years, Dan Poland Machine has become a staple in the area for quality fabrication and repair with a focus on metalwork in large part due to the expertise, skill and hard work of its employees, the company said.
Accepting the donation on behalf of Jamestown Dollars for Scholars was Elaine Hegland, board member.
“Vocational trades provide outstanding opportunities for students," Hegland said. "The Dan Poland Machine Scholarship can inspire students to pursue post-secondary vocational education and assist with those expenses.”