For the second year in a row, the Midland West Rotary Club is hosting its “Shoot for
the Future” clay shoot on March 11 at Windwalker Farms in Stanton. Proceeds from
the fundraiser will benefit scholarships for MC Applied Technology students. Event
organizer is Tom Jones, Midland West Rotary Club vice president. For information
about the shoot, contact Jones, (432) 553-5456 or visit the calendar page on the Midland College website.
Students benefitting from the scholarships include those enrolled in hands-on programs
ranging from Air Conditioning, Refrigeration & Heating Technology, Automotive Technology,
Collision Repair, Diesel Technology, Energy Technology and Welding.
“Students in these programs have a sense of calling,” Curt Pervier, MC dean of Applied
Technology said. “They truly enjoy working hands-on. They not only become proficient
in a skill that enables them to provide for themselves and their families, but also
they build self-confidence and leadership skills by using their unique gifts and talents.”
Jaime Moran is one of those students. He enrolled in the Midland College (MC) Air
Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Technology program in fall 2020. By July 2021,
he had obtained enough training to get an entry-level technician job at The Bosworth
Company. Now, as he serves Midland residents by helping to keep them warm in the
winter and cool in the summer, he is also continuing to take evening classes at Midland
College toward an HVAC certificate.
“The Midland West Rotary Club recognizes that students in the Applied Technology fields
are often overlooked,” Jones explained. Yet these students are vital to the Permian