18 May

Photo of Jorden Family, Wes, Katie, newborn son and dogMark “Wes” Jorden, an IBB Local 374 member, doesn’t have a lot of extra time on his hands. It’s difficult enough for him to balance his 80-hour work weeks and a newborn son which fill his days and nights.

Still, Wes, of Hammond, IN, thinks that there’s no better use of the spare time he has than by pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Construction Management online through National Labor College.

“Last summer, my wife and I checked out NLC. We met with the faculty and talked with a coordinator. We liked it right away and it has turned out to be a great decision,” says the five-year member of the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers (IBB).

NLC is the ideal choice for working people who want to finish their degrees. It’s not easy to finish college, but it’s well worth it.

Wes already has two associate degrees and he’s enrolled in other online courses in the past, but he found NLC to be a cut above the other colleges.

The resources at the NLC are unmatched. I’m blown away by the information sharing that exists among faculty and students.

photo of Wes JordenWes and his wife, Katie, were pleased to learn that scholarships were available from Union Plus to attend NLC.

“The scholarship helps a lot, especially with the birth of my son.” Wes is slated to receive his degree next year.

August 6: Scholarship and Financial Aid Deadline

Scholarships for the Fall semester are available to help your dreams of completing a degree come true, make sure you apply by August 6th to qualify for federal financial aid and scholarships.

This was part of the Fulfill Your Dreams at NLC series.