9th Annual Hard Hat Celebration

On Thursday, May 16th, six Paschen Engineering Scholars celebrated their graduation from the program at the annual Hard Hat Ceremony.  It was the sixth group of CPS George Westinghouse College Prep students to graduate from the program. In addition to the senior class graduation, six freshmen from Westinghouse College Prep will be introduced as the latest class of Paschen Engineering Scholars.

The Paschen Engineering Scholars Program curriculum includes hands-on activities to develop technical skills, building problem-solving abilities, and gaining real-world work experience to improve the scholars’ knowledge of and access to career opportunities in the STEM and construction fields.

“I was very happy about inducting our ninth class of rising sophomores into our program. But I was even more excited about announcing that four of our graduating Paschen Scholars and two other Westinghouse students will be joining us this summer for the Paschen Bridge internship program. Special thanks to all the employees that helped to make this event a success.” Said Executive Vice President, Joe Scarpelli.

This Hard Hat Ceremony also celebrated the major achievement of Jose Reyes, who was part of the first class of Paschen Scholars. Jose graduated from the University of Illinois with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. Jose will join F.H. Paschen full-time starting in June.

Congratulations to the Class of 2024 and a big welcome to the Class of 2027!


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