Wausa Community Foundation gives out $7000 in grants

WAUSA—Wausa Public Schools under the leadership of Brad Hoesing and the School board believe there is a “Skills Gap” in northeast Nebraska and believe in being part of the solution. Wausa, like many communities throughout Nebraska and the United States, has a “SKILLS GAP”. The workforce is aging and the mass of baby boomers are retiring in huge numbers annually. We have never needed a more highly trained technical work force and we are at a historic low in producing those students from free public education. Mr. Bob Evans, ITE teacher at Wausa Public Schools, brings his passion to see to it that this vision is fulfilled.

For these reasons, the Wausa Community Foundation has agreed to grant Wausa Public Schools $7000 to purchase a SawStop Table Saw, Tire Mounting Machine, and Computerized Tire Balancing Machine.

The entire scope of the project is a work in progress. Mr. Evans has been working to fully understand what best meet the needs of economic development in Wausa. He states, “I do know that small towns and major cities can never have too many problem solvers and critical thinkers.” This is only part of completing this vision of closing the Skills Gap and training our Students at WHS to be highly skilled workers.

The vision of the Wausa Community Foundation Fund is to strive to promote a welcoming community that will preserve the integrity of our small-town history and heritage. Through local investment from generous benefactors, we encourage opportunities and services that attract people of all means to live, work, and visit our community. The Wausa Fund has grown an endowment to be able to make investments in our community like this each year. We plan to grow our endowment to increase our impact thought the community and are actively seeking donations. Please consider donating to the foundation by contacting any of our committee members listed below and plan to have your legacy be a part of this community for generations to come.

The Wausa Community Foundation Fund will invest in the programs that best provide solutions to the needs of the community that will attract people to want to raise their families here. Wausa Community Foundation Board Members are Deb Vanness, Rod Banks, Carolyn Hall, Brian Eldorado, Darren Vanness, Barb Strivens, Carlie Johnston, Heather Carlson and Bob Marks.

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