TROY, MI -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 02/17/12 --
In support of Engineers Week, Kelly Engineering Resources (KER®), a specialty service of Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: KELYA) (NASDAQ: KELYB), recently awarded its eighth annual Future Engineers Scholarship to Marie Hopkins of Cleveland, Ohio. She will receive $5,000 to use toward tuition, fees, and books along with room and board during the 2012 school year. Ms. Hopkins, currently a sophomore at the University of Cincinnati in the College of Engineering, is working towards her Bachelor of Science degree in biomedical engineering.
Tim McAward, vice president of KER, states, "We are committed to supporting education and providing opportunities to future engineers like Marie Hopkins. KER recruits well-trained graduates who are in high demand." Currently, KER assigns approximately 7,000 engineers a week to businesses across North America. Kelly Services provides workforce solutions to clients around the globe, including 98 percent of the Fortune 100™ companies.
The KER Future Engineers Scholarship program is open to sophomore- and junior-level college engineering students who meet the program criteria, including the submission of a written essay. Ms. Hopkins' winning essay titled, "The Importance of Income Raising Technologies in the Developing World" explained how farmers in developing countries are using technology to become more productive. A panel of industry judges evaluated candidates based on their demonstrated potential for, and commitment to, a career in engineering, their outstanding academic performance, and knowledge of a specific subject pertaining to engineering.
About "Engineers Week"
In 1951 the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) founded "Engineers Week," one of the nation's oldest professional outreach efforts. Each year, NSPE grants scholarships to some of the most promising college engineering students from the United States -- and across the world. The National Engineers Week Foundation and its partners, a formal coalition of more than 100 professional societies, major corporations and government agencies, is dedicated to ensuring a diverse and well-educated future engineering workforce by increasing the understanding of, and interest in, engineering and technology careers among young students and by promoting pre-college literacy in math and science. Visit eweek.org for more information.
About Kelly Engineering Resources®
Since 1965, Kelly Services, Inc. has provided engineering workforce solutions to various organizations around the world. Established in 1998, Kelly Engineering Resources (KER) provides staffing and placement services to a broad spectrum of industries, including aerospace, chemical, defense, energy, medical device, nanotechnology, petroleum, pharmaceutical, power, refining, shipbuilding, semiconductor, and telecommunications. Visit kellyengineering.com/us for more information.
About Kelly Services, Inc.
Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: KELYA) (NASDAQ: KELYB) is a leader in providing workforce solutions. Kelly® offers a comprehensive array of outsourcing and consulting services as well as world-class staffing on a temporary, temporary-to-hire and direct-hire basis. Serving clients around the globe, Kelly provides employment to more than 550,000 employees annually. Revenue in 2011 was $5.6 billion. Visit kellyservices.com and connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn, & Twitter.
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