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2014 Technical Scholarship Recipients

Halpin is grateful to celebrate our 20th year of business in Kenosha and Racine.

Congratulations to our Technical Scholarship Recipient Eric Barta

Eric Barta

We are happy to announce Eric Barta, a Lakeview Technical School graduate, as our first recipient of the Halpin Technical Scholarship.

This scholarship is for graduating high school seniors in Kenosha County that are pursuing a technical degree. Eric is seeking an IT-Security Analyst degree.

A little more about Eric:

  • As a sophomore in 2012, he placed first at the Skills USA Wisconsin Challenge in Madison with CAD 3-D Animation
  • 2013 – 3rd Place Computer Maintenance
  • 2014 – 1st Place Electronics Tech
  • 2014 – 1st PlaceComputer Maintenance
  • He will be competing at the nationals competition this summer (2014)


Congratulations to our Technical Scholarship Recipient Cory Trossen

Cory Trossen photo

We are happy to announce Cory Trossen, a Case HS 2014 graduate as our 1st recipient of the Halpin Technical Scholarship.

This scholarship is for graduating HS seniors in Racine county that are pursuing a technical degree. Cory is seeking an Industrial Mechanical Associate Degree at Gateway Technical College in Racine.

A little more about Cory:

  • Born and raised in Racine with 2 siblings.
  • Grew up working on cars and repairing things with a passion for designing and constructing items that people use in their daily lives.
  • Took Industrial shop classes all 4 years at Case including welding, team welding, milling, lathe operation and setup as well as a basic programming class.
  • Completed 2 CNC courses through Case’s Youth Options program, competed and placed 3rd at Skills USA Challenge and currently works a part time internship at Modine.


At Halpin Personnel we receive quite a bit of interest and requests from our clients looking for skilled labor to hire on permanently for their companies. These are wellpaying positions that offer not just a career but a chance to support a family. Our goal is to partner with local businesses to educate and offer high school students opportunitiesto pursue a technical career path. Gateway and MATC offer a solid academic curriculum for careers. We are striving to find a way to bridge this gap and put more emphasis on the importance of the technical career opportunities that are available.

For more information about the scholarship, please contact the Halpin Personnel team today.




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