Posted by Emily Hetzel on December 18, 2023

Michelin and Manhattan Area Technical College Hold ‘Signing Day’ for  Tech Scholars Students 


Michelin, in partnership with Manhattan Area Technical College, recognized three students at a collegiate-style “signing day” event Thursday.    

The students – Richard Creed III, Logan Ingram and Jaden Moon – are pursuing degrees in Industrial Engineering Technology through the Michelin Tech Scholars program. They were joined at Manhattan Area Technical College by their families and members of the Michelin Junction City facility leadership team to celebrate their acceptance into the program.   

 “Technology is constantly changing in the manufacturing industry, and so are the abilities that lead to success,” said Chris Uher, site director at the Junction City facility. “We collaborate with schools like Manhattan Area Technical College to offer students the opportunity to learn from real-world scenarios at our facility while they complete their education. We can provide them with the guidance and support they need to be ready for future challenges and opportunities.”  


Building the program  

Michelin launched its Tech Scholar program more than 30 years ago. In partnership with local technical colleges, the program introduces high school seniors and graduates pursuing two-year degrees to opportunities available in advanced manufacturing. Students work part-time as Michelin employees while attending a technical college. The program reinforces classroom knowledge through on-the-job training, and Michelin offers Tech Scholars a full scholarship covering tuition, fees and books. Upon graduation, interested and qualified students join Michelin as reactive maintenance technicians, earning salaries comparable to graduates with four-year college degrees.   


Developing the workforce  
With almost 23,000 employees in the United States and Canada, and 124,000 globally, Michelin is focused on the workforce of today and tomorrow. Michelin attracts students with hands-on learning experiences through its Tech Scholars program and other high-value internships and cooperative-education opportunities.   

Celebrating recognition as an employer of choice  
Michelin is the most awarded tire brand in the U.S. and has been recognized for achievements in customer satisfaction, performance, durability, technology and innovation. As an employer, Michelin has been named:   

  • No. 5 overall on Forbes America’s Best Large Employers list, No. 1 in the automotive industry  

  • Top 50 Employers – Woman Engineer Magazine  

  • Top 50 Employer – STEM Workforce Diversity Magazine  

  • Top Employer – Professional Woman’s Magazine  

  • Top Employer – Hispanic Network Magazine  

  • Top Veteran-Friendly Companies – U.S. Veterans Magazine  

For more information on how to join one of America’s top employers, visit jobs.michelinman.com.  


For more information contact:

Emily Hetzel  



About Michelin North America

Michelin, the leading mobility company, is working with tires, around tires and beyond tires to enable Motion for Life. Dedicated to enhancing its clients’ mobility and sustainability, Michelin designs and distributes the most suitable tires, services and solutions for its customers’ needs. Michelin provides digital services, maps and guides to help enrich trips and travels and make them unique experiences. Bringing its expertise to new markets, the company is investing in high-technology materials, 3D printing and hydrogen, to serve a wide variety of industries — from aerospace to biotech. Headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina, Michelin North America has approximately 22,500 employees and operates 34 production facilities in the United States and Canada. (michelinman.com