Dear Keith Fenner,
We, the Sporn family, nominate our Dad and husband, Jerrie W. Sporn, Jr. for the tool chest give away because of his devotion to his family and the trade of machining.
As machinists come and go or retire from the trade, dedicated new talent must fill their shoes in order to keep American manufacturing great. My husband is one of those kind of people. He is committed to becoming a world class machinist and has worked long hours beyond what is required normally for a student to achieve this goal. Not only is he attending a vocational machining school, but at the same time, he is also taking classes at our local community college to coincide with this training. He is currently on track to graduate in May of 2016 with an Associate’s Degree in Advanced Precision Manufacturing.
In order to make this career aspiration a reality he’s had to sell our home and move his entire family away from the only home and town they’ve ever known to live with his parents. Relinquishing his role as the bread winner, he became a full-time student, and I returned to the work force after a 15 year absence as a stay at home mother in hopes to offset the lack of income. This was no easy task for him, as he always prided himself on providing for his family. Often working two jobs and sometimes three, so that I could stay home and home educate our children. He sacrifices precious time with us, to go back to school and learn a new trade, all so that he can take care of us. He is so driven to learn this trade that if worthiness to receive a Tool Chest is measured in sacrifice and dedication to the trade, then he has definitely met that mark.
If awarded a tool chest, the impact would greatly affect our entire family. It would serve both as recognition for his commitment to the education required to learn this rewarding trade, as well as ease the financial burden that new machinists must endure as they acquire their first tools. All in all, it would provide a means for him to put food on the table and a roof of our own over our heads.
Thank you for your consideration.
The Sporn Family