Trailcon Leasong awards 2017 Scholarship (2017-05-29)

The 2017 Trailcon Leasing Trailer Service Technician Scholarship was presented to Ian Taylor of St. George, Ontario by Trailcon’s director of operations, Don Andrews last Wednesday at the Annual Trades & Apprenticeship Awards Presentation hosted by Waterloo’s Conestoga College. Ian was chosen by the college for excelling in the Truck Trailer Service module of its Motive Power Fundamentals program using criteria established by Trailcon Leasing, the OTA Education Foundation, and Conestoga College.

 

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Ian recently completed year one of a two-year Motive Power Truck and Coach Technician program. He graduated from high school with an Honours with Distinction, along with recognition as an Ontario Scholar. His long-term goal is to become a shop foreman or service manager, or possibly coming back to the college as a teacher.

 

Trailcon Leasing president Al Boughton is pleased to provide financial assistance for students enrolled in skilled trades programs. “Skilled workers are very much in demand in Ontario, and we are pleased to award this scholarship each year to a deserving individual whose skills will one day benefit the trucking industry” said Boughton after the presentation.

 

Winners are selected by Conestoga College using academic performance criteria along with established criteria to assess financial need. The Trailcon Leasing Trailer Service Technician Scholarship is funded by an endowment established by Trailcon Leasing Inc., and is administered by the OTA Education Foundationion Package.

 

Glasvan Great Dane Scholarship Awarded to Top Achiever (2017-05-29)

The Glasvan Great Dane Truck Trailer Service Technician scholarship was awarded to Dylan Armstrong of Guelph last Wednesday. Dylan was recognized for being a top academic achiever in the truck-trailer service unit of Conestoga College's Motive Power Fundamentals program. The scholarship was handed out during the college's annual Trades & Apprenticeship Awards Presentation held at its Trades campus in Waterloo.

 

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Dylan recently completed year one of a two-year Motive Power Truck and Coach Technician program. His commitment to academics was rewarded in high school where he attained Honour Roll status, and where he was a member of the Racing Team, as well as the school’s Link Crew that helps orient first year students to high school.

 

“We continue to view our annual scholarship as a great opportunity to recognise the hard work and dedication of first-year truck and trailer technician students to their studies in this important trade”, said Glasvan Great Dane Trailer Sales president Paul Cobham after the awards presentation. He further emphasised the importance of providing “financial relief and support to students who will one day join trucking industry workforce”.

 

The winner of the Glasvan Great Dane scholarships is selected by Conestoga College using academic performance as the primary criterion. The scholarship is funded by an endowment established by Glasvan Trailers Inc., and is administered by the OTA Education Foundation.