(Pictured from left-right: John Bourbonniere, regional manager, operations west, YRC Reimer and former Chair and current board member BCTA; Robin Ross, chair, Flemming Sondergaard Legacy Fund Committee; Laurie Clarke, vice-president development, BCIT; and Jason Drinkle, BCIT student).
LANGLEY, B.C. — The B.C. Trucking Association has contributed $88,000 to the BCIT School of Transportation’s Heavy Equipment Group to assist with the purchase of a 2010 medium-duty Kenworth truck.
The funds were raised through the BCTA’s Flemming Sondergaard Legacy Fund and will allow students to gain valuable hands-on experience working with a 2010 truck and engine with selective catalytic reduction (SCR). BCIT claims it will be the first trade school in North America to have its own SCR-equipped truck.
“The truck is critical to the BCIT Heavy Equipment Group’s ability to meet new 2007 National Occupational Analysis outcomes,” says Rob MacGregor, associate dean, motive power. “This gift is a first step in the renewal of our learning resources, which will ensure our graduates continue to be immediately productive when they enter the workplace. And, it is a wonderful way to create a legacy here for Flemming Sondergaard, who was a great friend to BCIT.”
“As a group we all are, or have been, active in the trucking industry; and we all cherished the friendship that we shared with Flemming,” added Robin Ross, chair of the Flemming Sondergaard Legacy Fund Committee. “In this light, we are pleased to honour his memory by making this important contribution in his name to BCIT as an institution and to the training it provides to the future human resources of the industry.”
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