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Conestoga College students win OTA Education Foundation scholarships

WATERLOO, Ont. -- The OTA Education Foundation has announced the winners of a handful of scholarships during last week’s 2012 Trades and Apprenticeship Awards Ceremony hosted by Conestoga College.


WATERLOO, Ont. — The OTA Education Foundation has announced the winners of a handful of scholarships during last week’s 2012 Trades and Apprenticeship Awards Ceremony hosted by Conestoga College.

Trailcon Leasing Trailer Service Technician Scholarship was awarded to Johnathan Schuster of Angus, Ont. Schuster is a student enrolled in Conestoga College’s Motive Power Fundamentals program who excelled in the Truck Trailer Service component of the program.  

“This is a wonderful opportunity for Trailcon to be able to provide some financial assistance to a dedicated student who may elect to work in the trucking industry,” says Al Boughton, president of Trailcon Leasing in Mississauga. “Through this award, we hope to encourage more young people to pursue the trailer service trade, which is a segment of our industry that is looking for qualified workers.”

Winners are selected by Conestoga College using academic performance criteria along with established criteria to assess financial need.

The top two academic achievers in the truck-trailer service unit of Conestoga College’s Motive Power Fundamentals program also received scholarships. The Glasvan Great Dane Truck Trailer Service Technician scholarships were awarded to Chris Hutchinson, as the top practical student, and Travis Charters, as the most improved student.

“Once again, we are thrilled to see our scholarships awarded to such deserving and dedicated students,” says George Cobham, chairman and CEO of Glasvan Great Dane Sales. “We see this as a great opportunity to assist Ontario students with the cost of education, and hope that they will turn to the trucking industry when they start to look for jobs.”

The winners of the Glasvan Great Dane scholarships are selected by Conestoga College using academic performance as the primary criterion.


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