Dara Nagra (fourth from right), president and CEO of Avaal Technology Solutions, cuts the cake during the company's customer appreciation day Dec. 12. Local dignitaries, customers and even Santa Claus made an appearance at the well-attended event.
BRAMPTON, Ont. — More than 700 customers and well-wishers attended Avaal Technology Solutions’ customer appreciation day Dec. 12. Minister of Government Services, Harinder Takhar, as well as Member of Parliament for Brampton Springdale Ruby Dhalla separately presented Avaal’s CEO Dara Nagra with a commendation for his contribution to the community. Brampton Councillor Vicky Dhillon and Conservative Party nominated candidate for Bramalea-Gore-Malton, Parvinder Singh also addressed the audience and acknowledged the significant impact made by Avaal Technology.
Even Santa and Mrs. Claus took time out from their busy schedules to hand out goody bags to over 200 children during the day.
Since being registered as a private career college by the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities in January 2006, Avaal has worked closely with TransCore Link Logistics, having created its Dispatch Specialist course based on the Loadlink freight matching technology platform operated by TransCore. To commemorate this partnership, Avaal presented a commemorative plaque to TransCore’s Claudia Milicevic. Their collaboration has enabled 500 students to achieve the accreditation in just four years.
One of the students from the very first batch of graduates received the Avaal Alumni Entrepreneur 2009 award presented by the chief guest, Harinder Takhar, Minister of Government Services for the Province of Ontario. Joga Singh of Kandola Brothers Transportation rose from humble beginnings of owning one truck at the time of his graduation to currently operating a fleet of 44 trucks. Singh thanked the award selection committee and acknowledged that a great deal of his success could be attributed to the course.
Avaal also announced that they have recently set up a Department of Transportation-compliant 24-hour Drug Testing Centre fitted with the latest technology. This lab will enable Canadian transportation companies to send their employees to get pre-employment, accident and random drug and alcohol testing at any time of the day or night, throughout the year.
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