Shell, HDDC award scholarships to future heavy-duty technicians

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CALGARY, Alta. — Shell Canada and the Heavy-Duty Distributor Council (HDDC) teamed up to award scholarships to five future heavy-duty technicians.


“Shell Canada is proud to team with the HDDC to provide scholarships to Canada’s transport future,” said Kim Melanson, marketing program coordinator – business to business for Shell Canada. “This year’s award recipients are very deserving of this scholarship.” 


The $2,000 scholarships were awarded to five students from across Canada, based on: academic merit; financial need; and commitment to contributing to the future success of the trucking industry.


“Everything comes by truck, and this is why training young people to maintain complex vehicles is so important,” added Al Tucker, managing director of the HDDC. “The colleges are preparing students to enter the transport field with a real knowledge of this field. Working with a company like Shell Canada is really a great marriage. The HDDC takes the role of researching and supplying information, while Shell Canada helps spread information across the transport industry.” 


The 2008 Heavy-Duty Technician Scholarship recipients included: Mark Alger, B.C., B.C. Institute of Technology; Defeng Yu, Alberta/NWT, Northern Alberta Institute of Technology; Julianne Bouwhuis, Ontario, Fanshawe College; Sylvain Bacon, Quebec, Centre d’etudes professionnelles; and Frederik Godbout, Atlantic Canada, College Communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick.


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