CALGARY, Alta. — Shell Canada and the Heavy-Duty Distributor Council of Canada (HDDC) have once again teamed up to reward some of the brightest young future heavy-duty equipment technicians.
The organizations have launched the Rotella & HDDC Heavy-Duty Technician Scholarship program, which will reward six Canadian students enrolled in a transport-related technician program each with a $2,500 scholarship. The scholarships will be presented to aspiring technicians in six regions.
To qualify, students must be enrolled full-time and in their last year in a program or an apprentice related to the field of heavy-duty equipment, focusing on road transport. Recipients will be chosen based on academic merit, financial need and their reply to an essay question as well as their commitment to contributing to the future success of the trucking industry.
The regions are divided up as follows: B.C.;Alberta/NWT/Yukon; Ontario; Quebec; Saskatchean/Manitoba; and the Atlantic provinces. The deadline to apply is Nov. 30, organizers say.
“Shell is helping today’s students keep tomorrow’s fleets on the road,” said Ainsley Hebert, direct marketing manager fleets, Shell Canada. “The scholarship is the only one of its kind in the Canadian transport industry, and we are excited that the amount awarded has increased this year to $2,500 to assist in offsetting the financial challenge faced by students pursuing a career in road transport.”
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