Trailer Makers Help Students with Tuition

WATERLOO, ON — The fourth annual Trades and Apprenticeship awards ceremony at Conestoga College proved to be a good night for many, including three scholarship winners from the Waterloo, ON-based school.

The scholarships are made possible from an endowment by Glasvan Trailers and Trailcon Leasing, which are administered by the Ontario Trucking Association Education Foundation (OTAEF).

Connor Irwin and Sean Dixon were recipients of the Glasvan Great Dane Truck Trailer Service Technician scholarships. Irwin was awarded for being the top practical student, while Dixon was the most improved student in Conestoga’s motive power fundamentals program.

“We see this as a win-win opportunity” says Paul Cobham, president of Glasvan Trailers Inc. of Mississauga. “The students appreciate the additional funding to help them continue their apprenticeships and are given a little extra reward for their hard work and dedication.”

Wade Munro, a fellow student in the program, received the 2013 Trailcon Leasing Trailer Service Technician scholarship for excelling in the truck trailer service part of the motive power fundamentals program. 

“My wife and daughter are my focus”, said Munro in a letter to the OTAEF. “They give me the drive to achieve and succeed.” 

“The trailer service trade is an important one, and we hope that through this award, we will encourage skilled individuals to pursue jobs in this segment of the industry,” says Al Boughton, president of Trailcon Leasing Inc. of Mississauga.

For more information on scholarships available through the OTAEF, visit their website.

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