The Glasvan Great Dane Truck Trailer Service Technician scholarship was awarded to Dylan Armstrong of Guelph, Ont., while the 2017 Trailcon Leasing Trailer Service Technician Scholarship was presented to Ian Taylor of St. George, Ontario.
Dylan was recognized for being a top academic achiever in the truck-trailer service unit of Conestoga College’s Motive Power Fundamentals program. The scholarship was handed out during the college’s annual Trades & Apprenticeship Awards Presentation held at its Trades campus in Waterloo.
Dylan recently completed year one of a two-year Motive Power Truck and Coach Technician program. His commitment to academics was rewarded in high school where he attained Honour Roll status, and where he was a member of the Racing Team, as well as the school’s Link Crew that helps orient first year students to high school.
Meanwhile, Ian was chosen by the college for excelling in the Truck Trailer Service module of its Motive Power Fundamentals program using criteria established by Trailcon Leasing, the OTA Education Foundation, and Conestoga College.
Ian recently completed year one of a two-year Motive Power Truck and Coach Technician program. He graduated from high school with an Honours with Distinction, along with recognition as an Ontario Scholar. His long-term goal is to become a shop foreman or service manager, or possibly coming back to the college as a teacher.
“Skilled workers are very much in demand in Ontario, and we are pleased to award this scholarship each year to a deserving individual whose skills will one day benefit the trucking industry,” Trailcon’s Al Boughton said.