The Glasvan Great Dane Truck Trailer Service Technician scholarships were awarded by Glasvan Great Dane Trailer Sales president, Paul Cobham, to Neil Sullivan of Cambridge and Jason Reinhart, also of Cambridge.
The 2014 Trailcon Leasing Trailer Service Technician Scholarship was presented to Vania Agostinho by Trailcon’s vice-president of service and operations, Paul Merryweather, at the Annual Trades & Apprenticeship Awards Presentation hosted by Waterloo’s Conestoga College.
As a prior year graduate of the college’s Radio Broadcasting diploma program, Vania says that her heart has always been more closely aligned with the automotive sector, and that she resisted enrolling in technician-type programs because so many people thought it would be “too difficult to learn and work in a male-dominated industry.” But after being introduced to truck-coach technician basics, Vania decided that “big trucks” were more her style.
“We see this as a great opportunity to give back, and to help a deserving individual get the necessary training that will open doors to a career in a skilled trade,” says Boughton.
Neil Sullivan and Jason Reinhart were recognized for being the top two academic achievers in the truck-trailer service unit of Conestoga College’s Motive Power Fundamentals program.
“This is a great opportunity to reach out to students who have set their sights on employment in the truck and truck-trailer service industry, and provide them with some financial assistance to help fund their studies,” said Cobham.
Winners are selected by Conestoga College using academic performance criteria along with established criteria to assess financial need. The scholarships are funded by an endowment established by Trailcon Leasing and Glasvan Great Dane and is administered by the OTA Education Foundation. For more information, go to www.otaef.com