The funds supported students in three different programs.
“We are very appreciative of the generosity shown by the Spectra Energy Foundation in providing this funding that assisted 10 NLC students in resolving financial questions that could have potentially had a negative impact on the students,” Dean of Trades and Apprenticeship, Rene Tremblay said.
Seven students from the Wind Turbine Maintenance Technician program have their regular tuition fees covered, although exam fees were not included.
Robbie McMullin and Hayden Stebing, the two Skills Canada competitors received funds to help cover travel expenses to the national championships in Toronto.
Finally, the accommodation for a Level 3 Apprenticeship student was covered while attending the British Columbia Institute of Technology to complete a component of the Level 3 program.
“At Spectra Energy, it’s critically important for us to invest in the communities where we live and work,” Vice President of External Affairs, Gary Weilinger said. “Supporting education and workforce development is a high priority and ensures future success for these students.”
Student awards are administered by the NLC Foundation.
For more information on the NLC Foundation, check out their website at, nlc.bc.ca. You can also contact Donna Kane directly at 250 784 7613, or email [email protected]