For many years, Marjorie Komer was an accomplished and highly esteemed teacher in the preparatory studies activities of Conestoga College. In her memory, her family established the annual $500 Marjorie Komer Award.
The award goes to a student who has completed the Focus for Change program at Conestoga, then gone on to further postsecondary studies. It also recognizes positive achievements accomplished by the student while in Focus for Change, as well as demonstrated growth in the areas of self-confidence and self-esteem.
Recently, members of the family presented this year's award to Lynne Jones of Cambridge. She completed Focus for Change at Conestoga's Waterloo campus, and is now enrolled in the Information Technology Help Desk Professional program at the Doon campus in Kitchener.
Focus for Change assists women on Ontario Works who are underemployed to examine and plan opportunities for life, work and career: assessment of personal strengths, interests and abilities, goal setting, employment strategies, time and work management, and actual work-observation experience in career areas of interest. The Information Technology Help Desk Professional program focuses on knowledge and applied skills associated with providing a business, industry or organization with front-line support in functions involving Windows, Word, Excel, HTML, hardware, networking, databases, project management, help desk technologies and customer service.
Presenting the award in memory of Marjorie Komer were daughters Judy Tenzer and Deborah Whitney, son Bill Komer and daughter-in-law Barb Komer.
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