Conestoga news

October 14, 2003 11:12 AM

Conestoga Student Wins Local Purchasing Association Honour

Amy Wrobel, a student in the co-operative education option of Conestoga College's Business Administration - Materials and Operations Management program, is the winner of a $1,000 scholarship sponsored by the Central Ontario District of the Purchasing Management Association of Canada (PMAC).

The scholarship goes to a Conestoga student who is a PMAC student member and who achieves the highest academic standing in the Principles of Buying course during the second year of program studies.

Wrobel is a 2000 graduate of Kitchener's Forest Heights Collegiate Institute. She enrolled at Conestoga in the fall of that year and is in the final year of the Materials and Operations Management program. Currently, she is on a co-op work term with Transfreight Inc. of Cambridge. She received the scholarship cheque from Central Ontario District President Sandra Stewart, who is employed with NCR Canada in Mississauga.

The PMAC is a professional organization that has more than 300 members in the Central Ontario District and more than 7,000 across Canada. The association views Conestoga's Materials and Operations Management program as dedicated to high educational standards in preparing future professionals, grants PMAC recognition to students who complete the Principles of Buying course and grants Conestoga's graduates a number of course equivalency credits in the association's professional development program.

In the Business Administration - Materials and Operations Management program, students gain the skills and knowledge for careers in the highly specialized and expanding fields of production and inventory control, purchasing, traffic management of goods and supplies, logistics and value analysis.

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