Conestoga news

July 14, 2010 10:35 AM

Nedlaw Roofing Limited Supports New Roofing Skills Training Centre

Randy Walden, owner of Nedlaw Roofing Limited, Nedlaw Living Roofs Inc. and Nedlaw Living Walls, and Greg Clarkson, General Manager of Nedlaw Roofing Limited recently visited Conestoga to present President John Tibbits with a donation of $70,940 in support of the Conestoga – OIRCA Centre for Roofing Training & Technology.

Cheque presentation - Front L-R:  John Tibbits, Randy Walden, Greg Clarkson

Randy Walden commented that, "Nedlaw Roofing Limited is proud to financially support the construction of Conestoga College's new Centre for Roofing Training in Waterloo. The new training centre will be the premier destination in Ontario for students wishing to pursue a career in the roofing industry. It will also help the industry develop young, enthusiastic and creative individuals to ensure one of the most critical components of building construction will attract and train qualified people for years to come."

Conestoga President Dr. John Tibbits states, "Our partnerships with associations such as OIRCA and individual firms such as Nedlaw Roofing are important for a number of reasons. They indicate strong industry support for Conestoga's proposals and initiatives. They speak to our mutual interest in advancing the economy through investment in the skilled trades. Finally, they show employers, educators, government and the community the value and importance of these trades in maintaining the prosperity of our province and nation."

Conestoga is very pleased to partner with the Ontario Industrial Roofing Contractors ‘Association (OIRCA) with the construction of a roofing skills training centre. Focused on providing the most innovative internal and external training environments in Ontario, the new 12,000 square foot Roofing Skills Training Centre will serve industry by enhancing its base of qualified / highly trained professionals, and the Ontario public, by providing skilled professionals to put a well constructed, energy efficient, and safely designed roof over their heads.