Conestoga news

February 8, 2019 11:57 AM

Trades students supported by scholarship program

Eight Conestoga trades students were recently named recipients of the Weston Family Scholarship in the Skilled Trades. Since the launch of the scholarship program last year, Conestoga’s team of Weston Family Scholars has grown to include more than 50 students across a range of construction, industrial and motive power sector programs.

The scholarships are open to students in their first semester of a diploma or certificate skilled trades program, as well as apprentices entering Level 1 in-class training, and have been structured to support students throughout the completion of their programs. Recipients will receive up to $4,000 from the Weston Family Scholarship program and will also receive tuition awards from Conestoga each academic year to assist with tuition costs.

In addition to financial support, Weston Family Scholars are involved in on- and off-campus co-curricular activities through the School of Trades and Apprenticeship including promotional opportunities, open houses and high school events, as well as mentorship initiatives in the community.

More than 20 students were selected for the scholarship program during the fall term, and another eight recipients - who started their programs in January 2019 - were recently announced:


  • Dylan Harper - General Carpenter
  • Matthew McLean - Plumber
  • Edward Post - Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Systems Mechanic

Trades students:

  • Stephanie Evans-Bitten - Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technician
  • Jakob Feicht - Construction Techniques (HVAC, Welding, Plumbing and Electrical)
  • Andrea Kovac - Electrical Techniques
  • James Maw - Construction Techniques (HVAC, Welding, Plumbing and Electrical)
  • Brodie Smith - Construction Techniques (HVAC, Welding, Plumbing and Electrical)

Apprentices starting Conestoga in March 2019 are eligible to apply for this scholarship by the next deadline, March 15, 2019. View the Application Form or contact Adelaide Manley, liaison officer, for more information.

For three generations, The W. Garfield Weston Foundation has pursued its mission to enhance and enrich the lives of Canadians. With a focus on medical research, the environment and education, the Foundation aims to catalyze inquiry and innovation to bring about long-term change. As the Foundation marks its 60th anniversary, it continues to collaborate with a broad range of Canadian charities to further world-class research, explore new ideas, and create tangible benefits for the communities in which it works.

Conestoga is a provincial leader in the delivery of trades and apprenticeship training to serve industry needs and our growing community. Comprehensive programming includes a wide range of post-secondary trades programs that provide pathways to employment in skilled trades careers as well as pre-apprenticeship training and in-school training for apprentices.

For more information, visit the School of Trades and Apprenticeship.