The Conestoga community honoured outstanding employer partners, mentors, clients, alumni and co-op students during the 2023 Employer Recognition Awards, held through a virtual celebration on March 24.
Co-hosted by Corporate Training; Alumni Engagement; the Conestoga Career Centre; and Co-operative Education, Career and Work-Integrated Learning, the virtual event provided an opportunity during National Co-op and Work-Integrated Learning month to acknowledge the invaluable experiences our employers create for the Conestoga community.
“Our annual Employer Recognition awards is always a highlight of the year as we acknowledge some of the many businesses and community partners who support Conestoga students, graduates and clients,” said Paul Osborne, associate vice president, Marketing and Community Relations. “Employers and partners across the communities we serve have shown their commitment to Conestoga by employing our graduates, our co-op students, accessing Continuing Education and corporate training, participating in Program Advisory Committees and accessing employment services through our Conestoga Career Centre. This ceremony is an opportunity to acknowledge the invaluable experience our employers create for Conestoga students and clients as well as the excellent work demonstrated by our students.”
All 2023 award recipients:
President’s Employer Award of Distinction
- Collaborative Structures Limited
Employer of Distinction - Corporate Training
- Landscape Ontario
Employer of Distinction - Co-operative Education
- Eclipse Automation
- Jones Electric of Kitchener Inc.
- VARLab - Virtual and Augmented Reality Lab at Conestoga College
Employer of Distinction - Conestoga Career Centre
- GRIT Engineering Inc.
- Majorel Canada Inc.
Employer of Distinction - Alumni Engagement
Mentor of Year - Co-operative Education
- Tim Barichello
- Kevin Veith
Host Organization of Distinction - Work-Integrated Learning
- Mount Sinai Hospital
- Guelph Police Service
- Honeypot Marketing
Host Organization of Distinction - CICE
- Miovision Technologies Inc.
Students of the Year - Co-operative Education
- Curtis Enns
- Gavin Masterton
- Jordan Baker
- Larissa Cordick
- Pui Ming Leung
- Sangbong Park
Students of the Year - Work-Integrated Learning
- Thomas Gibson
- Mao Li
The awards presentation was sponsored by Johnson Insurance.