Conestoga news

August 30, 2001 12:41 PM

College Golf Event Will Net More Than $30,000

More than 125 participants showed their friendship and support of Conestoga College and their appreciation of two outstanding local figures at the sixth annual Conestoga College Golf Classic, which took place on August 28 at Greystone Golf Club in Milton.

The event will net more than $30,000 for the College, with the proceeds to be used for the advancement of robotics programs and education at Conestoga, as the College prepares to introduce applied-degree study in the advanced manufacturing field.

Honoured at the Golf Classic were Klaus and Anna Woerner. Mr. Woerner is President and CEO of ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc., a world leader in the design and production of turnkey automated manufacturing and test systems, used mainly by multinational corporations in sectors such as consumer products, health care, automotive and computer/electronics. He is also known as a generous supporter of health care initiatives, education, the arts and the United Way.

Mrs. Woerner is a nurse by vocation, who practiced her profession at hospitals in Cambridge and Kitchener. A Board member with the Cambridge Memorial Hospital Foundation and with Opera Ontario, she has also served on the Board of the Kitchener and Waterloo Community Foundation.

ATS and Conestoga have a strong partnership. The company has contributed funds and equipment to the College, and hires many Conestoga graduates as well as furnishing work-tern experiences for co-op students. Many ATS apprentices receive in-college training at Conestoga. In addition, company employees regularly serve on a number of the College’s program advisory committees, helping to shape curriculum and guide the College in advancing current programs and developing new ones.

Previously honoured at the Conestoga College Golf Classic have been Owen Lackenbauer, Mac Voisin, Bob and Paul Kuntz, Lyle Hallman and Jim Beingessner.

CONTACT: Ron Simmons, 519-748-5220, ext.3752