Conestoga news

August 24, 2017 10:41 AM

Renovation Technician student awarded scholarship from The Holmes Foundation

Renovation Technician student Devon Pierce has been awarded a 2017 Make It Right Scholarship from The Holmes Foundation. This year, the foundation granted 12 scholarships to students across the country enrolled in post-secondary construction programs. 

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Mike Holmes Jr. and Sherry Holmes, contractors and representatives of The Holmes Foundation, presented two awards at the 2017 Trades & Apprenticeship Awards Presentation in May. The pair visit Conestoga often to deliver keynote addresses and provide mentorship to Trades & Apprenticeship students.

The foundation was established in 2006 by renowned contractor and construction expert Mike Holmes to encourage Canadian post-secondary students, who have demonstrated a commitment to excellence in residential renovation or construction, to complete their academic training. The Make It Right scholarship is valued at $1,500 and open to new and returning students enrolled in a Canadian post-secondary construction program.

Pierce will enter his first year of Conestoga’s Renovation Technician program this Fall. Architecture - Construction Engineering Technology student Justin Schulz received the scholarship in 2016.

The Holmes Foundation also sponsors two awards that are presented in May at the college’s annual Trades & Apprenticeship Awards Presentation. The awards recognize academic excellence and practical skills excellence.

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.

Visit the School of Trades and Apprenticeship for more information.