Conestoga news

March 20, 2018 8:54 AM

Weston Family Skilled Trades Scholarship recipients named

Ten Conestoga trades students and five apprenticeship students have been named recipients of the Weston Family Skilled Trades Scholarship. The scholarships have been structured to support students throughout the completion of their programs: recipients will receive up to $4,000 from the Weston Scholarship program and will also receive tuition awards from Conestoga each academic year to assist with tuition costs.

The Weston Family Skilled Trades Scholarship was announced in February and will support Conestoga students through a multi-year skilled trades scholarship program. Over the next four years, the program will provide more than 65 students and close to 20 apprentices in a range of construction, industrial and motive power sector programs an opportunity to pursue successful careers in the skilled trades.

The scholarships are open to students in their first year of a diploma or certificate skilled trades program, and apprentices entering Level 1 in-class training.

The 2017-18 recipients are:


  • Kaitlyn Benninger: General Carpenter
  • Andrea Davidson: Electrician - Construction and Maintenance
  • Jeremy Diebold: Automotive Service Technician
  • Logan Livingstone: Brick and Stone Mason
  • Kathryn Mills: Cabinetmaker

 Trades students:

  • Brooklyn Berwick: Electrical Technician - Industrial
  • Otadan-Jack Gardner: Mechanical Techniques - Plumbing
  • Drew Horst: Woodworking Technician
  • Ryan Korczak: Woodworking Technician
  • Thu Hung Ly: Motive Power Fundamentals - Automotive Repair
  • Scott MacDonald: Welding and Fabrication Technician
  • Kyle Pearcey: Construction Techniques (HVAC, Welding, Plumbing, and Electrical)
  • Skylar Sawyer: Electro-Mechanical Maintenance
  • Matthew Shackleton: Mechanical Technician - Tool and Die/Tool Maker
  • Collin Wilson: Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technician

The next scholarship deadline is September 15: view the application form or contact Adelaide Manley, liaison officer for the Weston Scholarship, 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.

Visit the School of Trades and Apprenticeship for more information.