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September 25, 2020 2:12 PM

Conestoga students supported by national welding award

Five Conestoga students and recent graduates were among the eight recipients of awards announced by the CWB Welding Foundation. The monetary awards were distributed through two different programs aimed at supporting exemplary students as they complete their education and move towards apprenticeship or employment in the welding trade.

“The CWB Welding Foundation’s student awards program was established to recognize deserving students who are pursuing post-secondary education in welding,” said Susan Crowley, executive director of the CWB Welding Foundation. “We received a number of very strong applications this year, so we are delighted that we can expand our awards program and help even more students achieve their goals.”

Established in 2013 to promote and encourage the pursuit of a career in welding, the Joseph G. Doria Exemplary Student Award supports graduating Canadian secondary students entering a full-time welding technician or welding engineering technology program.

Conestoga recipients include:

  • Alexandria Gawhary, Welding Techniques
  • Lucas Bushen, Manufacturing Engineering Technology - Welding & Robotics
  • Nathan Palmerton, Welding & Fabrication Technician

The Hugh A. Krentz Exemplary Student Award was established in 2015 to support Canadian students entering their final year of study in a minimum two-year welding undergraduate program.

Conestoga recipients include:

  • Tyler Martin, Welding & Fabrication Technician
  • Farid Shigapov, Manufacturing Engineering Technology - Welding & Robotics

The CWB Welding Foundation works with industry and community partners to address the welding trade shortage in Canada. Through education-based programs and initiatives, the organization works to reduce barriers that affect key groups, encourage awareness and the promotion of best practices. The foundation provides a range of awards and bursaries to help welding students continue their journey.

Conestoga’s School of Engineering & Technology offers a comprehensive suite of programs with a wide range of credentials. Programs feature project-based learning, co-op work experience and applied research opportunities to prepare graduates for success in their chosen fields.