The program is designed to help students entering the mechanical industry who need financial aid. Federated Insurance, through the CEC, has been offering scholarships for twelve years. The winners of this year’s scholarships are:
Women in a mechanical construction related program, a $2,000 scholarship sponsored by Taco Canada: Erin Martin – Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, fourth year.
Students enrolled in skilled mechanical trades programs – the $1,500 Franke Kindred scholarship went to Tennesy Unger – Saskatchewan Polytechnic, second year – and the $2,000 Wolseley Canada scholarship went to Kalum Neubeker – Saskatchewan Polytechnic, fourth year.
Student chapter member, or son or daughter of a company member who is studying in the mechanical or related construction field. There were four awards:
- The Federated Insurance award of $1,000 went to Carmen Bracho – McMaster University, fifth year.
- The Masco Canada / Delta Faucet scholarship of $1,500 went to Eva Bracho – McMaster University, fifth year – and Carmen Bracho.
- The MCA Canada Associates Council presented $2,500 to Taylor Davies – McGill University, third year.
- The UPONOR Dan Kirkpatrick Scholarship, which consists of five $500 awards, went to Eva Bracho, Philip Reinders – McMaster University, fourth year, Ty Stevens – Saskatchewan Polytechnic, second year, Manuel Lemos – McMaster University, first year and Angel-Lynn Tran – University of Winnipeg, first year.
Student chapter member, or son or daughter of a company member who is studying in the mechanical or a related construction field, business management or computer science. This $1,500 scholarship, sponsored by Bradford White Canada, went to Bryant Brokenshire – Wilfrid Laurier University, third year.
Students attending recognized post-secondary institutions with a goal of entering the mechanical contracting trade upon graduation: The OS&B – R.J. (Bob) Evans Memorial Scholarship consists of two $2,500 scholarships for a college program or four $2,500 awards for a university program. This year’s scholarship winner was Tennesy Unger – Saskatchewan Polytechnic, second year.
The Construction Education Council is part of the Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada (MCAC) and was created originally as the Canadian Mechanical Contracting Education Foundation (CMCEF) in 1998.
Its primary role is to assess the education and training needs for the industry, as well as, promote and deliver those needs to its members.
The council, located in Ottawa, also promotes careers in the construction industry, works with other training organizations, and makes recommendations on current education programs.