Ottawa, ON – The Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada (MCAC) announced its recipients for the 2022 Richard McKeagan Scholarship Series. Close to $30,000 was awarded to students, which marks the highest amount of financial assistance the scholarship has seen.
“Supporting the future leaders in our industry is paramount, particularly as we grapple with retirements and skilled worker shortages across the country. This year’s financial assistance total is our largest to date, and it showcases the industry’s ongoing commitment to the next generation,” said Derek Ermen, president and chair of the MCA Canada.
- Bradford White Canada ($1,500) – Luca DeChellis
- Equipco Ltd. ($1,500) – Emma Powell
- Federated Insurance ($1,000) – Kyle Desrochers
- Masco/Delta ($1,500) – Tatiana Howard
- MCAC Associate Members ($2,000) – Arleen Kehler
- MCA Hamilton/Niagara ($1,000) – Emma Powell
- Mitsubishi Electric Heating and Cooling ($2,000) – Mina Ariana
- OS&B (Two scholarships worth $2,500) – Jill Stagg and Kyron Evans
- Palser Enterprises ($1,500 towards tools) – Cory Mueller
- Reliance Worldwide Canada ($2,500) – Emma Powell
- ServcoCanada ($2,500) – Arleen Kehler
- Taco Comfort Solutions ($1,000) – Tasneem Kham and Marco Meli
- Uponor (five scholarships worth $500) – Mina Ariana, Tang Gilbert, Tatiana Howard, Meghan McLaughlin, and Emma Powell
- Watts Water Technologies ($1,500) – Brooke Carbino
- Women in Mechanical Construction ($800) – Arleen Kehler
Named in honour of past CEO Richard McKeagan, the scholarship series is aimed at students in the mechanical field of study and has been broadened to include several new initiatives, including scholarships specifically for women in the mechanical field.
Since its launch in 2006, the scholarship series has awarded more than $100,000 to deserving post-secondary students.