Shell Canada, along with the Heavy Duty Distributor Council of Canada, announced the first winners of the Heavy Duty Technician Scholarships.
Introduced in June 2007, the scholarships are designed to support the next generation of skilled workers by providing financial assistance to Canadian students in a transportrelated program. The following five regional winners were selected to receive a $1,000 scholarship, based on their academic merit, financial need and desire to contribute positively to the future of the trucking industry. The winner are: Paul von Conrad — Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (Edmonton, Alta); David Thompson — Red River College (Winnipeg, Man.); Anthon Baines– Mohawk College of Applied Arts and Technology (Hamilton, Ont.); Julien Bradet — Centre Wilbrod-Bherer (Quebec City, Que.); Jennifer Willis — Nova Scotia Community College (Halifax, N. S.)
“These students represent the future of the industry in Canada,” said Diane McFarlane, General Manager, Shell Lubricants Canada. “For Shell, supporting the development of these students today is a way of encouraging the skills and values that we will need in our business down the road. It is our way of helping the best succeed, which is what we do in our business everyday.”