Financial Awards to Assist students from Northumberland County in Road Building Programs
Belleville, Ontario, April 13, 2012 – Loyalist College is delighted to announce that it has received a $30,000 donation from the Northumberland Road Builders Association (NRBA) for endowment funds, which will assist students from Northumberland County in road building related programs.
“NRBA is thrilled about this opportunity to provide financial assistance to students from the Northumberland County area in road building programs at Loyalist College,” said John Cane, President of Northumberland Road Builders Association. “Our members are excited to support students in the Northumberland area, recognizing they that will be part of our industry’s future.”
The NRBA endowment will provide an award each year, based on the interest from the endowment fund, in perpetuity to a Loyalist student in a program directly related to road building (Civil, Construction, Survey or Environmental Technician/Technology). Students from the Northumberland County area enrolled in their first, second or third year will be able to apply for this financial support.
“There are a growing number of job opportunities in the road building industry for engineering technicians and technologists,” said Loyalist President Maureen Piercy. “To take advantage of these positions, candidates require increasingly complex knowledge and experience. At Loyalist, we are proud to provide the necessary skills through rigorous classroom instruction and applied engineering experiences. With the generous support of NRBA, we will be able to provide selected students from Northumberland County with awards to help them build a successful engineering career in road building. Having financial support and industry encouragement is so important in helping our students persist to achieve their goals and meet market demands.”
The NRBA is composed of a diverse range of Municipal employees (active and retired) having responsibility for roads in both an operations and maintenance capacity to design and construction. A number of supplier representatives are also part of the membership, providing a well-rounded forum to meet the objectives of the association including promotion of good public relations, exchange of ideas and information, study and promotion of better methods of road construction and maintenance, discussion of government legislation affecting Municipalities and subsidies, and maintaining relations with other Government Agencies. In 2010, the NRBA hosted the annual Association of Ontario Road Supervisors (AORS) Municipal Trade Show, and, as a result of the success of this event, the NRBA was able to make these donations with the revenues provided from the Trade Show.
Loyalist College prepares students for a rewarding career by combining rigorous academic standards with hands-on training from industry experts. Programs range from apprenticeships and certificates to diplomas and post-graduate studies. Loyalist offers more than 60 full-time programs and 77 university transfer agreements around the world. One of the best testaments to the College’s value is from graduates who find jobs, as evidenced in the annual College Key Performance Indicator for Graduate Employment, which is consistently above the provincial average. Loyalist is committed to helping students find great jobs, as well as supporting and enhancing the economic and social development of all individuals in its communities.
(from left to right) – Joanne Farrell, Awards Officer at Loyalist College, Maureen Piercy, Loyalist College President, Denise Marshall, Project Engineer with Northumberland County, and John Cane, President of Northumberland Road Builders Association.
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