By Anthony Capkun
June 14, 2013 – High school students looking to go into the skilled trades or technologies are getting a financial boost from St. Clair College in Windsor, Ont., which is offering scholarships to each Grade 11 and 12 student who competed in the Ontario Technological Skills Competition in Waterloo, Ont., in May. The announcement was, in fact, made at the annual event, which is hosted by Skills Canada-Ontario.
“As a gold sponsor of Skills Canada-Ontario, we encourage our students to participate in this important competition,” said John Strasser, president of the school. “We are committed to furthering the wide variety of pathways available for students who are looking for challenging and rewarding careers in the trades.”
Each high school competitor is entitled to $500 in their first semester of study, and an additional $500 in their second semester of study. The scholarship will be honoured for two years from the date it is issued.
St. Clair College provides education to more than 8000 full-time students on four campuses in Windsor and Chatham-Kent. Since 2000, the college says its students have earned 31 provincial gold medals and four national gold medals in Skills Canada competitions.