PGAA Presentation of $500 Grants to First Year Glazier Students
On 2023-01-09, Mei Whyte and Gary Porter attended the SAIT campus to present $500.00 bursaries to the fourteen first year students. This is a pilot program that Trevor Whyte thought of, designed to help the transition to EI, in the first year, where it typically takes longer to receive funds. These were very well received. These students are the future of our trade, and they need our support and mentoring.
It was not long ago that we were worried that we would not have enough students to make the four student minimum and keep this class, so having fourteen of a maximum seats filled by a bright eyed and eager crop off new glaziers was tremendous.
We will do the same thing for the NAIT first years, a little later this year.
Many thanks to Gene Aquilini and Dale England (instructors) and derrick Moore (Academic Chair) for helping to make this a great kick off to the new students’ journey.