Sheridan awards skilled trade scholarships to Brampton, Mississauga, Georgetown students

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Published September 8, 2023 at 3:43 pm

High school students from Brampton, Mississauga and Georgetown are among the 10 recipients chosen to receive Schulich Builders Scholarships for Skilled Trades from Sheridan College. SHERIDAN COLLEGE PHOTO

Four students from Brampton and one each from Mississauga and Georgetown are among the 10 individuals who have been named inaugural recipients of Sheridan College’s Schulich Builders Scholarship for Skilled Trades.

One hundred students from 10 colleges across the province were selected to receive the special award. Over 1,000 students were nominated from a pool of 350,000 candidates across Canada.

Sheridan, with campuses in Brampton, Oakville and Mississauga, received a gift of $325,000 from the Schulich Foundation in February as part of the new this new program, which provides incoming students in the skilled trades with financial assistance.

“I am grateful to the Schulich Foundation for their incredible support, and I look forward to welcoming the Schulich Builders’ recipients to our campus this fall,” says Dr. Janet Morrison, President and Vice Chancellor of Sheridan. “Having access to this significant funding will be life-changing for these students – and the scholarships will also inspire other learners to pursue rewarding, and essential, careers in the skilled trades.”

With the financial support from Schulich’s, Sheridan has been able to provide 10 scholarships: five $20,000 scholarships for students in a one-year certificate program, and five $40,000 scholarships for those pursuing a two-year diploma program.

“We are proud to promote the skilled trades and support students pursuing this rewarding career path,” said Judy Schulich, Director, The Schulich Foundation. “Canadians rely on the trades to build and maintain infrastructure critical for prosperous communities.

“Our challenge today is not having enough of these talented people to meet the demand.”

Sheridan’s Schulich Builders recipients are:

  • Jayden Roberts, 18, is a recipient of the $40,000 Schulich Builders Scholarship. A graduate of Brampton Centennial Secondary School, Roberts will be entering the Electrical Engineering Technician program this fall.
  • Inthusan Sivaguru, 29, is a recipient of the $40,000 Schulich Builders Scholarship. A resident of Mount Forest, Sivaguru will enter the Electrical Engineering Technician program this fall.
  • Liam Pickells, 21, is a recipient of the $40,000 Schulich Builders Scholarship. A resident of Brampton, Pickells will be entering the Welding and Fabrication Technician program this fall.
  • Heather Foster, 36, is a recipient of the $40,000 Schulich Builders Scholarship. A resident of Georgetown, Foster will be entering the Plumbing Technician program this fall.
  • Briar DeCaire, 20, is a recipient of the $40,000 Schulich Builders Scholarship. A resident of Ramara, DeCaire will be entering the Welding and Fabrication Technician program this fall.
  • Arjan Chahal, 19, is a recipient of the $20,000 Schulich Builders Scholarship. A resident of Mississauga, Chahal will be entering the Mechanical Plumbing Techniques program this fall.
  • Mikhail Chambers, 18, is a recipient of the $20,000 Schulich Builders Scholarship. A graduate St. Marguerite d’Youville Secondary School in Brampton, Chambers will be entering the Electrical Techniques program this fall.
  • Wesley Brice, 18, is a recipient of the $20,000 Schulich Builders Scholarship. A graduate of Notre Dame Catholic Secondary School in Brampton, Brice will be entering the Electrical Techniques program this fall.
  • Mark Waitz, 18, is a recipient of the $20,000 Schulich Builders Scholarship. A graduate of St. Theresa’s High School in Midland, Waitz will be entering the Electrical Techniques program this fall.
  • Haleigh Cole, 18, is a recipient of the $20,000 Schulich Builders Scholarship. A graduate of Orchard Park Secondary School in Stoney Creek, Cole will be entering the Welding Techniques program this fall.
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