Trades excellence recognized by Sooke School District

Scholarships awarded to West Shore trades students

Three former Sooke School District students won four scholarships totaling $3

Three former Sooke School District students have been awarded $3,000 worth of scholarships toward their studies in trades local programs.

Belmont graduates and carpentry apprentices Brennan Muscoby and Cory Zander were each presented with a $1,000 Secondary School Apprenticeship (SSA) scholarship by SD62 board chair Wendy Hobbs at a May 13 ceremony.

The funds are provided annually by the Ministry of Education and the Industry Training Authority to students who graduated with a C+ average on Grade 12 courses, receive credit for all four SSA courses and accumulate at least 900 work-based training hours as apprentices.

Greg Baynton, CEO of the Vancouver Island Construction Association (VICA), presented a $500 scholarship to Pacific secondary graduate Nolan Balfe as the top high school student last year in Camosun College’s Plumbing Foundation program.

Muscoby collected a $500 VICA scholarship as top high school Carpentry Foundation student last year.

The association re-introduced its scholarships in 2009 to increase student awareness around career opportunities in the construction trades and to encourage apprenticeships.

For more information on apprenticeships or other career programs available in the Sooke School District, contact district careers co-ordinator Rodger Hargreaves at rhargreaves@sd62.bc.ca.

editor@goldstreamgazette.com

Just Posted

Neighbour details hearing ‘thuds’ the day girls found dead in Oak Bay

Jury at double-murder trial hears from Andrew Berry’s neighbour

International, Disney and Hallmark films set to be filmed in Victoria in 2019

Local and international production companies seeking out film locations in town

‘Goodness prevails’: neighbours reflect following suspicious death of 60-year-old Metchosin man

Martin Payne was found dead in his Metchosin home on Friday. Police have confirmed foul play.

Family cycling affair Tour de Victoria rolls into ninth year

Riders can sign up for the 160 km Factor race, or distances of 140, 100, 60 30 0r 15 kilometers

Repatriation efforts work to heal and connect through history: Royal BC Museum

Victoria museum’s efforts bolstered by B.C. repatriation grant

VIDEO: Sparrows raise their chicks in Cadboro Bay deck planter

Jill Yoneda captured 11 days up close with tiny Junco sparrows

Greater Victoria wanted list for the week of July 16

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

Olympic softball qualifier gets $150K boost from provincial government

2019 Americas Qualifier to be held in Surrey from Aug. 25-Sept. 1

Gas price inquiry questions Trans Mountain capacity, company denies collusion

The first of up to four days of oral hearings in the inquiry continue in Vancouver

‘Benzos’ and fentanyl a deadly cocktail causing a growing concern on B.C. streets

Overdoses caused by benzodiazepines can’t be reversed with opioid-overdose antidote naloxone

Chinook retention begins on North Island, but amid new size limit

DFO calls measures ‘difficult but necessary’ following rockslide on Fraser River

Will you be celebrating national hotdog day with any of these crazy flavours?

The popularity of hotdogs spans generations, cultures

Former home of accused Penticton shooter vandalized

Ex-wife of man who is accused of murdering four people had her house vandalized

Survivor of near-drowning in B.C. lake viewing life through new eyes

“If I died that day, the baby wouldn’t know his dad,” said 31-year-old Mariano Santander-Melo.

Most Read