CWAF presents awards to Western Quebec Career Centre students

CWAF presents awards to Western Quebec Career Centre students

Secondary and post-secondary welding students from the Western Quebec Career Centre received awards from Canadian Welding Association Foundation for their strong welding abilities and academic aptitude.

“It’s always a pleasure to visit this state-of-the-art facility and present the hardworking students with awards,” said Deborah Mates, Executive Director of the CWA Foundation. “The welding students at the Western Quebec Career Centre have demonstrated time after time their passion and dedication to be part of the next generation of Canadian welding professionals.”

Seventeen secondary and post-secondary welding students received awards valued at $2,500 each – totalling $42,500.

Damian Curley, Principal, Western Quebec Career Centre, said it’s been a great partnership with the CWA Foundation.

“I’m very proud of our students here. Their hard work pays off and I’m thankful the CWA Foundation recognizes that,” said Curley. “The Canadian welding community is very grateful to have such a grassroots organization that severs the greater good for the future generations of welding professionals.”

About the CWA Foundation

The CWA Foundation is a National registered charity that supports the Canadian welding industry by increasing public safety awareness in welding, and addressing the welding skilled trade shortage in Canada. Through education based programs and initiatives, we continue to reduce barriers that affect key groups; elementary, secondary, and post-secondary students and educators, indigenous, women, at-risk youth, disabled, and the disadvantaged. We envision a future where all individuals are encouraged and provided the support needed to reach their true potential in a career in welding regardless of identity factors, social and financial status, and lived experiences including gender, age, ethnicity, language, literacy, culture, income, and geographical location.