Trusscore, the PVC wall and ceiling panels manufacturer announced it is sponsoring two scholarships at Conestoga College, based in Cambridge, Ontaroio worth a total of $2,500 per academic year.
The Trusscore-Conestoga partnership is designed to promote and support local skilled trades training and drive the creation of more opportunities in the trades.
“There’s a shortage of skilled tradespeople throughout North America,” said Trusscore CEO Dave Caputo. “There needs to be better gender parity in the trades, as well.”
The first scholarship is the $1,500 Trusscore Way Women in Skilled Trades Leadership Award. It will be granted to a student in the Conestoga Women in Skilled Trades program who best demonstrates leadership traits aligning with Trusscore team values, known as “The Trusscore Way.”
“These awards not only allow us an opportunity to support our community and Conestoga’s mission of providing top-quality education, but we also believe they will generate interest in the trades as a rewarding career choice, regardless of gender,” Caputo said.