2022 Scholarship Recipients

January 12, 2022

2022 Scholarship Recipients

WRDC, in partnership with Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro (Hydro), awarded scholarships of $1,500 to six students entering their first year of a skilled trade or technology program.

The Trades and Technology Scholarships were designed to help with the financial challenges full-time students can face during their first-year studies in trades and technology programs. The scholarship recipients are full-time students pursuing exciting careers in programs such as Welding, Carpentry, Machinist, Powerline Technician, Heavy Duty Equipment Technician, Construction/Industrial Electrician, Industrial Mechanic (Millwright), Civil Engineering Technology, Electrical Engineering Technology, Electronics Systems Engineering Technology, Power Engineering Technology, Instrumentation & Controls Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology, and Environmental Engineering Technology.

2022 Trades & Technology Scholarship Recipients:

Nkechinyere Ebere

Nkechinyere immigrated from Nigeria to Canada this past July and has since been studying Electronics Systems Engineering Technology at CNA Ridge Road. She faced many obstacles while completing her high school and university studies in Nigeria, but overcame them all while being in the top of her class. She is a mother and a dedicated volunteer who strives to give back to the communities she is a part of.

Jennifer Robert

Jennifer is currently completing her Heavy-Duty Equipment Technician program at CNA Happy Valley Goose Bay. She has worked in the trucking and mining industry for the last four years and has a wealth of knowledge in many skilled trades. She has experience working hands on in a variety of fields throughout Canada. She is the mother of three daughters, one of whom she is completing her program with. Although she is well-versed in the struggles women face when entering and working within skilled trades, she has used those experiences to drive her toward her goal of becoming a mechanic.

Navjodh Kaur

Navjodh relocated to Canada on her own as an international student to pursue an education in carpentry, and is currently enrolled in the carpentry program at Academy Canada in Corner Brook. She has always been interested in a career that allows her to be hands on; building and fixing things and put a creative flare to it. Since settling in Canada, she has worked tirelessly to ensure she can continue her program and is thrilled that upon completion she will be the first member of her family to benefit from a college education.

Neleah Weese

Neleah is currently completing her Heavy-Duty Equipment Technician program at CNA Happy Valley Goose Bay. She has worked in a variety of positions within Skilled Trades and has a passion for hands on and challenging projects. She recognizes the challenges faced when entering the skilled trades fields and faces them head on. Some of her passions include mechanical work, gardening, sports and traveling. Neleah prides herself on working hard and challenging social norms, especially when it comes to women in the workforce.

Priscilla Rideout

Priscilla is currently enrolled in the Heavy-Duty Equipment Technician program at CNA Placentia. She has a degree in Physical Education and spent eight years working in recreation. Feeling unhappy in her career, Priscilla decided to take part in the Orientation to Trades and Technology (OTT) program offered by WRDC and it changed her outlook and career. While she acknowledges the fear of starting over, she is excited to take this second chance and do something she loves.

Victoria Carroll

Victoria is currently completing her Construction/Industrial Electrician program at Academy Canada in St. John’s. She had pursued various career options, including Social Work and Sonography, but felt that none of them were a good fit. Her father, who is a cabinet maker, inspired her to consider a new direction. She decided to follow along in his footsteps and pursue a trade.

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