Dan Ferko, Sirco Machinery Co. Ltd. president, visited Georgian College to present a cheque in the amount US$40,000 to senior staff and faculty.
The funds will go toward the Gene Haas Scholarship for students in the mechanical technician – precision skills program, who achieve an average of 75 per cent or higher in their third semester. The foundation aims to support and grow the manufacturing workforce by investing in the training of skilled workers.
“We are committed to helping Georgian College students achieve their goals of pursuing a career in the trades,” said Ferko. “These awards and scholarships help students achieve success by allowing them to focus on their studies. We are confident they will go on to become the leaders and innovators of the future.”
Since 2014, the foundation has donated more than $134,000 and more than 100 students have benefited from the scholarship. This year, 32 students each received $1717 in awards and scholarships, courtesy of the foundation.
Photo: Georgian College senior staff and faculty are presented with a cheque for US$40,000 by Dan Ferko (far right), Sirco Machinery Co. Ltd. president. The funds are earmarked for awards and scholarships in the mechanical technician – precision skills program.