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AJAX, Ont. - The Durham Region Home Builders' Association (DRHBA), in partnership with Durham Region Local Training Board (DRLTB), presented a cheque for $11,000 to Leah Myers, president of Durham College at the DRHBA's annual Awards of Excellence ceremony held Friday, April 20 at Deer Creek Golf & Banquet Facility in Ajax, Ontario.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 25, 2007

DURHAM REGION HOME BUILDERS' ASSOCIATION AND PARTNERS

PRESENT $22,000 BURSARY TO DURHAM COLLEGE

AT ANNUAL BUILDERS AWARDS

Donation will benefit students attending School of Skilled Trades and Apprenticeship

AJAX, Ont. - The Durham Region Home Builders' Association (DRHBA), in partnership with Durham Region Local Training Board (DRLTB), presented a cheque for $11,000 to Leah Myers, president of Durham College at the DRHBA's annual Awards of Excellence ceremony held Friday, April 20 at Deer Creek Golf & Banquet Facility in Ajax, Ontario.

college_bursary_chqThe contribution meets the criteria necessary to qualify for the Government of Ontario's matching program, the Ontario Trust for Student Support, creating a total endowment of $22,000.

The donation will be used to develop the Durham Region Home Builders' Association Bursary which will be awarded to students who are enrolled in a full-time skilled trades program and have a demonstrated financial need.

"Through its support of the Durham College School of Skilled Trades and Apprenticeship, the Durham Region Home Builders' Association aims to grow and nurture a local labour pool of skilled trades and make a meaningful contribution to students in need," said Kathy Chateauvert, president of the DRHBA.

The bursary will be provided on an annual basis with preference given to female and male students on a rotating basis of odd and even numbered years.

"On behalf of everyone at Durham College, I'd like to thank the Durham Region Home Builders' Association for their generous financial support," said Myers. "This bursary will help ensure students in financial need receive the support necessary to aggressively pursue a skilled trades education that will put them in great demand upon graduation. As a skilled trades leader, Durham College looks forward to partnering with the Durham Region Home Builders' Association to offer more students than ever an opportunity to pursue an education and ultimately a rewarding career."

Click here for Awards video presentation

About the Durham Region Home Builders' Association

The mission of the Durham Region Home Builders' Association (DRHBA ) is to be the voice of the residential construction industry in Durham Region, to achieve an environment in which its membership can operate profitably, and to promote affordability and choice of high quality homes for new home buyers. For more information, visit the website at www.drhba.com.

About Durham College

For 40 years, Durham College has provided high-demand programs, professors with real-world experience, the latest technology, and an unwavering commitment to student success. The college has close to 6,000 full-time students and close to 80 different post-secondary programs, as well as 23,000 part-time registrations and over 1,500 registered apprentices. For more information, visit the website at www.durhamcollege.ca or call 905.721.2000.

Media contacts:

John Willems

DRHBA

416-670-2421

jwillems@drhba.com 

 Allison Rosnak

Durham College

 905.721.3111 ext. 2513

allison.rosnak@durhamcollege.ca

 

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