Eight Red Deer Catholic school students each get $1,000 apprenticeship scholarship

Eight former Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools students will be awarded $1,000 each in high school apprenticeship scholarships at the Game Changers in the Modern Workforce virtual awards ceremony Nov. 5.

The students are:

● Chase Carlson – Welding, St. Joseph High School

● Jeffrey Jardine – Electrical, St. Joseph High School

● Luke Larson – Heavy Equipment, École Secondaire Notre Dame High School

● Neil Ebenal – Heavy Equipment, École Secondaire Notre Dame High School

● Noah Schmucki – Motorcycle Mechanic, St. Joseph High School

● Jared Rose – Carpenter, St. Dominic Catholic High School

● Terrance Currie-Trimming – Instrumentation and Control Technician, St. Dominic Catholic High School

● Anthony Stewart – Automotive Service Technician, St. Dominic Catholic High School.

This event is to honour high school students from across the province who have extraordinary dedication and drive to their trades.

“We are excited to celebrate this amazing achievement,” said Superintendent, Kathleen Finnigan at Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools.

“The focus and dedication these students have on their future careers is outstanding. I was blessed to be part of this virtual event where we can recognize the achievement of these individuals and the bright futures that lay ahead of them.”

Dual Credit and Off Campus Divisional Lead Teacher, Tracey Millar at Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools said the opportunity for students to enter the skilled trades while in high school and experience authentic learning opportunities is invaluable and cannot be replicated without the community business partners.

“We, along with our students, are so grateful to them for providing these rich developmental environments. The scholarships awarded help young apprentices pay for tools, ongoing technical training and other expenses that they incur.”

For more information, please visit https://www.careersnextgen.ca/gamechangers/

Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools serves over 10,360 students in 20 schools in Red Deer, Blackfalds, Sylvan Lake, Rocky Mountain House, Innisfail, and Olds, as well as an at-home learning program. It also supports the learning of over 1095 students in a Traditional Home Education Program.