Camosun takes provincial co-op award again
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March 25, 2010
For the third consecutive year, a Camosun College student has been awarded the provincial Co-op Student of the Year award at the college level. The Association for Co-operative Education in British Columbia/Yukon (ACE) award is presented to a co-op student at both the college and university level annually. Congratulations to Katherine Williams, a second year student in the Computer Systems Technology program, who received this prestigious award based upon the student’s achievement on the work term, academics, and on contributions to co-operative education and the community.
Award winner saves company $$$
Williams spent her co-op work term last summer at Enquisite, Inc., a software company in Victoria, working as a member of an integrated software development team. “Katherine Williams was an exemplary co-op student, certainly the best co-op student we’ve ever had (we’ve had over a dozen). She exceeded our expectations on all fronts,” states Greg Caws, vice-president of technology operations.
Williams completed programming of two critical applications in the four scant months she worked with Enquisite, Inc. “These two applications probably saved our company approximately $50,000 in development time and has lead to greater customer loyalty. Indirectly I would estimate a $150,000 impact on our business on an annualized basis,” say Caws.
Williams has completed two co-op work terms and is currently enrolled in a third.
That's not all!
A national Co-op Student of the Year award is presented to a student at both the college and university level by The Canadian Association for Co-operative Education, (CAFCE). “We are extremely proud to have two of our Camosun College co-op students receive an honourary mention in the college category,” says Gloria Darroch, director of co-operative education at Camosun.
Previous award winners
Last updated: April 6, 2011 11:13 am